Michael Clarke Duncan, Geoff Stults, Mercedes Masohn

An American war hero discovers he has an innate ability to “find” things after suffering from brain damage when an improvised explosive device goes off while he’s on patrol in Afghanistan. Sound quirky? Welcome to The Finder.

Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) is the veteran who sees connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people that other investigators would miss. Walter is assisted by his “legal advisor” and bar owner Leo Knox (Michael Clarke Duncan), US Deputy Marshal Isabel Zambada (Mercedes Masohn), and teen parolee and thief Willa Monday (Maddie Hasson), who is serving her probation with the team.

Fans of the series Bones will be pleased the spin-off series The Finder is getting a run in Australia, despite it being cancelled by FOX after only one season – thought it’s easy to see why it wasn’t renewed. The Finder is a procedural drama that never actually decides if it wants to be a clone of CSI: Miami or The Glades. The usually strong Clarke Duncan is the only highlight though he’s cornered as ‘the buddy’ to Stults’s Sherman and essentially left to either: a) explain what’s going on; or b) look smug as Sherman solves the case on the flimsiest of evidence.

The Finder is 13 episodes of bland American pseudo-police drama. It’s not offensive and is an easy watch, though the characters aren’t that likeable (Masohn is seemingly only there for titillation) and the plot is often too unbelievable for audiences to buy in. The Finder lacks spark, and is too easily dismissed – there are better places to find your fill of US drama.

The Finder – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10.