The Mercury News

‘The Equalizer’

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TV’s fascinatio­n with do-overs continues with a “reimaginin­g” of the popular 1980s crime saga that also inspired a couple of Denzel Washington films. The commanding Queen Latifah plays Robyn McCall, an “enigmatic woman with a mysterious background” who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to exact justice on behalf of downtrodde­n and oppressed victims caught up in a rigged system. As Robyn conducts this work anonymousl­y, not even her teen daughter and live-in aunt are on to her. But a shrewd NYPD detective is determined to uncover the identity of this vigilante. (Premieres Feb. 7, CBS, following the Super Bowl)

 ?? CBS ?? Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall in “The Equalizer,” a remake of the classic 1980s crime drama.
CBS Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall in “The Equalizer,” a remake of the classic 1980s crime drama.

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