Very few people have ever called Erin Brockovich — her manner, her personal affect, her crusading approach — "subtle." Trust me.
I googled. Nobody is likely to call Rebel, a new ABC drama "inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today," subtle either. Krista Vernoff's series tells you what it's thinking and feeling to an exhausting degree, barks out its iconoclastic ideology at every turn and still somehow ends up feeling like an entertaining broadcast TV throwback.
Credit there goes to Vernoff's smart structuring of the story and an outrageously good cast led by Katey Sagal. Sagal plays Annie Flynn-Reid-Bello, a Brockovich stand-in known to everybody as "Rebel," because she's a freakin' rebel.Read more on hollywoodreporter.com