An Orphan Walks into a Bar

Series 1 - Episode 1 An Orphan Walks into a Bar



A popular fixture of the crime drama is the goofy sleuth, who can either be quirky (Psych), troubled (The Mentalist) or slightly out of step with societal norms (Monk). In The Finder, we have a combination of all three qualities in Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), an Iraq war veteran whose vaguely defined brain injury has given him the ability to find the unfindable. It’s also, of course, made him winningly eccentric but difficult to work with.

Following a try-out appearance in Bones, Walter now gets his own series, ably assisted by Green Mile man-mountain Michael Clarke Duncan. This pilot centres on the search for a missing father and is slick if undemanding mystery fare.


A soldier renowned for his tracking abilities suffers brain damage from a bomb blast while serving in Iraq, but when he recovers, discovers he has gained rare skills that enable him to find people or objects the authorities cannot. However, the incident has left him with eccentricities that make him difficult to work with, so he relies on support from his legal advisor and friend Leo Knox while working on cases. Crime drama, starring Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan.