October 9, 2012 8:38 PM

TV review | ‘Chicago Fire’ has intriguing action but fails to ignite interest

The action sequences that propel the new NBC series “Chicago Fire” are dramatically and visually gripping, as long as everyone keeps working and refrains from talking too much. But the obtuse characterization, on what is supposed to be a personality-driven ensemble drama, is too pervasive to be relegated to popcorn breaks.

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