'American Odyssey' follows too-familiar path

April 3, 2015 3:33 PM

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There's perhaps an outside chance that NBC's American Odyssey (Sunday, 10 p.m. ET/PT, *1/2 stars out of four) might not seem quite as impenetrably dull had we not already seen — or ignored — a hundred similar tales of terrorist conspiracies and government coverups. But we have and it does, and there's really no coming back from that.

For those who are still intrigued, American Odyssey (formerly just called Odyssey before NBC, for some reason, decided we might not know what country we live in), follows three far-flung Americans who get separately entangled in a deadly plot to fund jihadists. Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel of...

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