Since 1970, the Federal Witness Protection Program has relocated thousands of witnesses, some criminal, some not, to neighborhoods all across the country. Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population. And that is, somebody wants them dead.
A Crime and Punishment Series
(of sorts), this show features U.S. Marshals Mary Shannon
and Marshall Mann
(yes, that makes him Marshal Marshall
), who work with people in WitSec (Witness Protection
). This leads to them sometimes having to uncover crimes, track down killers, work at protecting them, etc., in addition to somewhat nannying their clients.
When off-duty, Mary is stuck dealing with her mother Jinx and sister Brandi, both of whom are shacking up at her house. Neither of them work, both have criminal records (and in Brandi's case, a criminal boyfriend pimping her out to sell drugs), and one wonders how Mary came to be such a law-abider with these influences. Her father committed crimes and left the family long ago, leaving Mary to be their "hall monitor." Mom and sister resent the hell out of Mary for this. There's also Mary's off-and-on fuckbuddy/boyfriend, a Minor Leaguer
named Raphael, who has more feelings for her than she does for him. Brandi rags on him constantly, yet is desperate to get into his pants.
As of the end of Season 2, Brandi is on again/off again with a self made rich guy and taking classes at the local community college, Raphael is working for Brandi's boyfriend, Raphael and Mary are engaged and Mary has told him what she does. Jinx has gone sober (maybe).
During the third season, the origins of Mary and Marshall's partnership have been revealed to the audience, among other things. Season 5 (the show's final season) ended in 2012.
This series provides examples of: