Lights Out

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (3,295)

Lights Out is a television drama series that was produced by FX and premiered in 2011. The show follows the story of Patrick "Lights" Leary, a retired boxing champion who tries to maintain his family life while dealing with a major financial crisis. The main character, played by Holt McCallany, is a former heavyweight boxing champion who is known for his impressive strength, stamina, and technique in the ring. After retiring from boxing, he starts to run a gym where he trains young hopefuls who wish to follow in his footsteps. However, his financial situation is not as stable as he would like it to be, and he is in debt to some dangerous people who threaten his life and that of his family.

Stacy Keach plays Robert "Pops" Leary, Lights' father, a former boxing trainer himself who also struggles to deal with his son's retirement and the financial hardships that come with it. He is a seasoned veteran in the boxing world and serves as a mentor to Lights, imparting his wealth of knowledge on his son and helping him navigate the complicated world of boxing management.

Catherine McCormack plays Theresa Leary, Lights' wife who is a former nurse and mother to their three daughters. She tries to keep the family together while balancing her husband's emotional highs and lows, and dealing with their financial problems.

The show is centered around the world of boxing, which serves as a metaphor for the grueling, unforgiving terrain that Lights and his family navigate. Lights wants to provide for his family and provide them with a comfortable lifestyle, but he is perpetually pursued by his own past and present demons. He struggles with balancing his love for his family with his desire to get back into the ring and reclaim his former glory, hoping that a successful comeback will be enough to take care of his financial woes.

The show is notable for its striking cinematography and realistic fight choreography. The boxing scenes are visceral and intense, putting the viewer in the ring with the boxers as they dodge, weave, and throw punches at each other. The gritty atmosphere of the gym where Lights trains and his family lives is also a major part of the show's aesthetic, with dimly lit rooms and dingy equipment adding to the sense of desperation and hopelessness that permeates much of the series.

The central themes of Lights Out revolve around family, loyalty, and the pursuit of the American dream. Lights is a character who embodies the best and worst of the American psyche, with his relentless work ethic and fierce determination often getting in the way of his ability to connect with his family and make wise decisions. His father, Pops, serves as a voice of reason and a cautionary tale, warning Lights of the pitfalls of the boxing business and the need to prioritize his family above all else.

Overall, Lights Out is a captivating and thrilling drama series that is sure to appeal to fans of boxing and gritty family dramas. With strong performances from its ensemble cast and a gripping story that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, this show is a must-watch for anyone looking for a visceral and emotional ride.

Lights Out is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 11, 2011.

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13. War
April 5, 2011
It's a battle between Lights and Reynolds for the heavyweight title.
Sucker Punch
12. Sucker Punch
March 29, 2011
Lights receives a surprise visitor prior to the big fight.
11. Rainmaker
March 22, 2011
Lights sacrifices his own future to help a punch-drunk, broke former champion.
Cut Men
10. Cut Men
March 15, 2011
An injury threatens Lights' health as well as his and Theresa's careers.
9. Infight
March 8, 2011
Lights' commitment to a new boxing mentor threatens to destroy his family.
Head Games
8. Head Games
March 1, 2011
Lights is desperate for alternative training. He seeks out an unorthodox boxing guru.
7. Crossroads
February 22, 2011
Lights' comes to a crossroads as he battles professional and personal obstacles.
6. Combinations
February 15, 2011
Lights prepares for his first fight in five years but struggles with being away from his family.
The Comeback
5. The Comeback
February 8, 2011
Lights and his wife Theresa are fighting once again over their financial situation. Meanwhile, Lights feels the ever deepening effects of his dementia.
Bolo Punch
4. Bolo Punch
February 1, 2011
Lights may have to sacrifice himself in order to bail Johnny out.
The Shot
3. The Shot
January 25, 2011
On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Lights attempts to reach a young fighter who could be a potential champion.
2. Cakewalk
January 18, 2011
When Lights is threatened with criminal charges, he's forced to make a special delivery that could have unexpected consequences.
1. Pilot
January 11, 2011
Former heavyweight boxing champion Patrick "Lights" Leary struggles to find his identity and provide for his family following retirement from the ring.
Where to Watch Lights Out
Lights Out is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lights Out on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 11, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (3,295)