A reimagining of the original television series, which starred Chuck Norris and was called Walker Texas Ranger, which aired in the 90s about a law enforcement official working in Texas. Playing in the lead role is Jared Padalecki, who made his name from series like The Gilmore Girls and Supernatural.
Deciding to return home to Austin, Texas after a year’s absence, Cordell Walker (played by Jared Padalecki) wants to reconnect with the people he left behind while at the same time establishing a relationship with his new partner. Walker had been working undercover during the time he was gone. Now he is back and is trying to repair his relationship with his son, August (played by Kale Culley) and his daughter, Stella (played by Violet Brinson), who is rebellious to say the least. He is also trying to deal with issues involving his family, including his traditional rancher father (played by Mitch Pileggi), his brother who is an ADA, Liam (played by Keegan Allen) and his all-knowing mother (played by Molly Hagan).
All this is made more difficult by the fact that his wife is deceased. A death which he begins to think there is more to know about. He begins to believe there is more than meets the eye there and is determined to get to the bottom of it.
Walker returns to his job as a Texas Ranger. Things have changed. His colleague Larry James (played by Coby Bell) is now the boss and Walker has a new partner, Micki Ramirez (played by Lindsey Morgan). Micki is one of the first women to work as a Texas Ranger. Challenges abound for everyone.
The series starts off a little slow but gains momentum as the season goes on. A case of just trying to find its feet, I guess. One aspect that might disturb some viewers is the reliance on cliches. It is cliches heaped upon cliches here. That along with some uneven acting might be too much to overcome for some.
Don’t expect it to be like the Norris version of Walker; this is a different kind of show. The Walker character is younger and has kids. A man of morals, but a different set of challenges this time around. More like a soap opera than a police/law enforcement drama. Plenty of focus is put on the family and relationships rather than the crimes. Social issues are addressed. Typical CW series.