The first hour or so of this near-three hour TV movie is really slow, but luckily--thanks to a combination of interesting plot twists as well as the intriguing character and great acting of William Macy--the movie really picks up steam after that first slow section.
The plot centers on a triple murder; the central question is who actually committed this crime. One guy is behind bars and sentenced to lethal injection for it. Another guy is in prison for another crime but is very closely connected to the crime. A third guy is out of the slammer but also closely connected to the crime. On the law side, we have Macy as a lawyer, his real-life wife Felicity Huffman as a judge with whom he gets romantically involved, Tom Selleck as a cop on the case, and Monica Potter as the prosecuting attorney who's married but also involved with Selleck.
Yes, it's pretty soapy, but Macy's great acting, as well as solid support from Huffman, Selleck, Potter, and the bad guys (James Rebhorn and Glenn Plummer, especially) make this more than watchable. If you can get past the first very slow hour or 75 minutes, then settle in for an enjoyable remainder of the movie.