"The story takes place in an alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos." This premise pique my interest but unfortunately it doesn't amount to much. I don't know what the writer, Desmond Nakano, was exactly trying to do here, but it doesn't work. Disregarding that failed attempt at social commentary, and just looking at this as a poor family guy taking a wealthy man hostage, I didn't find this to be a complete mess or bore, but it has issues. The major one is that he takes his hostage everywhere in public, even on a trip with his son. It's fairly ridiculous. I found Louis' wife fairly unsupportive as well once things turned sour.