9-1-1:Lonestar is a guilty pleasure spinoff of 911. By repeating the structure of 911 responders, you’d think this would be a tame rip-off. But with high melodrama and a diverse cast that oozes with charm, it becomes irresistible escapist television. And these days what more can you ask for? Mixed with optimism and hope, this is the antidote for our trouble times.