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post #31 of 129
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Originally Posted by tomhunter8 View Post
I loved the first episode, but was disappointed in the second episode. I just can't believe any jury would've found the old lady not guilty. However, I love the characters and actors and I look forward to future episodes.
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post
I was expecting the jury to find her guilty, but to have her sentenced to probation, so she wouldn't do time.

All I know is that I miss James Spader. ;-)
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Well, I enjoyed the first, the second less so. Not even Bates will get me to keep watching this. I also can't believe a jury would find the lady not guilty, all twelve believed she should get off scott free for armed robbery, endangering a mans life?
This is a DEK fantasy world, of course she was going to be found not guilty, it's one of the things that makes DEK shows so much fun.
post #32 of 129
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post
I was expecting the jury to find her guilty, but to have her sentenced to probation, so she wouldn't do time.

All I know is that I miss James Spader. ;-)
But they did the probation in the first episode with the drug buyer.
post #33 of 129
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Originally Posted by keenan

This is a DEK fantasy world, of course she was going to be found not guilty, it's one of the things that makes DEK shows so much fun.
As long as fun doesn't turn into stupid. ;-)
post #34 of 129
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post
As long as fun doesn't turn into stupid. ;-)
Or "schmaltzy." Methinks it already has.
post #35 of 129
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This is a DEK fantasy world, of course she was going to be found not guilty, it's one of the things that makes DEK shows so much fun.

I agree. The correlation between what really goes on in courtrooms and David E. Kelley's version of what goes on there is roughly zero. Although it's true that Kelley lives in fantasyland, it is a funny and entertaining fantasyland.
post #36 of 129
In many areas, this lady would have already been given probation, and referred to a local church for help with food. That would be my course of action had I been the DA. That said, that's boring TV.
post #37 of 129
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Or "schmaltzy." Methinks it already has.

I watched both episodes this week and that was my observation. The show is light and entertaining but it seems to be aiming for cheaply contrived situations designed purely to pull the audience heart strings.
post #38 of 129
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

I watched both episodes this week and that was my observation. The show is light and entertaining but it seems to be aiming for cheaply contrived situations designed purely to pull the audience heart strings.

I enjoyed the first two episodes of Harry's Law. That was almost entirely because its wild situations and snarky dialog often made me laugh. I thought it was far too broad to have been meant to manipulate viewer's emotions. I suppose it's possible David E. Kelley wanted us to be moved by the hijinks depicted in those shows but it certainly didn't affect me that way.
post #39 of 129
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Originally Posted by jabbathespud View Post

Better than I expected but Castle still rules the hour.

Agreed. I'm going back and forth between the two on the only converter box in the house. Blasted transistion....
post #40 of 129
The third episode, 1/31 = best yet.
post #41 of 129
good to see steve harris guest star, loved him on the practice... what ever happened to him??
post #42 of 129
I didn't watch last night's episode because NBC's OKC affiliate, KFOR, lacks the capability to superimpose a text crawl over an HD image. We had a blizzard last night and this morning. Consequently, Harry's Law was shown in SD so that KFOR could superimpose emergency weather information over it.

I understand that KFOR needs to scroll emergency information when there is an impending blizzard but its inability to do so over an HD image is simply inexcusable.
post #43 of 129
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Looks like the show is pulling good numbers, 10 million last night against reruns, so it may be around for a while. I'm enjoying it, I'd put it in the same class as Castle- light fun, and enjoyable.
post #44 of 129
I've been enjoying the show. However being from and living in Cincinnati, I find it amusing whenever they show the city. The stock footage they are using to show the Cincy skyline, etc. is OLD!!! Like at least 10 years old, old. You can clearly see Cinergy Field (Old Riverfront Stadium) which has been gone for a very long time and replaced with Great American Ballpark. The names on the buildings make me laugh too - Firstar?? They've been US Bank since 2001! Not to mention the tallest building in the city (Queen City Tower) doesn't even exist in the footage.
post #45 of 129
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Originally Posted by nikeykid View Post
good to see steve harris guest star, loved him on the practice... what ever happened to him??
He's had a recurring role on Friday Night Lights.....
post #46 of 129
I thought last night's episode added some complexity to the show. It showed that Tommy Jefferson was more capable than we may have thought, a bit more sympathetic, and lonely besides; it also showed, in the disturbing stomping scene, the consequences of vigilanteism (sp?). The resulting off-the-record discussion with the D.A. turned head-over-heels the indignation the average viewer probably felt earlier when it was revealed the perp was probably going to walk.

It's not great TV drama, but it's showing itself to be a smarter and smarter show.
post #47 of 129
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Funny, I was not too enamored with last night's outing. To little Harry, too much many others. It felt like they crammed to many various storylines into one episode.
post #48 of 129
It's nice to see Martin Lawrence doing television again. :-P :-D
post #49 of 129
They've updated their stock footage of Cincinnati. Much better Judging by the crane in the place where the new 41 story Great American Tower now sits, it's from some time last spring/summer.
post #50 of 129
Finally got around to watching the latest episode of Harry's Law and thought it was the best yet. It was fun to see some complexity added to the Tommy Jefferson character. I think that Christopher McDonald, who plays Tommy, is a fine character actor and did an excellent job of handling the subtleties required by this week's show. Nathan Corddry, who plays Adam, is doing a great job, too. I particularly enjoyed his scene with the assistant DA who got a warrant for Damien's arrest on no evidence whatever. The discussion exposed a moral and legal conundrum where nobody won or everybody won, depending on your point of view.

Despite my profound disagreement with his Hollywood Lefty politics, I think David E. Kelley is one of the funniest men alive. If future episodes of Harry's Law entertain me as well as the most recent one did, I'll be around for awhile.
post #51 of 129
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Well tonight's episode was interesting. Got to say Harry had an unique defense, D.E.K. like to toss in social commentary wherever he can. Not that his points are not valid....
post #52 of 129
Once again, I watched this week's Harry's Law late and, once again, I loved it. This is becoming one of my favorite shows, primarily because I learned a long time ago not to take David E. Kelley's antic plots very seriously and rise above their preposterousness.

I have always known that Kathy Bates was wonderfully talented but the show's supporting cast is great, too. The young actors, Nathan Corddry as Adam and Johnny Ray Gill as Damien have been outstanding, as has the solid long time character actor Christopher McDonald as Tommy. What can I say? Kelley's humor appeals to me and is made even better in the hands of Harry's Law's terrific ensemble cast.
post #53 of 129
In real life, though, could a judge force a lawyer to stay in a trial? Wouldn't this be setting up a good chance for reversal on appeal if the guy is found guilty?

Not that this show has anything to do with real life, but, ya know... :-D
post #54 of 129
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

In real life, though, could a judge force a lawyer to stay in a trial? Wouldn't this be setting up a good chance for reversal on appeal if the guy is found guilty?

Not that this show has anything to do with real life, but, ya know... :-D

A lawyer who has undertaken to represent a client in a case has an obligation to continue to do so until and unless the judge in that case gives the lawyer leave to withdraw.

You are right that any relationship between Kelley's version of what happens in the law practice on Harry's Law and what real lawyers and judges do in real courtrooms is purely coincidental. Despite having practiced law for more than 30 years, Harriet and her minions, and their snarky interchanges, consistently entertain me.
post #55 of 129
Just watched this week's episode of Harry's Law and very much enjoyed it. Alas, based on the paucity of posts here, I fear I may be the only viewer the show has left. Something about David E. Kelley's stuff has always tickled my funny bone and Harry's Law is no exception. I have particularly liked Christopher McDonald's performances as Tommy Jefferson. Tommy, self styled World's Greatest Lawyer, has turned out to be a man of many parts.
post #56 of 129
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Just watched this week's episode of Harry's Law and very much enjoyed it. Alas, based on the paucity of posts here, I fear I may be the only viewer the show has left.

This is one of the highest rated shows on NBC!

Harry's Law
- 9.588 million viewers
- 6.1/11 HH
- 1.8/5 A18-49

But I'm not really watching frequently.
post #57 of 129
We watch it each week. Like gwsat, I am always tickled by the antics that come out of a Kelly enterprise.
post #58 of 129
It's one of my favorite shows. Tommy is like the secret ingredient that makes a product stand out in its' category.
post #59 of 129
I like it also. I actually look forward to seeing it.
post #60 of 129
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Just watched this week's episode of Harry's Law and very much enjoyed it. Alas, based on the paucity of posts here, I fear I may be the only viewer the show has left.
The AVS demographic and that of a show kike Harry's Law are, well, mostly different. Which is why so many discussions of the talents and abilities of female actresses often don't get far past their physical attributes. I think Harry needs to shoot more than the occasional rodent to attract the core geek demo.
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