Shows with lawyers being the centre of action are some of the most appealing yet intense series on television. They entertain fans with their courtroom drama, the viewers who work in legal profession appreciate the justice-seeking stories for reasons that go beyond the initial appeal. Time and again, we see shows about lawyers and the lives they live, both the lavish and the struggling ones. Legal dramas don’t always represent the profession precisely, but they are great for showing all the fields you can work in. Here’s a list of some gripy, high-powered classic legal TV series sure to make love lawyers:
1. Boston Legal
Boston Legal deals with the tricky issues that lawyers face around the globe. From its pilot episode in 2004 to its last episode in 2008, the series showcased the lives and values of different lawyers. The was series aired on ABC and it was one of the most realistic and well-developed legal series of all time, and had the added bonus of being regularly funny. The series starred James Spader, William Shatner, and Candice Bergen.
An engaging show that tackles distressing issues that people encounter on a daily basis, and a great source of entertainment, Suits is not only relatively new, but also one of the greatest shows of the genre. A "must watch" series that shows scenes from real and mock trials and gives a valuable insight into the life of a lawyer. The latest Season 8 can be watched on Comedy Central every Saturday from 8pm to 9pm IST.
3. Law and Order
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf, launching the Law & Order franchise. It started in the early 90s as a New York-based series, but soon grew, not only to other major cities, but in terms of content. The entire run of the series was aired on NBC. It’s subseries, such as Criminal Intent and Special Victim’s Unit, look at law enforcement from different perspectives; all show the steely mind-set needed to succeed.
4. The Practice
The show’s unique perspective on the different cases that the law firm takes on inspire viewers to question their thinking when they hear about a particular case. It makes viewers think outside the box, using gut instincts to find out the true story behind the plot. The series was runned for eight seasons on ABC. It’s one of many skills required by a lawyer. The Practice, an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series.
5. The Good Wife
The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS. It is mystery drama TV series that stars Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, and Josh Charles. The show was created by Michelle King and Robert King. The American legal and political drama television series was aired on CBS. The Good Wife also won numerous prestigious awards, including five Emmys and the 2014 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.