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DIGGSTOWN follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers - messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Joining Antoine is a star-studded cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic Air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), and Dwain Murphy (Titans).

Every episode named after the client. I like it.

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Thank you @statsgirl. Halifax is my hometown! This show is literally shot in my backyard so I course I have to love it, even though Marcie is impossibly noble.  

It's nice to see a less glamorous area of the law, and how many of Marcie's clients are unlikable without being cartoon villains.

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On 3/19/2020 at 6:16 AM, marinw said:

It's nice to see a less glamorous area of the law, and how many of Marcie's clients are unlikable without being cartoon villains.

They do a good job of making it more realistic. Vinesse Antoine said that she liked that the cop in the first episode was Asian instead of the stereotypic white man.

I also like the older actors being brought back. Sonja Smits did a reprise of Street Legal. And Cathy Jones as the mother/relative from hell was a hoot.

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On 3/20/2020 at 3:41 PM, statsgirl said:

And Cathy Jones as the mother/relative from hell was a hoot.

Cathy Jones is a national treasure.

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Is that the end of the Ezra Evins storyline?  What a fizzle out. I hope this is not the beginning of Avery/Marcie. I like him with Pam.

Good for Pam standing up for her sister.

It was nice to see Cassandra James allowed to do more than the tiny bits General hospital let her do. The references to her character being transgender were very subtle, well done.

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I wish Colleen was more supportive of Iris. Iris was attacked and defended herself. That seemed to be the overall theme of the episode: What happens when a woman fights off her attacker and then the original attacker adopts the role of the victim?

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I think it was because Iris lost control. The "we are supposed to be better than our clients" idea.

We the audience know that it was because of her anger at her mother, who is really a piece of work, but Colleen doesn't.

Iris and Dani Ewing had in common that they were both acting irrationally in the situation.  Even though both cases worked out well in the end, going too far got them into trouble.

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