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In the aftermath of her family tragedy, top corporate attorney Sydney Strait puts aside years of conflict with her father Elijah to rejoin his legendary civil rights firm and take on a chemical company whose product may cause cancer.

Series premiere airing Monday, September 23, 2019, on NBC.

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I love me some Jimmy Smits but the promos don't look good and I already can't stand the daughter, lol.

I'll give it a shot.  

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In the aftermath of her family tragedy, top corporate attorney Sydney Strait puts aside years of conflict with her father Elijah to rejoin his legendary civil rights firm and take on a chemical company whose product may cause cancer.

Original air date 2019.09.23 

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On 9/11/2019 at 1:43 PM, Ohwell said:

I love me some Jimmy Smits but the promos don't look good and I already can't stand the daughter, lol.

I'll give it a shot.  

Ditto!!  It could suck and I would still watch for JS.  but it was decent.  Not great, but watchable and has potential.  The daughter wasn't quite as annoying as I thought.  I will keep watching.  My main issue is Smit's acting is so far above his costars, it's glaring.

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Contrived, predictable, clichéd, and obviously written by people who have actually never been inside a courtroom.   I usually like Smits, but even he couldn't get me to watch a second episode of this dreck.   

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Ugh. I love JS. But eh on this one. His accent was bad. The daughter was annoying. I’m hoping she will calm down so I will give it another chance. (This is based on the Roundup case with non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Waiting for it to be connected with Multiple Myeloma so my dad can get his due).  Also, the secondary storyline, why did the guy plead guilty? Because he didn’t want to mess up his kid and wife’s current life? 

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From the ads, I knew that this show was a rip-off of the 1991 movie Class Action, starring Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Do gooder lawyer and angry daughter. But it was the exact same premise down to the cheating husband, dead wife/mother, black law partner & lesbian law partner. Strange. If I was one of the writers of the movie, I’d be filing a lawsuit ASAP. 

As for the show, I guess I’ll give it another go. I like that it’s filmed on location in Memphis and the music. 

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I gave it a shot.  I'm out.

Hopefully, when it's cancelled, Jimmy Smits can find something else.  If freakin' Morris Chestnut can keep getting work, surely Jimmy can.  

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4 minutes ago, BigMonkey2019 said:

I found it boring and All Rise was better. 

I only have room in my appetite for one serving of legal shenanigans, and All Rise wins for me, too. The father/daughter/dead mother emotional trauma is a tedious distraction.

The rest of y'all have fun, though!

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I was also immediately reminded of Class Action, though in this case I thought the daughter took up her father's offer to come back to work for him a little too easily and too quickly.  It's definitely meant to be one of those feel-good shows which, in these political times, is not a terrible thing.  I'll give it another few episodes.

The actor who plays the lawyer with the case of the teacher who pled guilty looked so familiar to me but I couldn't place him.  It drove me nuts the entire episode.  He played Bear on Six.  Now I can rest easy.  

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12 hours ago, Readalot said:

 Also, the secondary storyline, why did the guy plead guilty? Because he didn’t want to mess up his kid and wife’s current life? 

No. It's so that they wouldn't wait around for him and that they could get on with a new life. The original conviction was...I want to say...16 years ago. He didn't plead guilty---he was found guilty. It was only after the verdict that he started saying he was guilty, so the family would move on. Now that all this time has passed and they have indeed moved on to a great life, the lawyer convinced him that it's okay for the prisoner to move on with his life and try to get released. Based on the promos, to be continued next week.

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I wanted to like this more than I did. Jimmy Smits will keep me here for a few more episodes. At least I know to check out All Rise now.

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23 hours ago, rove4 said:

The actor who plays the lawyer with the case of the teacher who pled guilty looked so familiar to me but I couldn't place him.  It drove me nuts the entire episode.  He played Bear on Six.  Now I can rest easy.  

It was also driving me crazy, but I remember him from Revenge.  If I stick around, it'll be for him but I'm not sure I'm going to keep watching because....

18 hours ago, walnutqueen said:

The daughter makes me stabby, as do the cliches.  Don't think I'll stick around for long ...

I agree.  There's something about her that I just can't like.  

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3 hours ago, Whimsy said:

It was also driving me crazy, but I remember him from Revenge. 

Yes, of course, Revenge too!  I guess I didn't scroll down far enough on IMDB. 

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4 hours ago, Whimsy said:

It was also driving me crazy, but I remember him from Revenge.

Good eye! I couldn't figure it out so thanks for the info.

The pilot wasn't the best I've seen, wasn't the worst, so I'll give it a shot over a few more episodes. 

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On 9/23/2019 at 8:46 PM, Bulldog said:

Contrived, predictable, clichéd, and obviously written by people who have actually never been inside a courtroom.   I usually like Smits, but even he couldn't get me to watch a second episode of this dreck.   

The gardener risking his life to save the school well for the kids made me groan.

On 9/24/2019 at 5:04 AM, Tdoc72 said:

As for the show, I guess I’ll give it another go. I like that it’s filmed on location in Memphis and the music. 

When they went to criminal law which I don't do line came up I was half expecting a Jason Lee  cameo singing at the local bar.

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On 9/27/2019 at 10:08 PM, rhys said:

Makes me weep for LA Law seeing JS. 

Victor Sifuentes 30 years later!🤣

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I felt like Jimmy Smits was "trying" with the southern accent, then gave it up halfway through filming.  I hope it stays gone, I wasn't feeling it in the least. 

The white-haired senior female attorney?  I kept feeling like she was thrown in there after Kathy Bates quit.  This actress was playing Kathy Bates playing the role of a senior female attorney. 

Daughter?  I'm keeping an open mind.  It's just the pilot.

Off to find LA Law episodes on Netflix or - somewhere . . .

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On 9/24/2019 at 8:04 AM, Tdoc72 said:

From the ads, I knew that this show was a rip-off of the 1991 movie Class Action, starring Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Do gooder lawyer and angry daughter. But it was the exact same premise down to the cheating husband, dead wife/mother, black law partner & lesbian law partner. Strange. If I was one of the writers of the movie, I’d be filing a lawsuit ASAP. 

As for the show, I guess I’ll give it another go. I like that it’s filmed on location in Memphis and the music. 

I liked Class Action and surprised I didn't make that "connection" but yeah, now that I think of it, there are similarities.  Maybe future episodes will be more distinctive.   I don't like the daughter but do love JS.   

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