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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: J. August Richards, Julianne Nicholson, Julianne Nicholson
  • Summary: Law & Order creator Dick Wolf attempts to go for the younger demographic with this look at the personal and professional lives of seven assistant D.A.'s in New York City. You'll recognize some of the sets from the doomed "Law & Order: Trial By Jury."
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. The series is smart and engrossing, though not in a particularly novel way, and that is not a bad thing.
  2. 63
    Some of the 28-year-olds on "Conviction" appeal to me. Others do not.
  3. As with most things Wolf, it is superbly cast, almost too well... But every small role is well cast too -- the judges, the defendants, the policemen. They help create a lively world that's more believable than it sometimes deserves to be, and it is almost always engaging.
  4. The odd thing about "Conviction" is the awkward way it lurches between the legal maneuverings and the personal issues of the central characters. While the courtroom scenes are entertaining, if frequently obvious, the up-close-and-personal stuff is what proves to be a real trial.
  5. The kids in Conviction have so much private life you wonder if you wandered into a Scream movie by mistake.
  6. It's not a terrible show; if you don't have anything else to watch, well, it won't kill you.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    A far cry from Boston Legal or even The Practice, this is so clumsy in its mix of the procedural and the personal that it should barely be legal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 71
  2. Negative: 15 out of 71
  1. JonM
    Mar 30, 2007
    Geat show, I hope it is on again soon.
  2. JenniferM
    Aug 27, 2006
    I can't believe this show was cancelled. As a 27 year old (target demographic member) I thought this would be the show that replaced Friends as THE must see show of the week. There are so many poorly written courtroom shows out there. This one had the right balance of personal lives and professional drama to make for great viewing! Expand
  3. RoxannB
    Sep 26, 2006
    This is a great show!
  4. ScottM
    Mar 4, 2006
    This is smart, fun, sexy and ultimately watchable--this from someone who limits his tv screentime severely. Boston Legal, 24, and anything I catch out of the side of my eyeball while my wife and daughter feed their joneses. Anson Mount, wow. Expand
  5. barbarag.
    Aug 20, 2007
    Turning this show off would be very dissapointin g to many viewers.
  6. EdN
    Mar 4, 2006
    Introduction of the characters was completely lacking, however the show content was very good and compelling.
  7. AntonA
    Mar 4, 2006
    Tired from the very beginning, this show does not have a drop of originality. The characters are just as bland as the plot. A total waste of time.

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