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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 1, 1995
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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  • Starring: Tracey Needham, Tracey Needham, Tracey Needham
  • Summary: JAG (military-speak for Judge Advocate General) is an adventure drama about this elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute and defend those accused of crimes in the military, including murder, treason and terrorism. Navy Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb (David James Elliott), an ace pilot turned lawyer, and Marine Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), a beautiful by-the-book officer, are colleagues who hold the same high standards but find themselves clashing when they choose different routes to get to the same place. The unmistakable chemistry between them must be held at bay for professional reasons as they traverse the globe together with a single mission: to search for and discover the truth. Helping them with their mission is Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), a lawyer who proved his grit and determination when, after losing a leg in a land mine field while on a mission, fought back and became even better at his job, and Cmdr. Sturgis Turner (Scott Lawrence), a JAG lawyer who was Harm's friend at the Naval Academy and now has a friendly rivalry in and out of the courtroom with him, as well as with Lt. Cmdr. Roberts. Also on the team is P.O. Jennifer Coates (Zoe McLellan), formerly Admiral Chegwidden's outspoken assistant, and now assigned to help the new JAG settle into the job. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jul 17, 2013
    88
    Deserves a medal for daring gambles in timely storytelling. [22 Sep 1995]
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    JAG's a long, long way from just another courtroom scene. [23 Sep 1995]
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    The whodunit isn't bad, satisfying enough in an old-hat way, but what sets JAG apart is its crisp, sleek tone. [22 Sep 1995]
  4. Reviewed by: Frederic M. Biddle
    Jul 17, 2013
    67
    The pilot's first hour is a sensational military drama, buffed to a spit shine and unafraid to condemn military sexism and homophobia. The second hour falls apart into eye-glazing flag-waving - like "Top Gun" with lesser production values. [16 Sep 1995]
  5. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jul 17, 2013
    60
    Comparisons to Top Gun are inevitable, but NBC's JAG flies at lower and more predictable altitudes. This "Midlevel Gun" fires mostly blanks. [23 Sep 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    58
    This is an old scow of a series, hefty and handsome but listing toward tedium.
  7. Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Jul 17, 2013
    30
    A contrived and predictable drama in military dress. [23 Sep 1995]

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