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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Starring: Don Johnson, Peyton List, Jay Baruchel
  • Summary: This legal drama pairs an older, drunker, down-and-out Venice Beach, California attorney (Don Johnson) with a new younger partner (Undeclared's Jay Baruchel), who just graduated from law school at the age of 18.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. 80
    Baruchel... plays Ross with a winningly earnest goofiness, while Johnson skillfully navigates the darkly comic territory of being over the hill and irritated by everything and everyone who reminds him of his glory days.
  2. 75
    There is something extraordinarily appealing about the show's central pair.
  3. 70
    The plotting is OK, the dialogue is better and the two leads are appealing.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    Mostly overcomes its contrived premise and clichéd courtroom theatrics with well-played characters you might actually root for.
  5. 50
    A gimmicky, cliched legal drama that seems to have been unearthed from 20 years ago.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    It's Don Johnson's irascible charm as a boozing, bottom-feeding barrister that occasionally elevates this hour above its mundane legal jockeying.
  7. 0
    Give it credit for consistency: a bad concept, badly written for bad actors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 2 out of 55
  1. ReubenM
    Oct 17, 2005
    10
    I really liked that show and was really looking foward to Monday's to watch it. Give it a chance. Real sorry you had to cancell it.
  2. DebbieF.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    Please bring "Just Legal" back, my husband and I both liked the show very much.
  3. LolaJ
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    Just Legal is a excellent TV program, keep it on
  4. MichaelM
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    It's great to see Don Jonson back............ in a good show with a great supporting actor. The two are great together. A lot of good humor to go along with some great drama. This can be something special ........ give it a chance Expand
  5. KayG
    Nov 17, 2006
    10
    Please bring "Just Legal" back ...It is a great well cast show. I am a die-hard Don Johnson fan. I saw Jay Baruchel on "Numbers" last week & it made me wan t to do something to try to bring the show back.! Expand
  6. adamw
    Sep 22, 2006
    9
    Good show. Well written. I'm Don Johnson's age and I enjoyed seeing an old alcoholic who still has it.
  7. KyleighH
    Feb 11, 2006
    0
    I thought this tv show was a waste of time. This show was only put on the air because Don Johnson wanted to renew his career. Well, earth to Don Johnson, it didn't work! I liked it better when you were a Miami detective, not a lawyer. I give this two thumbs down! Expand

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