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