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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 8, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: This television continuation of the 1993 film sees Josh Lucas as Mitch McDeere, who returns to find there are still dangers from the past after years of hiding.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 3, 2012
    83
    It's all quite sturdily built and well-acted, with characters one cares about.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 6, 2012
    75
    The Firm is a modern, old-fashioned lawyer show--and that's a good thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    A solid if unspectacular story about one of the most unlucky lawyers ever depicted on television.
  4. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Jan 9, 2012
    50
    These cases don't come together so much as they suggest a formula.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jan 6, 2012
    40
    NBC's version of The Firm is shaky at best.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jan 5, 2012
    37
    The Firm is part weekly procedural, part season-long conspiracy, and wholly unsatisfying.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 9, 2012
    25
    Mitch just might be the stupidest attorney ever depicted on TV.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 15, 2012
    10
    We watch this suspense filled show and can't wait for the next episodes to come out. It is hard to find a series as interesting as The Firm on the networks so please don't cancel this show! Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2012
    9
    Excellent suspenseful show befitting of a Grisham novel. Although the flashbacks style can be a bit irritating at times, nonetheless the writing, acting and plot lines are riveting, especially for network tv. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2012
    9
    Loved it. Super good.. Whats with the bad reviews. They are sooo wrong. Just needed more people to know about the show. Just want more. Hope it get's a second season.

    Peace..
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  4. Feb 9, 2012
    8
    @chughead, if you are such a big Grisham fan, you would know that he was involved in this project and approves of it. If you think it is a poor continuation of the storyline, you have Grisham to blame for approving of it.

    The show is good but it just doesn't seem like something that can be carried over to a second season. Once the issues with Mitch's new firm and the mob get resolved (this can't be dragged out over multiple seasons), they will simply be left with a procedural legal drama that likely would not last.
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  5. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    The Firm is a suspenseful thriller which does a great job at expanding the story of the McDeere family. Of course its another instance of them getting involved with an overly-watchful and controlling firm, but it wouldn't be The Firm without it!! I think the casting is well thought out and acting is above average. The direction of the show is also well done and makes you wonder what will happen next. With all the boring reality shows that continue to pervade the tube, I am glad to see a show worth watching. Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2012
    3
    John Grisham may be turning in his grave if he had one...or least biting his lip for this DRY remake. Cancel! Left a review because I'm a Grisham and Firm admirer and hate to see something great get defaced. zzzzzz! Expand