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Sep 23, 2010In my opinion this new legal drama is absolutely unwatchable. The acting is unbelievably stiff and the storyline as unrealistic as it can possibly be. What a big step down for Maura Tierney ! Her abilities, as seen in ER, are way under-appreciated in this show. Rob Morrow could have done better too.
Jerry Bruckheimer really screwed the pooch on this one !
Law and Order depicted the legal system much better, even in its disappointing twentieth season. Don't watch it if you have any requirement for at least a basis of realism. I know, I won't watch past the pilot.… Collapse
There's some minor Rashomon-style point-of-view switching as the attorneys prepare their opposing cases each week, and never know who's going to win, which makes this a bit different, and a bit more intriguing, than many standard lawyer shows.
Where other law shows tend to have one side view the other as the embodiment of evil, here we see that these two are old friends from law school who enjoy the battle of wits even as they're convinced they're on the right side of every fight. On those occasions when The Whole Truth slows down to just let those two bounce off each other, it's a show I almost want to watch. But the rest of it is too fast, and too thin, to bother with.
Each warrior is given equal time and the evidence is piled up on both sides to maximize the suspense around the weekly suspect's guilt or innocence. But the personality cost is too high for the payoff.