A good forensic drama with high-octane narratives and powerful characters has the power to bring you the most cinematic moments you can hope for. Some of them might even make you want to be part of the legal system. So it`s no wonder there are an overwhelming number of legal TV series, and too many choices. But we`re here to help, and we`ll bring you this handy guide to make that choice easier. Although it has been short-lived compared to other legal dramas, as many of them tend to have hundreds of episodes, Damages is one of the most compelling lawyer series of all time. Netflix`s original docuseries is based on real events, from Michael`s arrest to the trial and final verdict. The Real Court Drama gives you a glimpse of a high-profile murder trial and explores the curves and cracks of the current justice system. The Staircase, which won the Peabody Award in 2005, spans 13 episodes and uses reconstructions of the trial, interviews, archival footage and photos, as well as Michael Peterson`s media interactions to tell his story. It is a generally accepted fact that the media is a powerful social tool, perhaps the most powerful. This show is proof of that. Trial by Media is a documentary series about real crime that presents some of the most dramatic court cases in recent memory and explores how mainstream media have impacted their verdicts. A real-life legal drama, this Netflix original series focuses on famous cases brought to court between 1980 and 2000.
All of these cases were affected in one way or another by their media coverage, which decided the fate of the defendant and the plaintiffs. The docuseries uses interviews, real footage, news archives and still footage to investigate the incidents and how the court arrived at its verdicts on each of them. Reasonable Doubt begins in an outrageously dramatic way when protagonist Jax Stewart (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is tied to a chair and begs for his life at the barrel of a rifle. The next episode continues in an equally soapy way: after six months, the series introduces a trio of love interests that Jax can play with, and a splashy murder to unravel, which prepares us for a season of steaming attempts and revelations that pull carpets. The Good Wife is almost more reality-based than any other legal show if it weren`t for American Crime Story, which is based on actual court cases. Since the series is about the wife of a prosecutor who returns to effect when her husband is involved in a sex scandal, The Good Wife is massively influenced by real events like the Bill Clinton scandal. The best lawyers` shows and legal dramas are those that go beyond the procedural nature of the genre and take big risks. Boston Legal is a bit different from The Practice in that it`s known to break the fourth wall a lot more, but there`s just as much right-wing mumbo for any fan of procedural legal dramas to love. The series is Onyx Collective`s first scripted drama and will premiere on Hulu on September 27. Raamla Mohamed directs the series` all-black Writers Room and produces alongside Kerry Washington and Pilar Savona for Simpson Street and Larry Wilmore via Wilmore Films. Washington also directed the first episode. The series is the first drama scripted by Onyx Collective and is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.
Criminal Minds remains one of the most exciting and horrific trials on television. After the end of season 15 and a revival at Paramount+, the series certainly had no shortage of serial killers capable of profiling and capturing members of the behavioral analysis unit aka BAU. But even though the stories of the serial killers didn`t quite land, it`s the team that never failed to be engaged. With various members joining and leaving the ranks over the years, history has never failed to show the darkness that BAU agents have had to face, or the toll it has taken to try to understand the minds of the worst criminals. In addition, the team that finished the series was the best so far, which makes the premature end of the series even more disappointing. This team – along with JJ (A.J. Cook), Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler), Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez), Matt Simmons (Daniel Henney) and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) – felt more cohesive and worked better together at a balanced level than the team in previous seasons, which has always been very heavy for Hotch and Rossi at every opportunity. Immersion in crime in this way brought something unique to the layout of the process that cemented that Criminal Minds will always be special. — Jay Snow On September 27, a new legal drama is coming! This is Hulu`s next series, Reasonable Doubt. The film stars Emayatzy Corinealdi as Jacqueline „Jax” Stewart. So you`re a fan of procedures, but you`re looking for something other than crime series and you`re cool with things that get a little weird? Evil is the answer.
Robert and Michelle King`s creation is the best show currently on television, and it effortlessly mixes case stories of the week while building the show`s larger, absolutely wild mythology. However, these are not crimes that are investigated by the police; These are miracles and demonic possessions that are being investigated by the Catholic Church through a motley team, including priest by training David Acosta (Mike Colter), forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) and entrepreneur, technician and extremely skeptical Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi). The dynamics of our intrepid trio are excellent from the jump, the scenarios range from trippy to absolutely terrifying, the writing is smart and brave, and if you`re in the sexual tension between Benson and Stabler, wait until you meet Kristen and David. Anyway, this show is pretty good. Among the men behind so many of the best right-wing dramas on television, David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal) and Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife), comes The Lincoln Lawyer – a cleverly written legal drama that bursts with action, mystery and even comedy. Based on the novels of the same name by Michael Connelly, the premise of The Lincoln Lawyer is simple: he is a lawyer who practices as a lawyer from his Lincoln Town Car. But the story gets more and more complicated over time. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) reprised the lead role previously played by Matthew McConaughey in the film adaptation, alongside the incredible Neve Campbell (Scream) and the underrated Becki Newton (Ugly Betty). Yael Tygiel With so many in-depth legal dramas on TV these days, someone might feel like a lawyer after simply consuming these shows. However, some legal dramas spend less time than others on the legal aspect, while others have clearly spent months researching and collaborating with real advocates.
There are several great legal dramas that show a different case each week, but the best legal dramas are those that go beyond the procedural nature of the genre and take big risks. Filmed over 13 years, the documentary series features Avery family members, victims and their families, defense lawyers, judges, prosecutors, private investigators and law enforcement agencies. Spread over two parts of 10 episodes each, this documentary is dark, intense and provocative at its best. A young murder victim, a prosecutor associated with her, a lawyer who sees this as a career-making case and a suspect who could be innocent. Sounds like a typical legal intrigue, doesn`t it? But The Trial has more to offer than is apparent at first glance. The right-wing thriller series, titled Il Processo in Italian, follows the above characters involved in the murder of a teenager. It sheds light on how this incident affects the lives of all those involved who seek the truth, await judgment and, in the meantime, go on eggshells.