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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I liked it. I thought it was a little unrealistic but typical David E Kelly

    I love her closing argument speech. She was spot on about how our legal system is broken and how judges only care about getting reelected, lawyers only care about winning and we the people are the losers!

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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    Like it. A bit message-laden, but hopefully their just setting the tone of the show.

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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I love David E. Kelly and Kathy Bates and am as liberal as they come, but this was a little too preachy, even for me. I made me yearn for LA Law and even Ally McBeal, which was still less kooky than this show. It was just too full of caricatures. I might give it another try just because of who's involved, but I wasn't impressed....considering who's involved.

    Considering the fact that this show is up against the very successful Castle, if they don't up their game really fast, this show could die a quick death.
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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I liked it, but I'm already torn on Monday nights with Castle & Hawaii 50 - Probably going to have to catch this one online - as I only can deal with the 2 limit (one watch, one record. I only got to watch this last night because Castle was a rerun.
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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I liked it. It's got that same Ally McBeal/Boston Legal quirkiness but it has its own style and character too. The first episode of any Kelley series always lays it on thick to establish the offbeat characters and storytelling style. I suspect it will settle down in future episodes and be a smoother ride.

    It's in a suicide timeslot though. I hope they move it soon, it'll die fast against H50 and Castle.
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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I watched it because I love Kathy Bates and loved David Kelly's shows from the past. I was a huge Ally McBeal fan. I like this show, even though I think it's a bit over the top. I'll keep watching.

    The idea of having a lawyer's office and shoe store is great! I love that concept. LOL

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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I've enjoyed David Kelley for years.
    Can't believe how over the top the show was, even for Mr. Kelley, in just the first 5 minutes.
    It was definitely a bit much on the preachy side, but I agree that he'll probably tone it down in future shows.
    I do hope NBC tries to keep it on a while, until it finds its feet, and maybe considers moving the time slot.
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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    Even though I like the show, they do need to get more technical input. I'm a lawyer, so when things are really off, it bothers me. I felt sorry for Harriett's client and her case. I handled cases like that in the early 1990's. At that time you could make arguments about addiction and needing treatment. Now, nobody cares. They think the defendant should have gotten treatment before he committed the crime. I see her jury didn't buy it either.

    And as for the judge. A judge normally does not have the discretion to implement their own sentence. It's done pursuant to a formula in the state law. You calculate the prior convicitons and see what the sentence is supposed to be. Maybe the show won't work if they are too accurate with the details.

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    Re: Harry's Law - New Show debuts Mon, 1/17 - 10PM - NBC

    I liked it very much. I agree that it was a bit preachy, but I agreed with most of what was being said. Kathy Bates never gives a less than fantastic performance, comedy or drama.

    Paul McCrane did a great job as the right-wing D.A. It took me a while to realize he was Dr. Romano in E.R.

    Monday's at 10/9 scheduling is a travesty with 3 must watch shows on for me. The only way I solve the dilemma is to watch one, record the other two, and then burn them to a DVD to watch at leisure.
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