This was the most anticipated New Show to come to television in quite some time. And I can say with utmost certainty this is going to be a huge hit. It’s full of promise and real potential. I watched the first episode last night, and it’s ALREADY on my Must See TV List!
I love it.
About The Show:
Harry’s Law is brought to you by the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal”) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in the title role – about how people can embrace the unexpected and other curveballs that life can throw at them.
Harriet “Harry” Korn (Kathy Bates, “Misery,” “About Schmidt”) doesn’t believe things happen for a reason, but she discovers that they sometimes do. A curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer, Harry is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm, forcing her to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen, “Kidulthood”), a kind-hearted college student who desperately needs Harry’s help with his pending court case, and he subsequently goes to work for her. Harry soon finds her balance as well as new offices in an abandoned shoe store just as legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, “The United States of Tara,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) accidentally hits her while driving. Inspired by Harry’s no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam decides to take leave of his shiny corporate firm to go and work with her. Harry, Adam and Malcolm – unlikely but kindred spirits – along with the help of Harry’s shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, “Hairspray,” “American Dreams”), are now ready for whatever walks in through the doors of their unique establishment – Harriet’s Law and Fine Shoes.
From the opening scene, where Harriet is smoking a doobie, complete with cartoons and munchies all over her desk, I was hooked. After she was fired from her big-time Law Firm and subsequently moved into her own office located in the Ghetto, they played the theme song, ‘Moving On Up’ from ‘The Jeffersons’, which I thought was brilliant. They introduced each individual character in such a way that it was impossible not to fall in love with them. I like to think I subscribe to the ‘everything happens for a reason’ theory, mostly. Which is definitely something this show touches on.
Without spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it yet, to summarize? I laughed, a lot. I got teary-eyed, once. I genuinely and I thoroughly enjoyed every second. I just hope the network orders more than Six Episodes. Because I would really *hate* to have another awesome show canceled. I’m still NOT over the way the networks put the Kibosh on Arrested Development.
Did you miss it? Well then, watch this clip!
So did YOU watch it?
And if so, I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!