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Primetime Show Reviews
season premiere review by Suzanne
Wednesdays 10/9 c on CBS
Last year there were many new doctor dramas, and few of them
survived. This year, there are quite a few new law dramas. The Defenders is
light and fun, for the most part. It's a drama, but it has a lot of comedy as
well. The two lawyers are real "characters" and they live a glitzy life in Las
Vegas. Jim Belushi plays the older, married guy, Nick Morelli, who is having
marital problems, and Jerry O'Connell plays Pete Kaczmarek, the younger,
good-looking single guy who has plenty of girls. The show reminds me of the show
Las Vegas a few years back, starring Josh Duhamel and James Caan. It has lots of
flash and glamour. Yet this is a legal drama, too, so they fit that in as well.
The show is based on two real-life Las Vegas lawyers, so they have plenty of
material to get their show's stories from. It's an interesting story, too. You
can read my interview with the
lawyers and get all the info about how they turned their lives into a series.
Anyway, it is a fun fluff show but also it is not a bad legal drama. I am
already predisposed to like it because a) I love Las Vegas, and b) I love Jerry
O'Connell, ever since "Sliders". It's hard for me to completely objective, but
it's an enjoyable show and hopefully you will like it, too.
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