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Review of "For the People" 3/17/18 by Eva Diaz
airs Tuesdays 10/9c on ABC.

I was excited to see this show because I love shows about the law.  I'm always looking for a new show about lawyers, and this show is the newest in the long list of shows by Shonda Rhimes, who, as most of you know, brought to televison the shows "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder." This show focuses on a group of young lawyers who work for the southern district of the Federal Court of New York (also known as the mother court since a lot of high profile cases have been tried there). The rookie group of lawyers for both the prosecution and defense are insecure, since it hasn't been too long since they got out of law school. I am looking forward to seeing how they grow in their law careers and in their personal lives, since a few of the lawyers are dating, even though they're on opposite sides of a case, which causes problems in their personal lives.

This show has a large cast, which I think can sometimes lead to problems because there are so many characters that viewers can get confused as to which character is doing what in the show. I hope that as the show goes on, this problem will be solved. This show has a slower pace then the other Shondaland shows, but I think the slower pace is good because it gives the viewer more time to get involved in the cases presented, as well as giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how the federal courts work. I will keep watching and give this show a chance to grow on me. I give this show 4 out of 5 stars


Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. "The Mother Court"), the new Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court.

Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman).

Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court's most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line.

These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court.

For The People stars Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman. The series from ABC Studios is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica.

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