Harry's Law

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

3
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 17, 2011 on NBC
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8.4
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With the help of her secretary, a recently-unemployed attorney sets up her own practice, acquires a new up-and-coming attorney, and defends a man facing his third drug offense.

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  • Another awesome show by E. Kelley

    10
    Harry's Law, David E. Kelley's new show brings back good old memories from the Boston Legal era - It's witty, funny and occasionally touching. A firm + shoe store, who could've thought of that one :-)

    The characters introduced to us in this pilot are Harriet - an old and bored lawyer in the Patent Law business, being fired from her boring firm and by a few hilarious accidents of destiny, meets up with her first client - Malcolm, a good kid with a drug issue, and also meets Adam, a young and quite buzzy lawyer who decides to quit his job and go have some fun in this funky new law firm.



    The debate over legalizing drugs followed by Harry's passionate closing argument sure brought back memories of Alan Shore's amazing closing arguments, and I felt right at home.



    Adam's storming of the courthouse was hilarious and unexpected, good times.



    I'm going to be following this show, hope NBC doesn't screw this one up.moreless
  • Finally, NBC has a good drama!

    8.0
    I know, it feels like ages, but NBC has launched a new drama that is actually not terrible. Kathy Bates was not very good in her brief run on The Office, but she instantly is up there with Glenn Close and Julianna Margulies as far as elite actresses on television. She completely took over the role of the former patent lawyer trying to find her way. I was unsure if she could lead a primetime series in 2011, but now I am confident she can, if NBC gives this series time to grow.



    And that really is the key. This was a strong pilot that set the stage for another great David E. Kelly series, but I doubt that it will score in the ratings. Very emotional episode though that really had you rooting for Malcolm to get off. I was not expecting the guilty verdict, and then the judge letting him off the hook essentially was a great twist.



    As I said, this was a well-done pilot, and I hope people discover this show.moreless
  • What a lovely start, so touching...

    10
    I had been looking forward to Pilot for a few weeks now because it seemed like a show I would enjoy. I didn't expect to be moved to tears through almost half of it though! This is easily one of the best television shows I have seen this season, right up there with my favorite programs.



    The part that really touched me was when Harry talked about justice needing humanity. I think that humanity is another word for mercy and justice tempered with mercy is a good thing - even the Good Book talks about it. :)



    I love the idea that the moral comes during the story but we don't figure it out until the end and sometimes only in retrospect. That's true. I loved so many different things in this show and I hope NBC gives it a fair chance.



    Kathy Bates was awesome and I think the cast works together well. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.moreless
  • A steady start

    8.5
    These days, Pilots don't often showcase the potential of a show. Harry's Law was different. After five minutes of watching the show, I was already captivated: interesting main character (great acting by Kathy Bates), quirky but believable situation, and great supporting cast. Each character played a good role -- usually in Pilots, you only get to guess how interesting a character will become -- but each character (including Malcolm) was interesting to get to know and I can already tell that this show has great potential, and is on the road to living up to that potential.



    I will certainly watch Harry's Law next week. If it keeps the good work up, and improves upon it, then I'll soon be a fan. Hope this show is given the chance it deserves!moreless
John Beasley

John Beasley

Judge Ronald Winston

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Christine Dunford

Christine Dunford

Judge Virginia Eden

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Sarayu Rao

Sarayu Rao

Tiffany

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Johnny Ray Gill

Johnny Ray Gill

Damien Winslow

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Kaidy Kuna

Kaidy Kuna

Fung Lao

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Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Josh Peyton

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