It is very hard to fidn something to hate about this pilot. If you want to label it, it is serious but still funny - Law and Order without the ethics and with humor. Although the no ethics part is a debate, ofcourse. Two Las Vegas lawyers try to help their clients and to my surprise, they have hearts! They really care about the innocence of the people they represent (I would love to see them represent someone who is not only guilty, but unremorseful as well), but do use questionable ways to make sure they get that not guilty-plea.
Jim Belucci and Jerry O'Connell have a great chemistry together, and they know how to keep the balance between humor and seriousness, between the hard game they play and the softness of the characters. This was ofcourse helped by the hilarious conversation Jim Belucci had with his tv-spouse about her seeing other people.
I had been afraid, before watching this pilot, that it would be two Vegas lawyers stumbling upon cases that went over their heads, but luckily that isn't it at all. Jim Belucci's character Nicky really "knows his stuff", and knows how to get it across to a jury. That is were the Law&Order-part comes in. Although the acquittal seemed a bit far fetched, it is not impossible, and it was explained how it would work. That is ultimately what people will love about this show, if they keep up this kind of performance. The show is light and playful, but serious and understanding underneath and the two lead characters make it possible and believable. It is fighting against the system, it's being ethical without going the beaten ethical path, and the show knows it's laws very well - those of the state of Nevada, and of tvmaking.
Definitely one to watch, if you haven't already! I can't wait for the next episode.