The FBI`s Behavioral Science Unit, which is currently part of the Behavioral Analysis Unit, is well known to fans of detective novels who play an important role in various shows of the genre. Mindhunter tells the fictional story of a group of BSU officers tasked with investigating serial killers between the late `70s and early `80s to solve the ever-increasing number of cases that challenged the traditional policing approach. Often praised for the precision with which it portrays notorious killers like Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Charles Manson (Damon Herriman), Mindhunter goes beyond the usual procedural structure, which focuses almost exclusively on the crimes themselves, to give its main characters time to shine and present viewers with their own stories. It`s a moving and thrilling series that keeps the audience on their toes, wondering what the next evolution will be, whether Agents Ford (Groff) and Tench (McCallany) conduct the next interview with Kemper, about the crimes they are currently investigating, or Officer Tench`s attempt to find his quiet six-year-old son. — Elisa Guimarães As the title suggests, the series depicts the animal metaphorical nature of rival lawyers to keep their heads in the world of the legal system. Hyena has only one season with 16 episodes. As a spin-off of another show on this list, “The Good Wife,” this show begins a year after the events of its predecessor`s finale. Diane Lockhart and her goddaughter Maia are forced to leave the company because their reputations are hit hard after being named in a financial scam. They find a place in the company of Lockhart`s former employee, who handles cases related to police brutality. They have to start from scratch to rebuild the life they built in the previous company.
This show focuses not only on the drama that unfolds in people`s lives in the new company, but also on the cases they deal with. Topics such as fake news, harassment, and the alt-right find a place on the show, allowing it to comment on current socio-political issues. A show that has it all: comedy, romance and, of course, legal debates that leave the viewer hanging on every word. When Mike is caught with a suitcase full of marijuana and pretends to be a lawyer, Harvey is intrigued. He tends to take care of Mike while keeping his secret safe. But everyone knows that secrets tend to come out, especially in the legal environment. From the men behind so many legal dramas on television, David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal) and Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) come The Lincoln Lawyer – a cleverly written legal drama full of action, mystery and even comedy.
Based on the novels of the same name by Michael Connelly, the premise of The Lincoln Lawyer is simple: he is a lawyer practicing law from his Lincoln Town Car. But the story gets more and more complicated over time. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express) plays the lead role in the film adaptation, previously starring Matthew McConaughey, alongside the incredible Neve Campbell (Scream) and the underrated Becki Newton (Ugly Betty). Yael Tygiel Peak Legal drama: The three-part arc of “D-Girl,” “Turnaround,” and “Showtime” (season 7, episodes 15, 16, 17) brings New York detectives to Los Angeles after the murder of a Hollywood director`s wife, culminating in a particularly pressurized and high-profile trial. The best lawyers` shows and legal dramas are those that go beyond the procedural nature of the genre and take big risks. Next month, Celadon will publish M.T. Edvardsson`s A Nearly Normal Family, the gripping story of a defense attorney who wonders if her 18-year-old daughter committed a brutal murder. In anticipation, we look at the 10 best legal thrillers of all time. From international blockbusters to hidden gems, these classics offer unbeatable drama without you having to register for the jury. An iconoclastic idealist runs his law practice from the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car in this series, based on Michael Connelly`s bestselling novels. The eight-part series offers intense courtroom drama on an archetypal premise that exposes the audience to the Italian judicial system.
At the same time, with its fascinating narrative and intense storytelling, the series keeps you hooked all the time. What makes it more nuanced are the characters who address the small social and legal issues that matter to everyone. If you`re in the mood for something classic in the legal genre but told differently, then The Trial is a must. It is a universally accepted fact that the media is a powerful social tool, perhaps the most powerful. This show is a lasting proof of that. Trial by Media is a documentary series about real crime that features some of the most dramatic court cases in recent history and explores how mainstream media has influenced their judgments. Even the best people in law and order can make terrible mistakes. Unbelievable, this proves again and again. This is the story of Marie Adler, an 18-year-old girl who recounts being raped by a masked intruder who broke into her home. But instead of getting justice, she is accused of lying and harassed by detectives who claim she is making false accusations. She therefore retracts her statement.
Finally, two female detectives decide to follow all the evidence and discover the truth so that they can do justice to Mary. A legal team deals with cases of wrongful convictions. Since this is a seasonal anthology series, audiences don`t know much about the upcoming season, but the first two seasons of American Crime Story have taken the world by storm. Especially the first season, which was a great recreation of the infamous O.J. Simpson trial. It`s fascinating to see that it`s more than any other legal drama series that get so many spin-off series. Law & Order has several spin-off shows, Breaking Bad received a legal drama spin-off in the form of Better Call Saul, and of course, the great Boston Legal is a spin-off of The Practice. It`s one of those rare moments when a spin-off is better than the original. Set in a small town in New Mexico in 1923, this New York Times bestseller dramatizes the conflict between border justice and the ethical imperatives of the modern courtroom.
When Bryan Talbot was convicted of murdering his adulterous wife, 29-year-old Judge Ben Lewis had to serve the death penalty, despite his strong apprehensions about the case. But a shocking turn of events will force Lewis to reckon not only with his duty to the law, but also with his own fate. Author Stephen Becker counted fellow writers John Irving, Joe Haldeman and Michael Chabon among his many admirers. A family drama that focuses on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Below you will find lawyers` TV shows and court shows such as Conviction, Law & Order, Damage and many more. Lawyers` TV shows and law TV shows are popular with TV fans for their high stakes, understanding of the legal system, and strong characters that audiences love, even if they sometimes fall into familiar clichés. Whether you studied law yourself or are simply interested in the world of the justice system, these TV shows about law firms are sure to be the ones you enjoy. Goliath is a Prime Video original television series starring Billu Bob Thornton. The series ran for four seasons before being cancelled in 2021, telling the story of a dilapidated lawyer in search of redemption. The show was important in that it showed how corruption was endemic in the legal system, which favored the rich. But what makes the series better than anything else are its elements of legal drama. From multi-part story arcs to money scandals to the explosive legal battle between Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Chuck (Michael McKean), the legal drama of the series explains why some seasons rank even higher than Breaking Bad.
Bennie Rosato, who runs an all-female law firm, has built her career on eliminating dirty cops. When her latest client, accused police killer Alice Connolly, says her murdered boyfriend sells drugs, Bennie believes her. What the crusading lawyer finds harder to accept is Alice`s claim that she and Bennie are identical twins. A DNA test will solve the mystery, but in the meantime, Bennie must save Alice from the electric chair. Mistaken Identity is a remarkable entry in the Rosato & Associates series, offering thrills, romance and intense courtroom scenes. A victim of juvenile murder, a prosecutor who comes back to her, a lawyer who considers it a career matter, and a suspect who could be innocent. Sounds like a typical legal act, right? But there`s more to The Trial than you see at first glance. The legal thriller series, titled Il Processo in Italian, follows the above characters involved in the murder of a teenage girl. It sheds light on how this incident affects the lives of everyone involved as they seek the truth, await the verdict and, in the meantime, walk on eggshells. Justice is a legal drama series that revolves around Farah (Fatima Al Taei), a young woman who studied law in the United States and returns to her hometown of Abu Dhabi. She wants to practice independently with her newly graduated international degree, but her father, a lawyer from the prosperous city, has other plans for her.
The story follows the challenges Farah faces in her professional and personal life, the delicate dynamics of her family, and her struggle to succeed alone as a lawyer. At the peak of the series, there were memorable characters, from Chris Noth`s Mike Logan and Jerry Orbach`s Lennie Briscoe to the legendary prosecutor Jack McCoy, played by Sam Waterston. When it comes to scripted dramas, only SVU had more seasons than the original series` 22.