Here’s hoping!!! And, I really am hoping!!!
I have already added Harry’s Law to my television queue… This is a case of sight unseen, but, being a huge Kathy Bates fan, I doubt I am going wrong on this one! From Misery, to Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne, Primary Colors, to… well, the list of Kathy Bates movies goes on and on, and on some more!
This coming Monday, Kathy Bates will be adding being the star of a television show to her repertoire, and I am so anxiously waiting to see what she does with her prime time show on NBC, that I have (quite literally) already programmed our two modes of taping off of the television.
This Monday night, Kathy Bates (along with Brittany Snow, Nate Corddry, and Aml Ameen) will be starring in Harry’s Law, the newest “lawyer” show that I know about. But, there is a twist on this one: Harry isn’t a brilliant lawyer working in a gorgeous-looking building with even more gorgeous-looking attorneys. Harry (Harriet Korn) is a patent lawyer who, upon being fired from her job, sets up her own law practice on a shoestring… actually, in an old shoe store.
Harry’s Law has David E. Kelly at the helm (behind the scenes), which is quite promising. HOWEVER>>> There is one very UNpromising thing!!! NBC has deemed it their responsibility to put Harry’s Law up against an already-established, and very popular “cop show”>>> That’s right! Think about your already established Monday night television viewing… and, if you’re anything like me, there is only one show on Monday nights (now that The Closer is on hiatus!) Harry’s Law will be taking on Castle… (As if there aren’t other hour slots on Monday night NBC could have programmed this new show into!)
PS>>> Having watched the first two episodes of Harry’s Law, I have taken it off of our SageTV taping queue. I simply couldn’t not get over all of the “sermonizing” NOR the totally absurd lawyers’ arguments in front of both the judges and the juries. I realize that this is only a television show, but come on! As for a lawyer telling a jury that she only wants/needs one person to vote not guilty, so that her cocaine addict gets a chance to go to college… Is that even legal?!? And, if it isn’t, why don’t they have a consulting lawyer on the production set?!?
At least I won’t have a problem picking between Castle and Harry’s Law. As much as I enjoy Kathy Bates, this is a no-brainer!