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Raising the Bar 

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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.
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Series cast summary:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Jerry Kellerman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Gloria Reuben ...  Rosalind Whitman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Currie Graham ...  Nick Balco 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Melissa Sagemiller ...  Michelle Ernhardt 25 episodes, 2008-2009
J. August Richards ...  Marcus McGrath 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Scarfe ...  Charlie Sagansky 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Teddy Sears ...  Richard Patrick Woolsley 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Judge Trudy Kessler 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Cindy Robinson ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Natalia Cigliuti ...  Roberta Gilardi / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Stacy Hall Stacy Hall ...  Vince Culp 15 episodes, 2008-2009
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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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English

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1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Excellent concept and improves with each episode
10 October 2010 | by michael_cureSee all my reviews

This show is well thought out and succeeds and falters simultaneously in the early episodes, but gets stronger as it continues into the second season. Although the writing and acting are a bit disjointed at moments, the fundamental plots are excellent and very well put together. Most people's expectations of a legal drama will be exceeded. The series touches on many moral and ethical issues that face western societies, particularly the United States. Every episode provokes thought and discussion about issues that do not have simple answers and which the American system of justice is ill-equipped to resolve. The acting and writing are not perfect, and there are cheesy/campy moments, but there are also moments where you can see that the acting and writing could really click. Having been a fan of Boston Legal, the Practice and The Good Wife, I feel very comfortable recommending this series to anyone who enjoys legal drama. The series is more serious than Boston Legal but less fun and sexy; and is more fun and sexy than the Practice but less serious. It also has a distinctly different aesthetic than either of those shows and outcomes are less predictable. The cast is strong and there are many familiar faces from ER. I hope the show continues. Not perfect. Not a 10/10, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.


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