Murder One 2 Seasons 1997

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Season 2
(35) IMDb 6.8/10

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The defense brings forth witnesses attesting to Fortas' disregard for others and then has Rickey testify about how Fortas was blackmailing Rickey's wife.

Starring:
Anthony LaPaglia, Mary McCormack
Runtime:
47 minutes
Original air date:
January 23, 1997

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Stellar cast, great music.
taggsmom
Excellent the second season was better than the first.
Leon Dallas Jr.
Excellent,and have spanish audio.
Ricardo A. Castro R

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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful By C. Chow on August 15, 2005
Format: DVD
Thank you for setting me straight `Murder One' writer & producer Douglas Palau. I have since edited my review.

When I say that the second season of `Murder One' is arguably the best season of drama in the history of television I say it as a qualified expert. A long time veteran of pretty much EVERY courtroom drama in the last 25 years, `LA Law', `Law & Order', `The Practice', exedra, I can say that `Murder One' stands alone in a whole different universe of suspense.

`Murder One' is so original that I can only compare it as a prelude to `24'. It is the only show I've ever seen that even comes close to `Murder One'.

Like `24' the production quality is like that of a major motion picture, not a weekly prime time drama. The acting also really stands out. To have a great leading actor like Anthony LaPaglia is good. To have an ENTIRE supporting cast as talented as LaPaglia is truly phenomenal!

The other production talents also deserve credit. From the photography, editing, costumes, and set direction everything is perfect.

Again like `24' there are truly stunning narrative hooks.

LaPaglia stars as Jimmy Wilder, a sleazy LA Deputy District Attorney. Sleazy lawyers are the main stay of TV dramas, we've seen them 1000 times before. NOT LIKE JIMMY WILDER YOU HAVEN'T!

Jimmy is denied a promotion to prosecute headlining crimes by the DA running for governor of California. The disgruntled Jimmy boasts, "If you're elected governor I'll kiss your ass in a Macy's window." Imagine Jimmy's shock when he hears on the news the next morning that the current governor has been assassinated. When he arrives for work he discovers that the assassin was caught fleeing the crime scene leaving her roommate's smoking gun behind.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rose Burkhart on February 19, 2007
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Excellent! The first two fast-paced cases keep your heart racing. The second half of Murder One season Two draws you in and forces you to ponder and contemplate - could I have done what this man did? Would I have repeated and repeated and justified my murders as he did? The touch of wry comedy with the elderly lady and her young spouse-to-be provided a rest for your over-worked heartbeat.

If you enjoy twists and turns; law and order; murder and sanctity, you will enjoy Murder One season Two.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Corgilover on April 2, 2006
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I remember originally watching season one and thinking "this is the most inspired television ever written." It was also perfectly cast. Daniel Benzali in Season One is pure magic as Ted Hoffman, as is the ever-perfect Stanley Tucci. Season One is like a perfectly choreographed ballet. Season two just couldn't pull it off. At the time, many of us abandoned ship the minute Daniel Benzali was "replaced." Buy Season One and forget Season two. It is indeed, forgettable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Bowman on March 6, 2011
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I will not waste your time exalting the merits of this particular drama series. After the exit of most of the cast from season one, the second year pales in comparison. The elegance and panache disappeared along with the presence of David Benzali and Patricia Clarkson who brought an element of human, family interest to the show. Stanley Tucci was impressive and totally believable as the X factor of the series.Donna Murphy, Dylan Baker and John Fleck were the engines that propelled this vehicle with class and provocative out front, edge of your seat watchability. As ahead of it's time this series was, it's sad that there has been little to equal it. In the second season, the leftover cast from year one was relegated to smaller, stiff, unfeeling roles and I must say that Mr. LaPaglia was merely triple A league compared to Benzali. The storylines were a major stretch and the resolution of each case were equally as hard to digest. I don't know what killed this series, but I believe what I saw presented in season two, had a lot to do with it. The excitement, anticipation and drama was missing as well as the heart of the show, it's great cast and the audience who missed them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K.C. Sierra on May 3, 2013
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I gave the first season of Murder One four stars. I give the second season five. This despite the fact that overall, I like the first season better. My only complaint, and it's a big one, is that the resolution of the case we were following throughout the first season was, I found, unsatisfying.

Viewers will have no such experiences with the second season, which improves on the first by following more than one story. In fact, the first two overlap in such a way that the second story begins before the first one ends, and before you know it the second overtakes the first.

The final story aired separately as a miniseries after it was learned the series was canceled. The quality of those last episodes should have filled network executives with regret.

Everything about the second season of Murder One worked. It deserves a look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hhbarw on June 5, 2013
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Season One had all the nitty gritty behind the scenes intrigue and prep for trial. Season 2 cut a lot of that out and had more trials. Both were good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay Holder on June 20, 2013
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This is a great series. Each set tells a complete story and should be viewed in order.of presentation. Great cast and transfer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol Cohen on March 11, 2010
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Although not as great as Murder One, Season One, this show has terrific acting performances (especially Anthony LaPaglia and Missy Crider), dramatic story lines, and a tighly woven script. The Season is divided into three cases: the first, a story about a young woman caught in the wrong place at the wrong time; the second, a basketball player accused of having murdered his manager, the third dealing with a self-confessed serial killer. The courtroom drama is particularly terse, and one feels as if one were actually there. I would highly recommend this series to anyone enjoying court room dramas. For those viewers familiar with the TV series "Law and Order" the comparison is apparent.
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