Murder One 2 Seasons 1995

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Season 1
(69) IMDb 7.7/10

1. Chapter 1 TV-NR CC

Hoffman & Associates takes on hot new case.

Starring:
Daniel Benzali, Mary McCormack
Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
September 20, 1995

Chapter 1

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Season 1

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Genres Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Director Charles Haid
Starring Daniel Benzali, Mary McCormack
Supporting actors Michael Hayden, Grace Phillips, J.C. MacKenzie, Stanley Tucci, Dylan Baker, Vanessa Williams, John Fleck, Kevin Tighe, Barbara Bosson, Patricia Clarkson, Jason Gedrick, Donna Murphy, Gregory Itzin, Bobbie Phillips, Linda Carlson, Saida Pagan, Patti Yasutake, Larry Williams
Season year 1996
Network ABC
Executive Producer Steven Bochco
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Erana Zeitler on December 12, 2004
Format: DVD
TV Guide hailed Murder One as 'The Best Show You're Not Watching' mid first-season, and, believe me, they were right.

The premise of Murder One is simple enough; to take you, step by step, through a sensational murder trial. A series of twists and turns within the first four episodes leads to the arrest of drug-addicted movie star Neil Avadon who turns to his former lawyer Ted Hoffman for help.

The show takes you through the entire trial, from jury selection to the verdict and beyond. Each episode reveals more about the case itself, about the young victim Jessica Costello, and the tragic life she led up until her murder. The defendent, Neil, has no memory of the night she died and doesn't even know himself if he's innocent or guilty.

Ted Hoffman and Associates, the law firm at the center of the trial, is staffed with brilliant attorneys who passionately fight for Neil and their other clients with an exuberance and passion seldom seen in present-day law shows. They actually *care*, and through them you will, too. I'd love to tell you more, to detail the fascinating and brilliant plot twists and revelations that you'll journey through watching this show, but to do so would spoil the incredible experience of seeing it yourself, from episode one to the end.

This show first aired when I was eleven years old. Ten years later I still vividly remember it as one of the best, most well-written and riveting dramas I've ever had the pleasure of seeing.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Ellis on December 2, 2004
Format: DVD
I had given up all hope of seeing this show on DVD. Murder One is one of a number of shows that was killed by inept network executives. It seemed to change timeslots on a monthly basis, got preempted by ABC frequently, and finally disappeared for weeks before the network decided to air the final slate of season one episodes. As a result, most of America missed this fantastic show.

Muder One's hook was the fact that, unlike most legal dramas that do a case or two a week, the entire season dealt with a single sensational Hollywood murder trial. Jason Gedrick, late of the also excellent and abandoned Boomtown, starred as Neil Avadon, a Hollywood celebrity accused of murder. Daniel Benzali does fantastic work as the lead defense attorney (he got so fed up with the network's interference that he left the show after this season) but the real powerhouse performance is from Stanley Tucci as the shady and manipulative Richard Cross.

The final handful of episodes, dealing with the resolution of the trial, got enough ratings to warrant the network's renewal of the show for a second year, but pressure from the executives forced a change in the show's one-story-per-season format.

This is an overlooked gem of a show that deserves a second life on home video. You won't be sorry if you give it a chance.
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65 of 78 people found the following review helpful By thornhillatthemovies.com VINE VOICE on June 15, 2005
Format: DVD
There's something I don't get about television shows on DVD. I fully understand why they release so many different series. Two of the benchmarks of the evolution of TV shows on DVD occurred when they started to release "Star Trek' (in its many permutations) and "The Simpsons" on DVD. Selling phenomenally well, they created a new revenue stream for these shows. Considering that both play consistently and constantly in syndication, it seems all the more remarkable that someone would pay $35 (and up) for a boxed set of a complete season. But pay it they do. "The Simpsons - Season 1" is still one of the top selling DVD sets ever, followed by the other seasons. Fox quickly ramped up production on these DVD sets and started to include more and more extras for subsequent releases. "The Simpsons - Season 6" is due to be released on DVD on August 16, 2005. The cancelled series "Family Guy" sold so many DVDs Fox decided to bring it back, creating new shows. So, I get the reason they release TV series on DVD. Some of them are a cash cow.

What I don't get is why people are willing to buy anything released. I can see the reason behind watching something that was, say, cancelled ("Firefly", "The Lone Gunmen"), on cable ("The Sopranos", "Deadwood") or is no longer in syndication. But why would someone buy a DVD box set of "Survivor"? Once you've seen it, why do you need to see it again? You know who won. Or "The Mole"? Or "Too Close For Comfort"? "The Dukes of Hazard"? And many more. There is a place for classic comedies like "I Love Lucy", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Simpsons" or "Seinfeld". These are classics and consistently make us laugh. "Alf"? Come on. Who needs that?

A recent DVD release, falling into the "Cancelled" category, is Steven Bochco's "Murder One".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Weightman on October 23, 2006
Format: DVD
I watched the first season on DVD over the last two weeks and am now halfway thru Season 2. I give the first season an 11 on a scale of 1-10. This is by far some of the best TV I have ever seen, if it were running now it would give 24 a run for their money. Daniel Benzali was excellent, in fact he was my favorite character. I miss him in Season 2 and it's too bad that Richard Cross was not back, he was fantastic also. The cast of characters in Season 1 was so well put together and they performed well together. Season 2, while I don't like as much but still give it a 9 does not keep me on the edge of my seat as much as Season 1. When I finished Season 1 I just wanted more, its like a good book you don't want to put down. I can't believe I never knew of this show back in 1995, I am disappointed it is not on anymore. I am an avid fan of 24, House, Law and Order but this Murder One tops the list. Sad to know its not on anymore, we should be ashamed of ourselves for not watching it the first time around, maybe it would have gone on longer. Thumbs up to Daniel Benzali, Stanley Tucci, Mary McCormack, John Fleck and the entire cast, we loved Seaons 1.
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