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The Guardian: Complete Series


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Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultra successful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions and board meetings. Reluctantly, he's now The Guardian - a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances.

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  • Actors: Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge, Dabney Coleman, Wendy Moniz
  • Directors: Bill L. Norton, Nancy Malone
  • Writers: Craig Turk, David Hollander
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 18
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004FECNIY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,411 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Guardian: Complete Series" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

It's just weird, and now I say it when i'm talking and its annoying.
Carte Blanche
This series is not a feel good drama - the story lines are very realistic and common sense is second fiddle to the savagery of current laws.
kabuky
I believe that the issues are presented very realistically when there are personal or ethical questions that arise.
Beesusie

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By kabuky on February 3, 2011
Format: DVD
The Guardian was cancelled too soon. Thought provoking series - when did we last have one of those? A very intriguing DRAMA that explores the progression of a smart young corporate lawyer, Nick (Simon Baker), from heartless, cold corporate lawyer to that of a caring human being with a conscience. Nick loves money and replaces his emotional void with drugs until he is caught and sentenced to community service whose clientele are children. Excellent acting by the entire cast; the child actors are amazing. This series is not a feel good drama - the story lines are very realistic and common sense is second fiddle to the savagery of current laws. All of the characters are flawed and one watches how each struggles to live within their skins; some flounder - some rise to the top. What is right versus what is legal is explored throughout the series. I bring these DVDs to evening "dinner and a movie" gatherings of friends; I usually end up leaving them as friends want to watch more of this excellent series. Each episode can stand on its own but it is better to watch the serie's episodes in their order to watch the development of the characters and the storyline thread.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Beesusie VINE VOICE on December 5, 2011
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Other reviews already sum up the features of the show. I loved how the characters deal with issues in their own personal lives. Also, this is not your usual legal drama where the legal issues are either about corporate or individual crime.

More of the legal situations are about legal-aid, family issues. I personally believe there was a lot of realism in these situations rather than corporate or individual crime.

However, a huge part of the drama is about inner character issues with the characters. I believe that the issues are presented very realistically when there are personal or ethical questions that arise. But the issues are always an integral part of interesting plot developments.

Some dramas like to laugh issues off or start focusing too much on a particular romance. I have nothing against romance in dramas with many facets, and this series has been able to balance elements of plot.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Barrett on July 4, 2011
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This was a fabulous series starring Simon Baker and Daphne Coleman. It took a long time for it to be on DVD, but it is now and anyone enjoying Baker in The Mentalist, should snatch this up. You'll enjoy hours of fabulous viewing at a great price!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Helen Kelley on June 17, 2012
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I just discovered this gem on Netflix, and over a long week-end watched all 3 series. I was so compelled by the intensity of this series that I ordered the complete set for future viewing. There was such extraordinary character development--I almost felt the emotional pains that each experienced dealing with their individual life issues. The stories regarding child advocacy were also realistic--at times very difficult to watch, for they brought back memories from my own past. As I watched the character of James Mooney (Charles Malik Whitfield) morph into a person with a deep raging desire for revenge, it arrested my attention; for throughout the series he brought about a grittiness to his concern for the disadvantaged. After brutally beating the person he thought was responsible for the death of his nephew he returned to work the next day as if nothing had happened revealing a dark side to his personality (the side hidden from those that he worked with daily).

Simon Baker & Dabney Coleman (Burton & Nick Fallin) was a study in acute family dysfunction. The legal stories were realistic, showing the aggressive & devious approach that can be taken in corporate law. I enjoyed the epiphany moment when Nicolas (a psychologically complex person) realized the scandalous attitude of a coal mine owner in Pennsylvania--trying to coverup that his company was culpable for the serious health concerns in a small community. Kathleen Chalfant did an outstanding job playing the character of Laurie Solt--tough, caring, dedicated and extremely concerned about the welfare of children. I also enjoyed watching Rosenberg's character as Masterson. He was intense till the end--often struggling to keep his emotions in check.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Robinson on May 11, 2012
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I just finished watching seasons 1,2 and 3 on Netflix. It was very enlightening into the cut throat business of law firms. This program is not an uplifting show where everything turns out perfect and everybody lives happily ever after. It shows you the dark side of society and what people (especially children) have to go through when their lives are turned upside down. People that are your friends to your face turn around and stab you in the back. The cast of characters is excellent (Farrah Fawcett is in it for a while) and having seen Simon Baker in The Mentalist already I had high hopes for this series. While each character had their own hang-ups and share of problems, Nick Fallon (aka Simon Baker) was the most frustrating character I have ever watched. Simon Baker played a man of exceptional intelligence and talent as a lawyer but he had absolutly no social skills. He would not look people in the face, he would typically only give one word answers, and when people asked him for explinations he would say nothing. He found himself in problem after problem after problem mainly because he would not open his mouth and express himself. It was very frustrating to watch and I almost quite at one point but I held on. It's worth watching the whole series (in order) but be prepared to get frustrated by the shear stupidity of supposedly intelligent people making stupid decisions. If you have a real aversion to seeing kid's in desperate need of help then I would not recommend this series. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the law aspect but it was an interesting insight.
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