Canterbury's Law: The Complete Series
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The drama which aired during the Spring of 2008 featured Emmy Award Winner Julianna Margulies ("ER") as the feisty defense attorney Elizabeth Canterbury. A woman who seeks justice for the people she defends even if it means breaking the law.
Running the law firm Canterbury & Associates, she is joined by her partner Russel Krauss (Ben Shenkman) and her two attorneys Chester Grant (Keith Robinson) and Molly McConnell (Trieste Kelly Dunn). They take on cases which seem impossible and a grand slam for the District Attorney but Elizabeth Canterbury has always outbest the Deputy Attorney General Zach Willliams (Terry Kinney).
But Elizabeth's personal life is anything but good. Her marriage to her husband Matt, a law professor has gone down the drain since their son was kidnapped. Three years ago, she took her toddler Sam to the playground and answered her phone for business and next thing you know, she lost sight of him and they don't know if he is dead or alive.
Despite being successful as a defense lawyer, her life has been spiraling down hill. She has become a drunk after hours, she has been having an affair with Frank Angstrom (James McCaffrey) and because her husband has held his pain of feeling that she is responsible for their son's kidnapping, he wants to move on with their lives and declare him dead. But Elizabeth believes her son to be alive. And thus, her marriage life is in shambles.
To make things worse, because she has broken the law in order to win a case, now she is being investigated by the District Attorney and Grand Jury for jury tampering.Read more ›
I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across this gem of a series. I agree with others that the show had so much potential. The acting was brilliantly played out. The theme and recurring events patterning through the show kept you waiting and wanting for more.
It's obvious that the wrong network had the rights to air it. If this had been on primetime tv such as the likes of an awesome show, "The Good Wife" that Julianna now stars in, it would have soared in popularity and would have been given a real chance to succeed.
I'm into the fourth episode, wishing there was more than six. However, fortunately I can also watch Julianna shine in her latest endeavor.
I liked this show so much I also bought a set for Christmas. If you like Julianna Margulies, you will DEFINITELY enjoy this short lived show!
Julianna Margulies was great in the lead role and her delivery of the pulled together "with it" attorney by day vs a woman who is falling into an alcoholic stupor by night connected with me as a viewer. I could feel her pain as a mother who had looked away for a moment as her child is kidnapped, I could feel her hope that the child is alive & would return to her one day and wanted to see more of her story - would she completely fall apart or keep it half together or eventually move on?
I liked the ensemble cast and was especially happy to see Keith Robinson (since I developed a crush on him after seeing DREAMGIRLS).I wish this show had been picked up by the TNT network since they seem to have a commitment to tv shows with strong female leading characters and I think that they certainly would've given the show more than 6 episodes to succeed which leads me to my final comment about this dvd "set" - it is too expensive for just 6 episodes of a now canceled show. Initially I thought that viewers would be getting at least 13 epis but I can't recommend the purchase but would highly recommend renting it because it had the makings of a good series but just didn't get enough of a chance to cultivate an audience.
ended when it should have. I'm probably biased though as I think that The Good Wife is
one of the best shows that TV has had to offer in a long time, and I think that JM is almost
typecast for her role in that show.
She's too cocky in Canterbury's law, and the whole Porsche thing is too much for what Alicia would
be. Alicia is also a better attorney and a better person, so we're talking about a radical tangent in
writing, as well. I'm not unhappy that I bought CL, but it pretty much played out the way I expected.
I'd loan these discs to a friend and not worry about when I got them back.
I can't say that about TGW. : )
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An good series, far too short. Good characters, good writing, but only one season.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this DVD series. It arrived promptly to New Zealand and the packaging was perfect.I did not enjoy the DVD series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by karen harding