Bluff City Law
Arguably the show I am most excited for this fall. I recently sat down with a man who has spent the better half of his life as a lawyer, working still in his 90s for a multigenerational family law firm he created. Seeing the trailer for this show only days later, I was pumped. Of course, this is the second show hitting screens the next TV season by Dean Georgaris and it looks amazing. Set in Memphis Tennessee, starring Jimmy Smits (a legend himself) as Elijah Straits and Caitlin McGee as Sydney Keller, it follows the father-daughter pairing as lawyers who tackle civil rights cases.
Of all the trailers I’ve watched, this one truly garnered my full attention and was action packed and emotion-driven from start to finish. I immediately connected with the female lead and could understand her urge to change the world. (Can someone please gif Sydney Keller’s scream? I need that for my own use.) With a fantastic trailer to start it off, this show is my pick for best show of the upcoming fall season.
My Grade: A+
The only reason this show is on my list is that it listed Fran Drescher as one of the leads. There is yet to be a trailer, but the show focuses on parents with a potentially empty nest ready to start a new chapter of their lives, only for that to be shattered by the husband’s parents moving in. My main question is: is Fran playing the mother? That could be hilarious.
My Grade: ??
Another hard to say. Name value will be what puts it on the map, but is the content good?
Created by and also starring Kal Penn, the show follows a former NYC councilman who is thrust back into the political landscape in a different area when immigrants seek his help obtaining the American Dream. I’m interested in this show for two reasons. First, because Penn was on House and I am a huge fan of that show. Second, because Penn was also in the House for some time and was heavily involved in politics. So, this means two things: we know he can act, and we know he understands politics.
Have we seen him in a comedy role? Not necessarily, but as someone who just completed a political internship herself, I’m hoping his experience and humor is something that not only me, but everyone can appreciate. The trailer? It was humorous and pokes fun at what is otherwise a very heated and serious topic right now. I think it looks like a fun way to show what America truly is: a diverse, melting pot and what better way to do that than in NYC?
My Grade: A-
I’m looking forward to what it has to offer!
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