L.A. Law (1986–1994)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama


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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

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  • Jimmy Smits and Joyce Hyser in L.A. Law (1986)
  • Susan Dey and Diana Muldaur in L.A. Law (1986)
  • Anne Haney in L.A. Law (1986)
  • Adam Silbar in L.A. Law (1986)
  • Megan Guzman and A Martinez in L.A. Law (1986)
  • Cecil Hoffman and John Spencer in L.A. Law (1986)

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Creators:

Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher

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23 January 2001 | Shapster11
David Kelley's warmup to his true writing genius
L.A.Law was a standout drama from '86-'94. At the end, as many drama's have happen, it became somewhat stale and may cause many to forget the gripping storylines Bochco, Kelley etc. created. The acting was superlative from the mainstays Dysart, Rachins, Tucker, Eikenberry, Ruttan, Bernsen, Hamlin etc. As the show expanded Law brought forth additional characters played by Dey, Smits, Greene, Underwood, Donohoe, Spencer, Drake, Muldaur etc. These actors made their roles and characters as unforgettable as the originals made there's.

Probably the best thing that can be said about this show is that no one player was the focal point. No one character had to be the "lightning rod" for the show to be great. In an interview for the 100th show Richard Dysart, who played Leland McKenzie, the paternal "glue" of McKenzie, Brackman, Cheney, Kuzack, and Becker, told Jane Pauley that the actors weren't the genius of the show...the writers were. Awful high praise from an actor at a very candid moment.

Catch it in syndication on A&E each Monday thru Friday. You'll love it the second time around.

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