A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.
Having said that, the first season of this show is really well told. It may feel like it is stretched a few times to some, but the writing is really good. You are thrown in (no pun intended) - and you have to find your way and get into the mindset of our main character. There is an episode that goes back and shows us a bit of the how (not so much why) he got in prison. That works quite fine too ... it is the circumstances ... we will find out what made the police and the AG act the way they did. Not as an excuse, but more for the viewer to understand. But this doesn't mean this case is an exception ... unfortunately.
It really gets grim and it really hurts watching many times. Especially if you have a neck for justice - and hate injustice! This really gives it to you as crazy as you can imagine. The second season starts off on such a high ... that it almost is impossible to reach that after that. There are also certain things in here that are true, but feel like they are being hammered home. Now I know it is different for those who go through stuff like that, than for those who just watch them unfold ... but in this case truth is much scarier than fiction ... and to depict those things in a show is walking a fine line ... you be the judge how much or to what effect this works.
One last thing I really am not fond of seeing - nothing to do with the show directly, but with reviewers ... please stop rating a whole show after just seeing one or two episodes! Rate those and review those, but not the entirety of the show based on just a portion of it. Thank you very much.
- Jun 10, 2021