10 Must Watch TV Shows for Lawyers

In the realm of television, legal dramas hold a special place, offering a captivating blend of courtroom theatrics, compelling characters, and thought-provoking ethical dilemmas. Whether you are a seasoned attorney, a law student, or simply intrigued by the intricacies of the legal world, these TV shows provide a thrilling glimpse into the drama, suspense, and complexity of the legal profession. Here at Ghostline Legal, we have compiled a list of 10 must-watch TV shows that every lawyer, legal enthusiast, or drama aficionado should add to their watchlist.

1. SUITS

Synopsis– On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.

No. of seasons– 9

Ratings– 8.4/10

Platform– Netflix, Amazon Prime

2. Night Court

Synopsis– Comedy U Night Court centers on unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding.

No. of seasons– 2 

Ratings– 5.9/10

Platform– Peacock Premium

3. Judging Amy 

Synopsis– A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court judge. Karle Warren plays Lauren, Amy’s daughter; Tyne Daly is Maxine, Amy’s tough, opinionated mother.

No. of seasons– 6 

Ratings– 7/10

Platform– Reelgood.com

4. Shark 

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Synopsis–  The idea is intriguing—a former top defence attorney who is now a champion for the people’s right to self-redemption—and the acting, writing, production, and other aspects live up to the high standards one would anticipate in this well-established franchise. However, James Woods is what makes it unique and elevates it to a new level.

No. of seasons– 2

Ratings– 7.1/10

Platform– SonyLIV

5. Damages 

Synopsis– The legal thriller “Damages” takes place in the realm of high-stakes litigation in New York City. The show, which offers a glimpse into the true nature of success and power, centres on the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the most admired and despised high-stakes litigator in the country, and her aspirational, bright protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). They follow Patty and Ellen Parsons as they get entangled in a class action lawsuit against Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the richest CEOs in the nation.

No. of seasons– 3 

Ratings– 8.1/10

Platform-SonyLIV

6. Bluff City Law 

Synopsis – Bluff City Law follows lawyer Sydney Strait who has become estranged from her father Elijah because of a falling-out while working together. Sydney rejoins Elijah at his Memphis law firm after the death of her mother. Elijah’s law firm Straits & Associates is known for taking on controversial civil rights cases.

No. of seasons– 1

Ratings– 6.8/10

Platforms– Google Play Movies, Apple Tv

7. Burden of Truth 

Synopsis– Starring Kristin Kreuk, Burden of Truth is a Canadian courtroom thriller series that debuted on CBC on January 10, 2018. Brad Simpson conceived the series, and Ilana Frank, Jocelyn Hamilton, and Kreuk serve as executive producers. The CW’s summer schedule in the US includes the programmes. Institutional racism against Native Americans is one of the topics covered in the series.

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No. of seasons– 1

Ratings– 6.8/10

Platform– YouTube Tv

8. The Good Wife 

Synopsis– Juliaanna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, a former Cook County state’s attorney’s wife. Following a scandal involving sex and corruption, he was sent in jail. Alicia has to handle her misery in public. She has to take care of her two kids as well. She returns to her job as a lawyer at Stern, Lockhart & Gardner after years of being a homemaker and mother. It is now her turn to prove herself in court.

No. of seasons– 7

Ratings– 8.4/10

Platform– Netflix

9. Law and Order 

Synopsis– The best prosecutors and police detectives in New York work to increase city safety. The teams consider all viewpoints in their quest for justice, with integrity serving as their compass from the start of the investigation to the conclusion of the case.

No. of seasons– 23 

Ratings– 7.8/10

Platform– Amazon Prime Video

10. Bull 

Synopsis– Bull works with Trial Analysis Corporation’s outstanding team of professionals to craft compelling stories down to the tiniest detail. Among them is his witty ex-brother-in-law Benny Colón, who appears in role-playing mock trials as a defence lawyer.

No. of seasons– 6 

Ratings– 7.1/10

Platform– Amazon prime Video and Paramount Plus

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