'Harry's Law': Not wild about it

Harry’s Law, one of the few new show ratings successes in recent months, looks as though it is filmed on a cheap studio set, and features dialogue so mawkish and florid, it reminds me of an earlier Monday-night-TV standby, the WB’s spiritual-family-show 7th Heaven. Indeed, the clunky rhythms of Harry’s Law make 7th Heavensound like Paradise Lost by comparison. Despite the presence of Oscar winner Kathy Bates in the title role as storefront lawyer Harriet Korn, Harry’s Law is rather amazingly bad. Creator David E. Kelley managed to eke out a mass-America hit with the enjoyably ridiculous Boston Legal. But his penchant for foolish exaggeration, which has only increased over the years, tips over into condescending ludicrousness with Harry’s Law. Read More...



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