Review: 'The Firm' Still Average 20 Years Later as a Television Series

 

There may be something NBC knows that others don’t about the lasting legacy of The Firm,because not only has the network turned the book/movie into a weekly series, it has given the show an eyebrow-raising 22 episode commitment.

Is there nostalgia at work here for something that’s nearly 20 years old? Or is NBC putting its foot on that unfirm ground where everyone thinks using the name of something familiar (Prime Suspect, anyone?) will be the door that opens for a lot of new viewers?

We shall see. The two-hour premiere of The Firm on Sunday (9 p.m.) is likely to snag viewers who are on the lookout for yet another legal thriller and don’t mind being diverted from the central shocker for most of those two hours. In the meantime they’ll get a solid if unspectacular story about one of the most unlucky lawyers ever depicted on television. Read More...


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