The Firm Series Premiere Review: A Compelling Legal Thriller

I was a huge fan of John Grisham's The Firm back when it was just a novel, and I even enjoyed the Tom Cruise movie adaptation, but when I heard that NBC was making a television series about it, I balked. I wasn't sure why the entire story needed to be retold in another format.

Except that the series, The Firm, isn't another copy. Rather it is merely the next chapter for main character and defense attorney, Mitch McDeere, and the rest of his family.

The backstory is quickly explained with a few sentences about Mitch working for the firm, Bendini, Lambert & Locke, and how he helped the FBI bring it down because of money laundering for the mob. Of course, placing a mob leader in jail is a sure fire way to get yourself killed, but that's what witness protection is for. I recognize that this all may be a bit confusing to a viewer who hasn't delved into Grisham's pages or watched the film, but the basic recognition of "dealing with the mob means potential danger at every turn" is an easy enough concept to grasp. Read More...


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