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This drama about a law firm specializing in divorce cases represented a return to normality after producer Stephen Bochco's bizarre "Cop Rock." Peter Onorati (who got perhaps the only positive notices from the earlier show), Mariel Hemingway, and Alan Rosenberg played the lawyers who comprised the firm, with Rosenberg's character having a tenuous grip on mental health. Debi Mazar was the firm's secretary, with David Marciano as her boyfriend, a delivery boy. The plots probably suffered by the limitations of divorce cases, but creatively the show was similar to L.A. Law or The Practice. Unfortunately, the series didn't attract enough viewers to last longer than about a season and a half. After "Civil Wars" ended, Rosenberg's and Mazar's characters moved over to L.A. Law's cast for that show's final season.
A cute, sexy, interesting show that combined the smoky sensuality of
Mariel Hemingway with the earthy charms of Pete Onorati. Clever plots,
interesting sub-text, and funny cameos failed to get this show renewed.
At least Debi Mazar did OK with LA Law, and now of course Entourgage.
Perhaps this show overlapped a little too strongly with Law, Levinson's
Homicide, and Bochco's NYPD Blue. Wait, can anyone spot a pattern
This show arrived at the culmination of a 'golden age' of television pioneered by dramadies like 'Thirtysomething', 'Picket-Fences' 'My So-called life' and, of course 'The days and nights of Molly Dodd.' A classic that was pulled a little too soon. (And no, Mariel in 'Central Park West' didn't even come close.)
I still miss Mariel. (Anyone remember the nudie episode?)
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