Murder One (1995–1997)

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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is ... See full summary »

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 Justine Appleton (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Hayden ...
 Chris Docknovich (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Arnold Spivak (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Miriam Grasso (41 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Louis Hines (31 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Mark Washington (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Ted Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Grace Phillips ...
 Lisa Gillespie (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Richard Cross (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Det. Arthur Polson (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Lila (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Annie Hoffman (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Neil Avedon (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Linda Carlson ...
 Judge Beth Bornstein (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Jimmy Wyler (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Aaron Mosely (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Detective Vince Biggio (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Frank Szymanski (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 D.A. Roger Garfield (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is now involved in the defense of Neil Avedon. Neil is a famous young actor who has had severe drug and alcohol problems and was subsequently charged with the murder, after Cross was acquitted. This single case will run an entire television season (interspersed with bits from other cases that the firm is involved in). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Early on Steven Bochco intended to cast a supermodel as Julie, and Claudia Schiffer and Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen even auditioned for the role. See more »

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Annie Hoffman: I keep putting this conversation off and putting it off and I can't any more. I can't keep living the way we've been living.
Theodore Hoffman: The trial's been exhausting, I know.
Annie Hoffman: I think we need to separate for a while.
Theodore Hoffman: Annie, don't do this, I love you.
Annie Hoffman: [in tears] I'm sorry.
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One of the best of the 90's.
10 September 2004 | by (Manchester, England, UK) – See all my reviews

Murder One has to go down as one of the best series on of the 90's. The first series plot has you going one way and another spotting one red herring after another, right up until the last episode.

Whilst I do remember the show well, I also remember is had a bit of a Scooby Doo ending to it, not entirely consistent with the previous 22 episodes.

According to the press, whilst it was a monster hit in the UK (and other parts of Europe) it died a death in the US. I'm not sure if that's purely academic propaganda, but the suggestion was that US audiences didn't like the idea of having to follow a series rather than encapsulated 60 minute stories. Who knows, all I do know is that the seconds series was a severe disappointment.

Clearly taking lead from some pressure state side, the trials became 3 episodes long, with little or no 'main plot'. UK audiences kept trying to piece together a bigger picture, only for there not to be one. As a result, it was widely criticised. Plus, the loss of Teddy Hoffman was a bitter blow. He'd become such a familiar feature of 23 episode run that when he wasn't there, it was never going to be the same.

Maybe it suffers a little from the X-Files factor. A second series was a mistake and it should have quit while it was ahead.

First series - Outstanding Second series - Fine for a rainy evening


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