For the People (2002–2003)
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Personally, I feel it's great for high schoolers planning to become lawyers. I plan on becoming a lawyer if I don't make a career out of acting and singing. I think that this show is a good way for me to learn about how certain cases can be handled. People could say that the way this "office" operates is not how a real law office would work, but that's not necessarily true. One of my best friends' dad is a lawyer, and the office is exactly the same way.
I guess all I'm trying to say is that everyone has an opinion, and that's a good thing, but watch the show for yourself, then make your opinion on it.
I'm sorry to disagree with the other commentator - and even more sorry to say I thought a show with Lea Thompson is -- awful. I've always liked Lea Thompson.
However, this program is terrible. Long sanctimonious speech follows long sanctimonious speech, the plot is obvious, the humor is painfully stupid, the acting is cartoon-ish. The acting consists of supposedly meaningful solemn looks cast by the actors throughout the "serious" plot - and inane grins during the "humorous" subplot.
The issues touched on are merely - touched on. The issues also seem carefully taped together from the long-shredded headlines of earlier decades. The courtroom scenes are ludicrous - long speeches are made by witnesses, completely unrelated to any pending question. Juries are seen but there is really no suspense at all.
This show is a mess. Following the program, two of the actors urge women to become lawyers. Why? Most I know are seeking to leave the profession - do they urge viewers to join the CIA at the end of The Agency? This program is unfortunately at a junior high school level - there's a lack of substance in the writing from first to last moment.
Don't see it.