Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, ... See full summary »

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 Annabeth Chase (43 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Maureen Scofield (43 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 James Conlon (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Steve Sharpe (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Ed Williams (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Ray Blackwell (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Jack Chase (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that come out of her own neighborhood. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family. Challenging Annabeth's legal strategies is her new boss, Maureen Scofield, a no-nonsense lawyer not afraid to push her hard. Leading the team is Steve Sharpe, who is one of Annabeth's biggest supporters but is concerned about how her cases will play in the media. Annabeth's husband, Jack, is devoted to their family and is a rock for her to lean on when the challenges of her job start to infringe on their home life. Written by SoMeONe

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Possibly the worst Court room drama in the last few years
12 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Close to home" follows the trials of a Public attorney who seems to have a near perfect record. That is true for all court room drams on TV, but one aspect that i felt that could differentiate between this and others like LA Law or Boston legal is that the star does not have an ivy league education to shove in our face. No, they decided to differentiate this show by making the attorney win even when she is awful at her job.

I haven't seen all the episodes but in almost all the episodes I've watched, she does a horrible job proving her case even when she has all the evidence to back her up. Great court-room dramas have lawyers brilliantly winning their cases with little evidence. The good ones try to make us believe that with luck, what was shown could actually happen. But in this show, even when the opposing attorney was great and does a great job, the public attorney always wins.


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