Shark (2006–2008)

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 Sebastian Stark (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Julie Stark (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Raina Troy (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Madeleine Poe (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Jessica Devlin (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Isaac Wright (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Casey Woodland (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Danny Reyes (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Title character Sebastian Stark is an L.A. hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as defender of rich criminals to join the public prosecution under the District Attorney (D.A.), which allows him to form a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who thus get a opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace and walk the tight rope between respecting the law while using it and winning whatever it takes. A P.I. helps out digging up factual information. While in nearly every episode a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Shark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose after Shark's divorce to live with him rather then her mother in New York. Written by KGF Vissers

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the courthouse. See more »

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Shark - Törvényszéki ragadozó  »

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In the pilot, Claire Stark was portrayed by Lindsay Frost - when the character returned for a more permanent role in season 2, she was replaced by actress Orla Brady. In the process her character went from being American to an Irish-born U.S. citizen See more »

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In Season One, Jessica's opponent in the race for the D.A.'s office is named Brian Cutler. He is never seen on screen, but people refer to him on multiple occasions. When Kevin Pollak begins playing the character in Season Two, his name becomes Leo Cutler. See more »

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Sebastian Stark: [Casey has just told Sebastian that a suspect judge is... ] GAY?
[Casey nods]
Sebastian Stark: I could kiss you so hard on the mouth right now...
Casey Woodland: Rain... check.
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Great character, great setup... great show?
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The pilot for "Shark" was directed by Spike Lee. I honestly couldn't tell. There's nothing about it that is particularly cinematic or edgy.

But the premise is pretty neat. A highly paid, highly successful defense lawyer - James Woods - is forced into service on the other side of the barrister. He is now a district attorney for the state of California. Plus, he's asked to go after the same celebrities he used to defend.

So the episode plots of "Shark" could have it both ways - indulge in the scintillating glitz and seedy glamour of Hollywood while simultaneously bringing those sinners down every week. All with a great, snarky, brash anti-hero.

Unfortunately, the last third of the pilot started to get a little sappy and predictable (the main character begins to soften a little too quickly for my taste, no doubt helped by his unrealistically wise and aware daughter), but I still have hope.


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