Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ...
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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get an 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 Private Investigator helps out digging up factual information. In nearly every episode, a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Stark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose to live with him, rather than her mother, in New York City, after their divorce. Written by
Shark was in jeopardy of getting cancelled before it even started, but James Woods gave the legal drama new life, once he signed on to star in the pilot. Woods has spent most of his career focusing on feature films, not television. He said about the decision though, he had nothing against television as most people assumed, as he had done television movies. There were simply no characters, to which he was willing to commit, full-time, until the part of Sebastian Stark came along. The creator was looking for somebody like him to play the part anyway. See more »
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 »
This is the sort of thing i've been waiting to see for a long time..
Recently crime and/or drama series have started to become repetitive. They seem to have lost some of their edge. 'Shark' was obviously made to blow out the cobwebs.. very refreshing..!
James Woods is excellent as 'Shark'.. very believable as the 'dad'.. It will be interesting to see how he balances that with his work.. However i hope the series WON'T be concentrating too much on that..
I like the way the story progresses towards a huge ending.. you know its going to be exciting..! The courtroom scenes are really believable, very intense..
Extremely gripping stuff.. About time too..
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