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 ... See full summary »

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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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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 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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21 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Shark - Giustizia a tutti i costi  »

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In the episodes "Fall From Grace" and "Strange Bedfellows", Jessica's opponent in the District Attorney race is referred to as Brian Cutler. When the character first appears on-screen in the season two premiere, "Gangster Movies", as played by Kevin Pollak, he is named Leo Cutler. 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: You look really hot in that suit.
Jessica Devlin: Dream on.
Sebastian Stark: I will.
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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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