Raising the Bar (2008–2009)

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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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 Jerry Kellerman (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Rosalind Whitman (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Nick Balco (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Michelle Ernhardt (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Marcus McGrath (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Charlie Sagansky (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Richard Patrick Woolsley (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Judge Trudy Kessler (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Roberta Gilardi / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Vince Culp (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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Best legal show ever
27 August 2012 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

What a shame that Raising the Bar was canceled after the second season! It is by the far the most nuanced, well-written legal show I've ever seen. Most shows in its genre pander to the fantasy that the world is divided into good and evil, where the bad guys are cunning and unremorseful and the good guys are always law enforcement. Raising the Bar is one of the few shows that show the defense side, but it doesn't do that at the expense of the prosecution side. Even the show's initial villains are rehabilitated as complicated, nuanced characters. As a lawyer, I can vouch for how close the show gets to reality (except for how attractive and well-dressed the characters are, of course!) it is also incredibly entertaining without sacrificing its complexity. I can't say enough good things about this show - I actually shelled out money to buy the DVDs, which I almost never do. Highly recommend!


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