Jack Turner, plucked from his free law clinc and brought to the white shoe law firm of Lyons & Lacrosse after the mysterious death of his mentor, Dan Barrington, who ran the place. Owing it...
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Jack Turner, plucked from his free law clinc and brought to the white shoe law firm of Lyons & Lacrosse after the mysterious death of his mentor, Dan Barrington, who ran the place. Owing it to his memory, Jack leaves the world of "street law" and involves himself in high stakes cases as he becomes increasingly convinced his mentor was murdered. Possibly because of something or someone at the firm.
In his book Love Life, Rob Lowe says that to save money on the production, the main sets were constructed in an abandoned paint factory in the San Fernando Valley (instead of in a conventional soundstage on a studio lot in a more central location). The air-conditioning system in the ex-factory was faulty and, on hot days when it failed, crew members would often faint from the residual paint fumes. Furthermore, the building was next-door to a dildo factory (the San Fernando Valley is the capital of the U.S. porn and sex-toy industries). Lowe remembered that the same day they were told that the show was canceled (but they would still have to continue filming all 13 episodes for the overseas and DVD markets), there were wildfires in the Valley. The dildo factory was evacuated but the cast and crew of "The Lyon's Den" was not allowed to do the same. See more »
As this site already shows, this show did not even make it to the end of it first series. What puzzles me is, Why would Rob Lowe leave a successful show "West Wing" to do this show if he did not believe it would succeed. Did it get cancelled because it was not good enough or did the network responsible for it, not give it a fair shake, ie change of day or time or both. Which is more important, creating good shows friendly to advertisers or catering to the lowest common denominator in pursuit of revenue, because trying to guess what will be successful on commercial television seems very difficult, I find shows I like sometimes are cancelled but you never really discover why,only that it didn't meet expectations.
Personally, I find the show quite acceptable, compared to some of the dross we are subjected to, the characters are quite well drawn if a little stereotypical, it had an interesting start than is a continuing thread so far, its interesting to see Kyle Chandler as the bad guy after his tenure in the "Early Edition",I am disappointed to see that it will go no further, hopefully the British broadcaster who brought the show will play all 13 episodes before it is consigned to the vaults.
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