7.5/10
1,660
13 user 10 critic

Raising the Bar 

Trailer
0:46 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2009   2008  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria
Rake (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An outspoken and self-destructive criminal defense lawyer takes on the most challenging cases.

Stars: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Miranda Otto
The Game (2006–2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

Stars: Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell
Bent (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On the surface, Alex and Pete could not be more different. The recently divorced Alex is a hard-working, high-strung lawyer who is raising her 10-year-old daughter, Charlie, as a single mom... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Peet, David Walton, Margo Harshman
The Event (2010–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale
Murder in the First (2014–2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A single murder case is dissected from the committing of the crime through to the investigation, arrest and trial.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Ian Anthony Dale
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam, Ki Hong Lee
Moonlight (2007–2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Jerry Kellerman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Gloria Reuben ...  Rosalind Whitman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Currie Graham ...  Nick Balco 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Melissa Sagemiller ...  Michelle Ernhardt 25 episodes, 2008-2009
J. August Richards ...  Marcus McGrath 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Scarfe ...  Charlie Sagansky 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Teddy Sears ...  Richard Patrick Woolsley 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Judge Trudy Kessler 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Cindy Robinson ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Natalia Cigliuti ...  Roberta Gilardi / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Stacy Hall ...  Vince Culp 15 episodes, 2008-2009
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Steven Bochco/TNT Project See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Steven Bochco Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Natalia Cigliuti got their start from two different Saved By the Bell series. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent concept and improves with each episode
10 October 2010 | by michael_cureSee all my reviews

This show is well thought out and succeeds and falters simultaneously in the early episodes, but gets stronger as it continues into the second season. Although the writing and acting are a bit disjointed at moments, the fundamental plots are excellent and very well put together. Most people's expectations of a legal drama will be exceeded. The series touches on many moral and ethical issues that face western societies, particularly the United States. Every episode provokes thought and discussion about issues that do not have simple answers and which the American system of justice is ill-equipped to resolve. The acting and writing are not perfect, and there are cheesy/campy moments, but there are also moments where you can see that the acting and writing could really click. Having been a fan of Boston Legal, the Practice and The Good Wife, I feel very comfortable recommending this series to anyone who enjoys legal drama. The series is more serious than Boston Legal but less fun and sexy; and is more fun and sexy than the Practice but less serious. It also has a distinctly different aesthetic than either of those shows and outcomes are less predictable. The cast is strong and there are many familiar faces from ER. I hope the show continues. Not perfect. Not a 10/10, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed