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TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2014)
After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Eliza Coupe ...  Nina Whitley 12 episodes, 2014
Jay Harrington ...  Phil Quinlan 12 episodes, 2014
Carter MacIntyre ...  Trent Barber 12 episodes, 2014
Oscar Nuñez ...  Carlos 12 episodes, 2014
Jolene Purdy ...  Micah 12 episodes, 2014
Maria Bamford ...  Cheryl 8 episodes, 2014
Peter Spruyt ...  Boring Larry 8 episodes, 2014
Fred Melamed ...  Judge Nelson 5 episodes, 2014
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After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes that the system is more screwed up than her own crazy personal life. Written by anonymous

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28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Some good traditional single gal comedy
15 January 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Corporate lawyer Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe) loses her boyfriend and then loses her expected promotion. She explodes and quits. Her outburst becomes legendary and she can't find any work other than as a lowly public defender. Her new co-workers include Phil Quinlan (Jay Harrington) and Carlos (Oscar Nuñez). The best worker in the office may be the intern Micah (Jolene Purdy). Nina finds herself facing off against her ex-boyfriend ADA Trent Barber (Carter MacIntyre) in court.

I don't know who Damon Jones is but I really like Michaela Watkins in her work. She always seems to be very smart in her comedy and a bit offbeat. This has a nice slice of that. It's not that edgy but Eliza Coupe is terrific as the traditional flustered single gal. Jay Harrington is setting up nicely as the romantic lead. However it's canceled after it's 12 episodes first season.


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