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Benched 

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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Benched - Difesa d'ufficio See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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"Maybe I'm not dead inside!" This show has heart.
4 January 2015 | by Horsebot4000See all my reviews

Benched is something special, IMHO. The characters are flawed but are fighting the good fight. The supporting cast is excellent and create a quirky and rich environment. I've had real laughs watching this show and that's the highest praise I can give. Thumbs up, way up!

Let me add that for a show to be great, like this one is, it has to hit on all cylinders. From writing to acting to directing, this show has what it takes. If it doesn't get renewed for another season it's a TV travesty.

If it were up to me I'd give this show two Golden Globes, so Nina could have a matching set.


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