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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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Benched - Difesa d'ufficio See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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In the Spirit of Reno 911, but funnier and more realistic
30 December 2014 | by tedphxSee all my reviews

I had no idea who Eliza Coupe was, but when I saw "Oscar" from The Office and Jones from Reno 911 my expectations soared... and have been met.

This is the funniest new comedy in many a year and could have been titled The (Public Defenders) Office. Coupe is clearly and deservedly the star, and what a pleasure she is to watch. Her timing, delivery, gestures and facial expressions are reminiscent of the best comediennes from the past. But everyone else gels perfectly as well, though I'd like to see "Jonesee's roll expanded (I'll never forget his reaction to "Let's play 'Good cop, black cop'" in Reno 911).

I'm writing this as I'm watching the two episode season finale, and I feel they're the best yet. True human feelings and reactions have fleshed out the series beautifully, and this now has promise of becoming Friends 911!


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