Parents' Guide to

Harry's Law

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Courtroom dramedy takes on morally complicated cases.

TV NBC Comedy 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Law and Disorder but funny and intelligent

Good show with regard to her living in a low income part of town and gaining respect in the community.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 17+

Had Great Potential...

Another TV show that starts of really well and then goes to garbage. The last episode we started watching (and turned off) was about adultery, and multiple sexual partners. A huge disappointment.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Talk about a makeover. After premiering to a chorus of critical boos in its first season, Harry's Law underwent major changes in casting and concept for a second season that feels like an entirely different show -- one that's more in line with executive producer/writer David E. Kelley's impressive list of legal hits (including L.A. Law, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal). That's bad news for fans of the old law-firm-in-a-shoe-store shtick but great news for those who wanted better things for Bates and her talents.

Along with a revamped line-up of lawyers (including Broadway star Olivo, who won a Tony for her performance as Anita in the 2009 revival of West Side Story), the firm boasts an impressive roster of higher-profile cases that take Harry and her associates into more complicated legal territory than ever before. And while the firm's new cases are a far cry from those they used to champion, Bates at least tackles them with the same no-nonsense frankness that won audiences over the first time around.

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