Are you familiar with the feeling of disappointment that follows an unsuccessful cinema adaptation of your favourite book? Something that tends to create hatred towards the directors and the producers, for ruining the authenticity of your favourite story?
Along the same lines, with authenticity, there also lies the responsibility of accurate representation of a story.
That said, in today’s article, we have made a list of the most accurate law shows on television that stand true to reality in all ways possible.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
The most apparent and famous one that tops our list of accurate courtroom dramas is ‘The Suits’. The first episode aired in 2011 and since then, Suits has been successfully running with fans always wanting for more.
Set at a fictional law firm in New York city, it is a story about a college dropout named Mike Ross who is hired as a lawyer for a character named Harvey Specter, without any law background.
2. My Cousin Vinny
One of the most classic and accurate courtroom dramas from 1992 is ‘My Cousin Vinny’ with Joe Perci as the lead. He is playing a character named Vinny Gambino, who is clueless but a naturally talented attorney.
The accuracy has no bounds, so much so that the depiction is shown in various law schools and firms as an instructional video. The narration is most beneficial because the clueless Vinny needs assistance with explanation, even for the basic concepts that might be glossed over in other films.
3. Boston Legal
Boston Legal ran for 5 seasons on ABC from 2004 to 2008. For accurate representations, the producers went ahead and hired the British Writer and barrister John Mortimer (the creator of the English legal series called ‘Rumpole of the Bailer’), as a consultant for boston legal and it paid off.
This show does a great job of showcasing law firm dynamics and how lawyers interact with one another. The courtroom processes, too, have accurate visuals for its audience.
4. Better Call Saul
The craziest aspect of a lawyers’ life – the hustle is caught perfectly in this show called ‘Better Call Saul’.
This show is a full package where an attorney has the sole desire of helping people, but is faced by many challenges. His crime being one – belonging to a small business.
It shows the true face of the law industry where people like them are trying to go against the large organisations that can bury their desires in paperwork. There are brownie points for folks with legal training – the inside jokes are something that will keep those in the industry very happy.
5. Law and Order
We cannot make a list of realistic courtroom dramas without ‘Law and Order’.
Set in New York city, this show aired from 1990 to 2010. Each episode was split is parts, the first part introducing the viewers to the crime (murders, typically) along with the suspects by New York City Police Departemt detectives. The second part, however, concentrated on the prosecution of the defendant by then shifted to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
The catch here is that there were many episodes based on real-life cases, the inspiration that often catches more audience.
Learning is an interesting part of life which also happens to be an important one. If you are a newbie in the law industry, we suggest you try to watch these shows before digging into a huge pile of books.
Visual memories also help you to remember things better so even if you’re a successful solicitor, there’s always a scope for learning.
These shows are not only great entertainment, but they’re well cinematised too. The engagement that these shows have will not let you leave the screen; rather they’ll leave you wanting for more.
Another benefit of watching accurate courtroom shows is that you will be connected with the updates. If you’re looking for professional lawyers for any of your needs, for instance, you wouldn’t feel like an alien intruding in the law world.