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The Deep End Premiere Review

Posted by CJ Cregg on January 24, 2010

Insanely attractive, but bad actors

This show deserves to be shoved off of the diving board into the deep end with weights around its ankles.  I found it almost unwatchable, and I really wanted to turn it off halfway through.  But I didn’t, dear viewer, because I felt like I owed it to you to make it to the end.

I have to admit that I found the preview kind of intriguing.  Cute lawyers in LA.  Sounds good.  But it wasn’t.  The show follows 4 first year associates at a big law firm.  Both the associates and the partners are working through issues of helping people and making money.  I thought it had potential.  But it doesn’t.

The show feels stale partly because the cases weren’t elaborated on enough to make it more of a Law and Order type show.  It’s basically Grey’s Anatomy but for lawyers.  But it’s much harder to get a viewer interested in a brief sketch of a law case than it is a patient, I think.  The show is also SO predictable.  It’s already clear who is going to end up sleeping with whom.  Really, the entire premiere was about sex.  One of the new associates can’t help but sleep with every woman he sees. (Really?) Including a client and 2 other people who work at the firm.  Also, even the paralegals at this firm are hot.  (I’ve never in my life met a hot paralegal.)  The partners are mean to the point of being inhuman.  The one good thing about the show is the naive innocence and impish cuteness of the main character, Dylan.  But he already predictably slept with one of the paralegals and prevailed in his first case.  Yawn.

It’s just bad, folks.  We should sue ABC for putting this on the air.


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