A few people have asked whether I'm going to watch The Law Firm, whether I'm going to recap The Law Firm, etc.
I did miss the first episode on Thursday night, but it looks like Bravo (aka the NBC rerun network) will be showing it again almost every day this week. So, I will get to see it.
And then I'll decide what I think and whether I want to recap it. I'm not sure that I'll like it. First, I don't really like The Apprentice, and I'm afraid that it will be like The Apprentice for Lawyers. And, also, I know this is going to sound bad, and I'm sorry, but I don't really like lawyers. No, seriously. Well, I like criminal defense lawyers, of course. But I feel like we're a whole different breed of lawyer. And I guess I probably like most public interest lawyers in general. And I have a few friends that are lawyers, and I like them as friends but I probably wouldn't want to watch a TV show about their work. For example, people who could spend all day with people who are quibbling about what they get to keep in the divorce? Not to knock divorce lawyers, but that holds no interest for me. That's not "the law." I mean, when was the last time the Supreme Court reviewed a divorce case? Never. Know why? Because even they appreciate that there are just no interesting issues there. Same goes with contracts disputes. And slip and falls. And even most car accidents.
(Unless, of course, drunk driving was a suspected cause. Then it gets interesting.)
I'll give you another example. A year or two ago, I went to a thing (let's just leave it at "a thing") where there were a lot of young lawyers. It didn't take me long to realize that they were all probably horrible people. Or, even if they were alright people, they were certainly not people I'd want to be friends with. They were all bragging about their billable hours and using their cell phones to call and shout at their paralegals. Yick. I looked around and tried to find another criminal defense lawyer - or even a prosecutor, at least we'd be in the same tax bracket and have something in common to talk about - but there were none there. In the end, I felt pretty ashamed of our crappy profession and just, well, embarassed for these young people who were so young and already so arrogant. They were so arrogant and they had probably never even met one single client of their firm, because they probably spend all day doing document review or something, let alone help someone. It was sad.
Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, The Law Firm. Ok, I'm not saying I have to like a show to recap it. Because, it was weird, I sort of liked Beauty & The Geek, but it was also sort of the It's-terrible-but-I-can't-look-away-phenomenon, like driving past a car wreck. But, there's a difference between that and just downright annoyance.
Point is, I'll watch an episode of The Law Firm, but I can't promise anything more than that. Good? Good.