Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lawyer Hating on Lawyer Shows

When I watch TV shows about lawyers, I yell at the TV a lot. Sometimes, they are just blatantly inaccurate. Come on! That's just laziness. I don't know why I get worked up. Maybe I like to think I know something about something. That my law degree makes me an expert...even though it absolutely does not.

I watched the season premiere of The Deep End, which is about first year associates at a big law firm. I wanted to check it out because I heard it was like Grey's Anatomy but with lawyers. Within the first few minutes, I was screaming at the TV. Huz started looking at me funny.

The show is ridiculous and not based on reality. In the first week, these newbie lawyers were on a first name basis with the named partners at the firm and were already entrusted with big clients. I'm sorry, but that would never happen. This one guy was in a courtroom with his own case by week two. He knew exactly what he was doing and didn't even sh*t his pants. Now that would be more accurate.

These young attorneys worked all day and night long, which is fine. However, when I am watching the show, I have no idea what time it is. Sometimes, in the middle of the work day, they'd go to a bar that happened to have a pool (totally random) and would throw back a shot. Wha!?! This one girl had to file a brief at the courthouse. And I swear she filed the brief at night. That is impossible because courts are not open 24 hours. That doesn't make any sense.

I understand that this is supposed to be entertainment. But I gotta hate on The Deep End. It's just wrong...this is coming from a lawyer who knows her sh*t!

Disclaimer: I don't know sh*t.


Anonymous said...

wow...can you take the fun out of 30 rock now cause you think you're a comedian? haha, j/k. now go blog about jersey shore...or as I like to call it, the best fist pumping show in the world.


Anonymous said...

why is your comment entry page all weird now?


Tina said...

Cuz, don't hate on Tara or this comment page.

Tara said...

Thanks, Tina! Cuz is a meanie bo beanie.

Tara said...

Cuz, my next TV post will be on Jersey Shore. I promise!

Vanessa said...

ohhh. Jersey shore post. I can't wait :oP

Tara said...

Ness, you've succumb to the power of the Jersey Shore too?