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.