5 best legal drama series of recent years

From Harvey Specter to Denny Crane, the list of the series of the most positioned lawyers on the platforms

Lawyers in the real world are faced with endless legal possibilities that could save a client or, perhaps, lose a trial. And jurists have become so important in the film world that today there is multiple streaming content related to them, from Law & Order to Boston LawIn fact, these types of productions have served as a reference for many young people who aspire to enter a university to graduate in the sciences of jurisprudence.

These series have exhausted all the resources that a human mind can overcome. However, we must not forget that mathematically there are a million possibilities for a certain situation to be demandable or reportable. Solve a problem? Lawyers top the list. Therefore, we remember which are the most outstanding series of legal dramas of recent times.

Better Call Saul – Netflix

Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is a crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off, prequel, and sequel to Gilligan’s previous series, Breaking BadSet primarily in the early to mid-2000s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the plot unfolds Jimmy McGill ( Bob Odenkirk ), a serious attorney and former con artist, into a greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. Also shown is the moral decline of retired police officer Mike Ehrmantraut ( Jonathan Banks), who is closely associated with the Juárez drug cartel to support his granddaughter and widowed mother. Jimmy and Mike’s interactions are sporadic until their respective stories fully converge. The series premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015, airing five seasons to date. A sixth and final season, of 13 episodes, will premiere in early 2022.

Suits – Netflix


Suits – Netflix

There’s no better bromance than Harvey Specter and Mike Ross unless you have another one on your list. It is a particular story in which a prestigious lawyer looks for a paralegal who goes at his own pace. In the middle of a job interview with several Harvard graduates, he finds a gifted man who was fleeing the police for carrying a cannabis briefcase. His wit managed to convince Harvey, considering that the boy did not graduate from college. Betrayals, fiery relationships, and secrets that end up coming to light. Old and new rivalries crop up between team members as they learn to deal with their newest member. It should be remembered that Meghan Markle debuted in this series, but left it when she announced her romance with Prince Harry.

Boston Legal

Boston Legal Scaled
Boston Legal

If there is a clear audiovisual panorama of the reality of law firms, this fiction is much closer than any of those on the list. Envy, ambition, power, and control satiety of various cases predominate. If the faces of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt are familiar to you, it is because it is a derivative of The Lawyer. This spin-off promises to be an alternative to the Boston law firm dedicated to the world of civil litigation, which is often very expensive. Alan Shore is one of the associated lawyers who with his manias constantly pretend to be dominant, although he does not succeed. On the other hand, Denny CraneHe’s considered a loose cannon, but he’s in control of the place. While other members of the firm try, with often disastrous results, to keep him at bay.

American Crime Story

American Crime Story
American Crime Story

Without a doubt, it is one of those anthology television series that will encourage the public to understand the different crimes – real – that took place at a certain time. From the case of OJ Simpson to that of Gianni Versace. Each installment deals with a specific criminal compendium. The first season is The Town versus OJ Simpson. The second, The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The third, Impeachment, tells of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

From the psychopathic profile of some characters, this Ryan Murphy production is a clear concept of the psycho-thriller. This, despite portraying some legal dramas whose genesis lies in some notorious crimes in the pop culture industry. However, it wasn’t all about celebrities. Assassins of the caliber of Mindhunter develop genius amidst tension. The narrative techniques go beyond a judicial tone that convinces that this is the world of jurisprudence.

How to Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder
How To Get Away With Murder

It is a ‘must’ if you want to be fairly close to criminal law. If it is one of your passions or simply makes you curious about this specialty, it is, without a doubt, a great option. Annalize Keating (actress Viola Davis, winner of an Oscar and a Tony), is a high-profile lawyer who teaches law classes that she decides to title How to Get Away With Murder (something like “how to get out innocent of a murder”).

But one day, the teacher decided to bring together a group of students, among whom she considered brilliant, with the intention of helping her solve a case at her firm that is covered in mysteries. So, along with his employees, Frank Delfino ( Charlie Weber ) and Bonnie Winterbottom ( Liza Weil of Gilmore girls ) will join forces to discover the best way out of this matter that will test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths.

Law & Order

Law Order 1 Scaled
Law &Amp; Order

They have been around for 20 seasons and managed to stay in force, which makes it one of the legal series most remembered by the audience. She was one of the first to take the lead in the specialty of jurisprudence and as if this were not enough, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood debuted in this story.

Although it does not specifically cover everything about the legal profession, the narrative plane goes much deeper into police and investigative procedures. From there, they set the objectives to close each case. However, its spin-off, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 to the present), has managed to catapult itself by demonstrating its capacity for reinvention. As proof, the numerous awards won, including the Emmy, are enough.


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Written by Christina d'souza

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