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Canterbury's Law 

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A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Julianna Margulies ...  Elizabeth Canterbury 6 episodes, 2008
Ben Shenkman ...  Russell Krauss 6 episodes, 2008
Keith Robinson ...  Chester Grant 6 episodes, 2008
Trieste Kelly Dunn ...  Molly McConnell 6 episodes, 2008
Terry Kinney ...  Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Aidan Quinn ...  Matt Furey 5 episodes, 2008
James McCaffrey ...  Frank Angstrom 4 episodes, 2008
Charlie Hofheimer ...  Ethan Foster 3 episodes, 2008
David Call ...  Martin 3 episodes, 2008
Edelen McWilliams ...  Juror #7 / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Keith David ...  Miles Grant 2 episodes, 2008
Gerry Bamman ...  Judge Sydney Hanlon 2 episodes, 2008
Jenna Stern ...  Assistant Attorney General Kate Cooley 2 episodes, 2008
Joel de la Fuente ...  AAG Upton / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Jeremy Zorek Jeremy Zorek ...  Sam Fuery / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canterbury-esetek See more »

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1.78 : 1
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It was originally titled "Canterbury ' court". The main character was first written a judge. See more »

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Julianna Margulies in a Sea of Mediocrity
10 March 2008 | by gavinnelson-1See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this because I'm a fan of Julianna Margulies' previous work.

What a disappointment!! It's all I could to keep my eyes open through the pilot.

The script was clunky and clearly would have been better served by being a two-hour pilot. The characters were poorly drawn, with very little given to the actors to use. The photography was very poor, with many shots extremely grainy or out-of-focus or plain badly lit.

But most galling was the poor directing by Mike Figgis, who joins a longer and longer list of "feature directors" doing a very poor job directing a pilot. The show had no visual style to speak of, unless shaking the camera and underlighting all the scenes in Canterbury's Office is supposed to pass off as a style.

On the plus side, James McCaffrey was excellent as usual, so was Julianna, but Ben Shankman killed every scene he was in. He looked like he was fresh from amateur hour.

I might give it another try, but I doubt this will last more than a few episodes.

Yet another disappointment in a horrible season for network TV.


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