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The Firm: Season 1 (2012)

Seasons:
1

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 22
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 13

A typical, old-fashioned legal crime show, The Firm grows tedious from the first episode.

58

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 5

A typical, old-fashioned legal crime show, The Firm grows tedious from the first episode.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 3

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Season Info

Based on the John Grisham novel and subsequent Tom Cruise movie, this drama picks up 10 years after the events in the film to examine the new life of the man who brought down the Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke. Mitchell McDeere (Josh Lucas), his wife Abby (Molly Parker) and their daughter Claire (Natasha Calis) are out of witness protection and living in Washington, D.C., where Mitch starts up a firm of his own, along with his brother Ray (Callum Keith Rennie) and Ray's girlfriend

Network: NBC

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 8, 2012

Pilot

Attorney Mitchell McDeere resurfaces in the opener of the dramatic series set 10 years after the events established in "The Firm."

2
Air date: Jan 8, 2012

Chapter Two

Part 2 of the premiere

3
Air date: Jan 12, 2012

Chapter Three

"Chapter 3", 1/12/12: Now associated with the Kinross & Clark law firm, Mitch is forced to defend a partners' son on a murder charge. Unhappy with his new case assignment, Mitch puts Ray to work by having him investigate what happened.

4
Air date: Jan 19, 2012

Chapter Four

"Chapter 4", 1/19/12: Mitch takes the case of a female psychiatrist accused of murdering an ex-patient that had been stalking her.

5
Air date: Jan 26, 2012

Chapter Five

"Chapter 5", 1/26/12: Mitch is given the difficult task of defending Judd Grafton, a gambler wrongly accused of murder.

6
Air date: Feb 2, 2012

Chapter Six

'Chapter Six'Mitch McDeere defends a new father charged with arson.

7
Air date: Feb 18, 2012

Chapter Seven

'Chapter Seven'Mitch and Ray defend a na´ve young man charged with armed robbery.

8
Air date: Feb 25, 2012

Chapter Eight

'Chapter Eight'Mitch and his family question why Martin Moxon died.

9
Air date: Mar 3, 2012

Chapter Nine

'Chapter Nine'Mitch and Ray are hired by a desperate father.

10
Air date: Mar 10, 2012

Chapter Ten

'Chapter Ten'Mitch takes on a tough case defending a woman accused of kidnapping a baby.

11
Air date: Mar 24, 2012

Chapter Eleven

'Chapter Eleven'Mitch takes on the case of an inmate who wants to help the family that he wronged.

12
Air date: Mar 31, 2012

Chapter Twelve

'Chapter Twelve'Mitch finally convinces Sarah Holt to tell him the truth about her case.

13
Air date: Apr 14, 2012

Chapter Thirteen

Mitch and Ray meet with Andrew, who offers to help expose Kinross and Clark to the FBI; Abby tries to prevent the next murder; Mitch prepares to take on Kevin Stack.

14
Air date: Apr 21, 2012

Chapter Fourteen

Mitch makes a deal with Kevin Stack to keep Abby safe; the FBI arrests Mitch and Ray; Abby tries to manipulate her captors in a bid to escape.

15
Air date: Apr 28, 2012

Chapter Fifteen

Mitch and Ray make risky decisions in their bid to expose Kevin Stack and the Noble Insurance conspiracy. Meanwhile, Abby finds herself at the center of things as Stack and Alex Clark endeavor to evade justice.

16
Air date: May 5, 2012

Chapter Sixteen

'Chapter Sixteen'When Abby takes the stand in the government's case against Kevin Stack, her testimony becomes the only thing that can keep him behind bars.

17
Air date: May 12, 2012

Chapter Seventeen

Mitch defends a young woman charged with solicitation and learns that she is harboring a dangerous secret. Elsewhere, Abby and Claire embark on a trip to Kentucky to visit Abby's parents.

18
Air date: May 19, 2012

Chapter Eighteen

Mitch defends a novelist accused of murder, and his client's notoriously unstable nature threatens to jeopardize the case; Abby bonds with a doctor in her hometown.

19
Air date: Jun 16, 2012

Chapter Nineteen

'Chapter Nineteen'Joey Morolto gives Mitch an offer he can't refuse -- if Mitch defends his best friend from a murder charge, the McDeeres and the Moroltos will be square.

20
Air date: Jun 30, 2012

Chapter Twenty

'Chapter Twenty'When Mitch's client admits to a potentially damaging incident from his college days, Mitch has to face an aggressive prosecutor to prevent it from coming into the trial.

21
Air date: Jul 7, 2012

Chapter Twenty-One

"Chaper 21", 7/7/12: Mitch and his team scramble to come up with a viable defense in Patrick Walker's case, forcing them to begin jury selection without a plan.

22
Air date: Jul 7, 2012

Chapter Twenty-Two

"Chapter 22", 7/14/12: On the day of Ray and Tammy s wedding, a new enemy threatens to destroy the joyous family occasion. HD Version

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (13)

I wouldn't call this a "snap," but it does indicate they have some things to work out.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

So far I've seen no reason to order further surveillance on this one.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

When a brand-new show already feels like a repeat, you know something's wrong.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

If Mitch and his relationship with his wife and associates were compelling, we might forgive the plot holes and logic lapses that riddled "The Firm."

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
Huffington Post

"The Firm" is not so much a two-hour pilot as a prison sentence. It's tedium, all gummed up by implausible plot twists, diabolically dopey dialogue, and other assorted bits of hooey.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

Prepare to be bored.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Firm at this point doesn't offer much on its own.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: HitFix

The Firm's straightforward, one-man-against-the-system story still feels compelling - especially when that one man happens to look like a Tom Ford model and yet comes off as totally relatable.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

While it wasn't completely captivating, it did grab my attention.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

There's a lot going on, but for now, "The Firm" seems intriguing enough to have the time to decide what it wants to be.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

The action moves at an admirable clip and the cases feel interesting enough so we want to see how they come out.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

In the premiere, unfortunately, the case of the week and the background story seem to be competing to see which can be sillier.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

The cast is a major factor in drumming up interest in what happens next.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

"The Firm" is a modern, old-fashioned lawyer show - and that's a good thing.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

It may be ironic to call a legal thriller created by the man who all but invented the legal thriller derivative, but in this case, it feels very much like the truth.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

Television never has enough law series to satiate the public, so maybe with 22 guaranteed episodes, people might take a chance on reinvigorated nostalgia.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

There's something almost old-fashioned about NBC's new John Grisham series "The Firm," but for once, that isn't a bad thing.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

A show that opens with that kind of casual, incompetent stupidity is telling you how little effort it plans to expend on telling its story, and how little respect it has for your intelligence.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

In this case, many people are going to think they've already had enough.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

The series is a pretty good metaphor for the original law firm: outwardly slick and polished, but with a hollow core.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

If "The Firm" were starting as an original story about Mitch McDeere (Josh Lucas, in his first TV work in more than a decade) coming out of witness protection after making a bad mistake earlier in his life, it might work better than it does. But it's not.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

So, while not anything wildly new on the story front, The Firm did succeed in its endeavors to provide a compelling and fast-paced plot that introduced characters you want to watch.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

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