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For the People: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: For the People's concept may be all too familiar, but the character depth and clever dialogue help set it apart.

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The drama series follows the personal and professional lives of a group of new lawyers working in the oldest district court of the US: the Southern District of New York, also known as Mother Court. Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), and Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport) are assigned to the U.S. Attorney's office as public prosecutors, while Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson), Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown), and Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) start working as public defenders. The cases tried in Season 1 include the murder of a woman by a white supremacist, the leaking of classified documents by a whistleblower, and the eviction of a woman with a disabled son.

Cast

Britt Robertson
as Sandra Bell
Jasmin Savoy Brown
as Allison Adams
Ben Rappaport
as Seth Oliver
Susannah Flood
as Kate Littlejohn
Wesam Keesh
as Jay Simmons
Rege-Jean Page
as Leonard Knox
Ben Shenkman
as Roger Gunn
Hope Davis
as Jill Carlan
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Judge Nicholas Byrne
Anna Deavere Smith
as Tina Krissman
Britne Oldford
as Sandra Bell
Olivia Sandoval
as Celia Chavez, Assistant United States Attorney
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Critic Reviews for For the People: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

The women characters of For the People are treated with respect and dignity. It's Time's Up applied to prime-time entertainment -- and it's about time.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Dreadfully formulaic but really rather good.

August 15, 2018 | Full Review…

For The People has a lot going for it. It has a talented cast, a vast world, and some decent writing. With some tweaks, it could be the next big legal drama.

March 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Slightly soapy legal series set in NY federal court.

March 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Why, it's just Grey's Anatomy for the legal set! But there's a reason the Rhimes formula is successful, and there's enough that's fresh in For the People to make it worth checking out.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…

For the People is formulaic in the best way possible, meaning it delivers exactly what you want from a Shondaland drama - and perhaps a little bit more.

March 2, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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