Harry's Law: Season 1 (2011)


Season 1
Harry's Law

Critics Consensus

Harry's Law's twists are easy to predict, with an obvious desperation to be adorable.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5
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Air date: Jan 17, 2011
Air date: Jan 24, 2011
Air date: Jan 31, 2011
Air date: Feb 7, 2011
Air date: Feb 14, 2011
Air date: Feb 21, 2011
Air date: Feb 28, 2011
Air date: Mar 7, 2011
Air date: Mar 14, 2011
Air date: Mar 21, 2011
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A legal comedy-drama, with Kathy Bates starring as Harriet "Harry" Korn, a fired patent lawyer who decides to become a defense attorney. Leading a team of newly hired associates, she starts a small practice in what was once a shoe store in Cincinnati, defending clients charged with serious crimes. Created by David E. Kelley, the series cast includes Nathan Corddry; Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen.


Kathy Bates
as Harriet "Harry" Korn
Nathan Corddry
as Adam Branch
Aml Ameen
as Malcolm Davies
Brittany Snow
as Jenna Backstrom
Christopher McDonald
as Tommy Jefferson
Paul McCrane
as Josh Peyton
Camryn Manheim
as Kim Mendelsohn
Steve Harris
as Jeffrey Rollins
Ann Cusack
as Lynette Zales
Richard Kind
as Marty Slumach
Jai Rodriguez
as Amanda Knox
Tracie Thoms
as Katherine
John Beasley
as Judge Winston
Quinton Aaron
as Brian Jones
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Critic Reviews for Harry's Law Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

Harry's Law leavens itself with healthy doses of good goofy fun.

Jan 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An improbably entertaining outing.

Jan 17, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

For fans of "Boston Legal" and Mr. Kelley's past law shows, "Harry's Law" offers more intriguing legal arguments and entertaining dialogue than many prime-time shows can muster.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…

This low-rent loser of a show nearly pulls a muscle ladling on the quirkiness.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…

There's a disconnect between Kelley's whimsy and his rhetoric here that too often leaves the cranky Harriet looking merely foolish.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…

However excellent it may be to see Bates hold forth on assorted issues of the day, it's not a little disappointing to see her show fall all over itself to be cute.

Jan 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Harry's Law, forces the question: when the way a particular writer "subverts" our expectations becomes the expectation itself, what do you have left?

Aug 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Some of Monday night's flaws you could, if you were an optimist, write off as pilot jitters. Unfortunately, the show gets even worse next week.

Jan 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Harry's Law is, first and foremost, a colossal waste of Bates' talent.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…

Kelley said that even his kids told him, "'Dad, please, not another law show.'" In this case, he should've listened.

Jan 17, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Harry's Law: Season 1

  • May 16, 2014
    Smart, sophisticated, and different, Harry's Law soared because of Kathy Bates. Yes, there were flaws, but the first season showed that there was a lot of potential to this law drama.

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