L.A. Law: Season 1 (1986 - 1987)


Season 1
L.A. Law

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Air date: Sep 15, 1986
Air date: Oct 3, 1986
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Air date: Oct 17, 1986
Air date: Oct 24, 1986
Air date: Oct 31, 1986
Air date: Nov 7, 1986
Air date: Nov 14, 1986
Air date: Nov 21, 1986
Air date: Dec 4, 1986
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Critic Reviews for L.A. Law Season 1

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In a sense, L.A. Law paved the way for Law & Order, Boston Legal, The Good Wife and many of the other legal dramas that later came to television. But in the '80s, it was all about L.A. Law and the drama-tastic moments it provided us.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The libido seems to be a not-so-silent partner in the halls of the high-powered, full-service Los Angeles firm of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, and those who don't have lust in their hearts have gamesmanship in their souls.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The two-hour pilot for the series...is so terribly and industriously entertaining that you hate to see the program lumped in with things that are supposedly "good for you."

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

L.A. Law is a misguided tonal mishmash at best and unbelievably quaint at worst. But looking at the series with the eyes of the '80s drama fan, starved for something at once capable of ratings and critical success, the series starts to seem more vital.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"L.A. Law," though, is further proof of Bochco's talent and zest for intelligent, stimulating, pertinent TV.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Shadings may develop as the series progresses, but for now L.A. Law's gavel too often hits like a sledgehammer.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It is Hill Street Blues revisited, complete with hand-held cameras, overlapping dialogue and meandering story lines. But, once again, the techniques are handled superbly.

Jan 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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