Philly D.A.: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Philly D.A.

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An expansive look at the intricacies of political maneuvering, Philly D.A. would benefit from a sharper focus, but still manages to craft a compelling series that may inspire viewers to get more involved in their own local governments.

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 20, 2021

The new Philadelphia District Attorney uncovers a secret that shakes the police department.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2021

Krasner and his team battle to obtain the complete police misconduct files.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2021

The murder of a police sergeant tests the D.A.'s resolve to never seek the death penalty.

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Air date: May 4, 2021

LaTonya Myers fights for probation reform, but any slip-up could send her back to prison.

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Air date: May 11, 2021

A skeptical parole board and his own pride stand between a man and freedom.

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Air date: May 18, 2021

A councilmember bridges constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the unorthodox D.A.

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Air date: May 25, 2021

Krasner must decide whether to pursue a rarity -- murder charges against a cop.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2021

Frustrated Krasner supporters warn he must accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.

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A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the shocking election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, the most controversial District Attorney in the nation, and his mission to upend the criminal justice system from within.

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Critic Reviews for Philly D.A. Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

It's hard not to think that a feature-length film with a much more clear focus, and not a series juggling so many ingredients in an impersonal fashion, could have more powerfully shown the impact of one man in this important office on the people he serves

Apr 22, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Philly DA is too hulking of a series to fully balance [its] competing tensions.

Apr 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Its strongest moments are when the directors allow it to breathe, letting us be flies on the wall during heated conversations about new policies and procedures.

Feb 15, 2021 | Full Review…

The filmmakers spent three years following the longtime criminal defense lawyer Larry Krasner for this essential, remarkably balanced vérité-style account of his unlikely tenure as the city's district attorney.

May 3, 2021 | Full Review…

Philly D.A. is a beautiful, sprawling story that does justice to both the giant organizations and the many individuals caught inside them. It also reminds us that "doing justice" is so much harder than we may want to believe.

Apr 23, 2021 | Full Review…

The series is most convincing when the political becomes personal.

Apr 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Philly D.A.'s fast-moving, over-the-shoulder, fly on the wall pressure-cooker pace conveys perfectly the importance of what is at stake and the life-and-death issues on the table for Krasner as he attempts to attack the system by the jugular.

Apr 23, 2021 | Full Review…

All these conflicts are messy, uncomfortable and human, and "Philly D.A." gives voice to a range of Philadelphians, including hard-line police, left-wing activists and residents worried about crime and police abuses.

Apr 22, 2021 | Full Review…

The first two episodes are engrossing, fast paced, and clear about the stakes of the DA office trying to implement a new agenda while retaining public trust, and the challenges of trying to turn a ship in a new direction.

Feb 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Philly D.A. is the kind of documentary series that makes me feel good about the future of documentaries and nonfiction storytelling.

Apr 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Important, consequential work and an in-depth examinations of social issues might not automatically make for great television, but issues and entertainment merge seamlessly here.

Apr 20, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

One of the best political series in years.

Apr 20, 2021 | Full Review…

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