Best Legal TV shows that you should definitely watch
If watching television was a job, I would be the best employee ever existed; unfortunately, it isn’t, not that I know of. But as a TV fan, I have watched a lot of shows form why is this still even airing (Riverdale am talking about you) to wow this is a spectacular show which is Fleabag, and you can fight me on this one, but it is one of the best-written shows out there, and it ended too soon in my eyes. Having said this, there are some pretty spectacular Legal dramas out there that you ought to watch. So without further ado, let’s get on this list.
1. When They See Us
If you have to watch only one show on this list, then you found the one, do yourself a favor and stream it on Netflix right now and let’s talk about it. It is a series based on a true story, to be precise, that of the five Harlem teens who were wrongly accused of rape. The series talked about systemic racism and how America was built by slaves and how we still see this aftermath in the treatment of black people in the country and the 13th amendment. The five teens in question are accused of the rape of a jogger in Manhattan and their childhood is turned upside down. The series shows how flawed the system is and how bias it can be, especially against black people who are sometimes jailed based on their skin color. It also won an Emmy and a Peabody award, so do yourself a favor, sit down, watch this series and decolonize your mind.
2. How To Get Away With Murder
I won’t lie, this show has a place in my heart and my top ten shows; not only does it have a diverse case and shows good queer representation, but it also has a dark-skinned black woman as lead character, and this is pretty groundbreaking if you ask me. The story follows Annalise Keating, a university professor and 5 of her most brilliant students. As the title suggests, this is about a lawyer who commits several crimes of her own. The series shows raw and unfiltered emotion by discussing themes like HIV, immigration, institutionalized racism, to rape. The shows aren’t afraid to go there and talk about crimes and subjects usually omitted in mainstream media. This show has very thing, and you should watch it. Even though there are some discrepancies in the law decorum, it’s still a pretty fun watch.
3. Making a Murderer
This one is a true-crime docu-series and tells the story of Brendan Dansey and Steven Avery, who were both convicted for crimes they didn’t commit. Feel a pattern here, people who are convicted for crimes they didn’t commit; yeah, the justice system is flawed and corrupted. This series shows us how these two men struggle to prove that they are innocent and fight for freedom. This series was a decade long in the making and was shit over more than 13years and features members of the convicted’s family and that of the victim. The movie gives us a whole picture and isn’t one-sided, even though this can be argued against. This 2 season series each have 10 episodes and is a provocative documentary, dark and intense at its core. If you are a fan of documentaries and true-crime podcasts, you should definitely give this a try.
An honorable mention to legally Blonde and Drop Dead Diva, which used to be my favorite show as a kid, showed me that I should love myself the way I am and that I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Sound off in the comment section below and tell us your favorite legal drama or TV show.