Fairly Legal

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"Fairly Legal" centers on Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), a top litigator frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and daily injustices of the system, who takes a hard left to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator. After the sudden death of her father, she finds herself at odds with the new boss, her stepmother Lauren Reed (Virginia Williams)...and in bed with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Justin Patrick (Michael Trucco), a top gun in the DA's office. Helping her keep all of this chaos at bay is her trusted, geek-chic assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn).
Starring
Sarah ShahiMichael TruccoVirginia Williams
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Fairly Legal - Pilot
    January 20, 2011
    1 h 4 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After the sudden death of her father, San Francisco mediator Kate Reed must work with her stepmother -- who's the same age -- to keep his firm alive by resolving a dispute between a clothing magnate and his son, who's due to inherit the business, and hiding a dark personal secret which could ruin an innocent boy's life.
  2. 2. Priceless
    January 27, 2011
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate mediates a settlement between the State of California and Steve Jenks, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 22 years in prison.
  3. 3. Benched
    February 3, 2011
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate's nemesis Judge Nicastro assigns her to mediate a case between a high school football coach and the angry parents who claim his old school methods border on abuse.
  4. 4. Bo Me Once
    February 10, 2011
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While mediating a dispute between the star of the cooking show "Burnin' with Bo" and the company releasing his barbecue sauce, Kate discovers that Bo's assistant Beth is actually the brains behind the business - and that Bo's holding her up for a bigger piece of the profits.
  5. 5. The Two Richards
    February 17, 2011
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate mediates the settlement between an insurance company and a man who was hit by a truck, only to find the real conflict is between the man and his wife, who claims the husband she knew never came back from the accident.
  6. 6. Believers
    February 24, 2011
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The exasperated young inventor of a revolutionary new device, Marcus, threatens to jump to his death when John, his employer and the rights holder to Marcus' invention, asks Kate to mediate his firing.
  7. 7. Coming Home
    March 3, 2011
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A big client of Reed & Reed's asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter -- which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.
  8. 8. Ultravinyl
    March 10, 2011
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Paul Shelton, lead singer of the 1990s one-hit-wonder band, Ultravinyl, seeks Kate's help to cash in on a lucrative offer for use of their song in a commercial.
  9. 9. My Best Friend's Prenup
    March 17, 2011
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kate's best friend Julie comes to Reed & Reed for a standard prenuptial agreement. But her father - a Tae Kwan Do master - has deep suspicions of his future son-in-law.
  10. 10. Bridges
    March 24, 2011
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    One day in the life of Kate: prevent an international incident at the Croatian Embassy and mediate between two litigious brothers before her nemesis, Judge Nicastro, throws her in jail -- all while bracing herself for the possibility of some major personal changes.

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  1. Bonus: Fairly Legal - Sneak Peek
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    January 10, 2011
    6min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a behind the scenes preview of the new drama Fairly Legal.

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Supporting actors
Baron Vaughn
Season year
2011
Network
USA
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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readerReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than most good shows
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Fairly Legal has humor, relationships and interesting problems to solve, which was done in novel ways. I wish there was a 4.5* choice. It is a bit irritating with Kate's poor choices in life being totally illogical and her rudeness to others, as though only she matters and she is so self-centered she does not consider others as she dives through events.
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GT SladeReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fine show, missing something though
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I bought a “Fairly Legal” shirt, I so enjoyed this show. It isn’t perfect, but it is entertaining, in large part due to the great Sarah Shahi.
One thing ticks me off about the DVD release. They eliminated the opening credit sequence with the “Yellow Brick Road” song. That was a highlight, which was criticised when the second season dropped the song, but it was there through the first season, made more appropriate by lyrics referring to how we can “achieve the inconceivable” and “there’s no tornado that can stop us now.” If you’ve seen the show, you know that seems written for it, although I believe it wasn’t.
This is not syndication, where they can squeeze in an extra commercial by cutting out parts, it is a DVD, with plenty of room for that ridiculous FBI warning and superfluous disclaimers, but they won’t spare 30 seconds for the theme? No. My guess is the company was too cheap to pay Iyeoka Okoawo’s performance fees. And despite the aforementioned disclaimers, there is no mention that this is a doctored version of the show with less, not more, than the original. Okay, a couple of deleted scenes we could live without.
A case where Kate Reed (Sarah’s character) would have straightened out the manufacturers of these disks to get justice for purchasers.
6 people found this helpful
Norman DavisReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Whoever cancelled this show need a mind enema
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2 seasons, really? It started a little shaky but there was enough there to keep a person interested. Then, season 2, around the 3rd or 4th episode it really hit it's stride and was a 'can't wait for the next episode' show. Naturally, as soon as it was addictive the network cut off the flow. Networks need to learn that when they cut off their addicted viewers they go through some horrible withdrawals. Such unpleasant experiences results in... "never again". I've blocked that network from my tv. If they have a hit show that lasts for more than 3 seasons and get good reviews even of its conclusion I'll watch it in the secondary market... Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, etc.

THE SHOW... possibly the most beautiful actress alive, Sarah Shahi plays a "negotiator" Kate at a law firm. A lawyer who has sworn off "law" per se. The show has plenty of tension and drama going on with her partner at Reed and Reed... her stepmother (after her father has died), an ex-husband that is an off and on sexual or love/hate interest, who is also in conflict with her as the prosecutor who routinely is a challenge to her professional life. Kate also has a love hate relationship with a despicable 3rd partner who Kate also has mixed relationship type feelings. Apparently a true Mr. Darcy but you'll never know because this network sucks. All this while each show has the additional drama of Kate trying to negotiate and 'solve' seemingly impossible conflicts where a trial is trying to be avoided. It would still be pretty fun to watch but keep in mind as soon as you really really love this show... it abruptly ends, cancelled, without anything near a conclusion.
10 people found this helpful
Jesse GeguzisReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
renew the purchase?
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Hi there,
I purchased this title late and then immediately feel asleep by accident. I didn't get to watch it at all but it continued playing through. So now it won't let me play it again to actually watch it. Is there any way I can get it turned on again for one viewing?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to message you, I could not find a place to message the help system.

Please let me know, thank you in advance.

Jesse
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Amazing CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
What a waste
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The character portrayed by Shahi needs some sort of deep psychological help. She’s flighty, rude, self absorbed and spoiled with a hero complex to boot. I found myself truly disliking her and you’re not supposed to dislike the protagonist. It makes perfect sense why this show never made it past season 2.
HipKittyReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Watch ASAP!
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The second of three discs was damaged so I missed some of one or two episodes, and it's too late to return so I'm stuck with it, my bad for not viewing this sooner. I enjoy the show, tho.
EDReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show
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Better than I expected good actress and entertaining show did get season 2 and enjoyed it, great price for what you get
Michael Rana IIReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon had what iTunes didn't.
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That's right - depending on the show or movie, sometimes Amazon will have a show or two that Amazon doesn't. Good thing I have no problem supporting either company.

At the time of this review, Fairly Legal is up to Season 3. I just didn't know I had to review the product that I purchased.

The ONLY thing I don't like about the show, but can overlook because the storyline is good enough, is that they over-sex the character of Kate Reed, instead of emphasizing her mediator role. I realize that sex appeal sells more than anything, but I've never known a character in the law profession to be sexy or glamorous.
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