Philly

Season 1
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Lasting for only one season on ABC, this Steven Bochco-produced legal drama centers on single mother Kathleen Maguire, a partner at a Philadelphia law firm whose ex-husband is the city's assistant district attorney.
Starring
Kim DelaneyTom Everett ScottRick Hoffman
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 25, 2001
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen's partner has a nervous breakdown and she is forced to handle all of her cases, one which includes a suspected thief who turns out to be a murderer.
  2. 2. Porn Again
    October 1, 2001
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kathleen clears Anthony of murder charges but also clears Jerome of theft charges.
  3. 3. Light My Fire
    October 8, 2001
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kathleen and Danny deal with Patrick's fighting at school while Kathleen uses her father's arrest for another bar fight to help prove her point to Patrick.
  4. 4. Philly Folly
    October 22, 2001
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kathleen has less than a day to get a motion approved to have a falsely accused client released to attend his mother's funeral.
  5. 5. Tempus Fugitive
    October 15, 2001
    45min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Kathleen temporarily harbors an innocent fugitive, which drives Danny to seek retaliation through his power as the district attorney.
  6. 6. Blown Away
    November 12, 2001
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    A client threatens Kathleen's son to keep her from revealing his plans to kill the one person who could put him away for assault; drug charges against a mobster's daughter hint at a dirty deal within Dan's office; and Will is faced with putting a defendant on the stand knowing that she may lie about her husband's fatal postcoital mishap.
  7. 7. Prisoner of Love
    November 19, 2001
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen defends a lonely prison guard who is charged with having sex with an inmate.
  8. 8. Truth or Consequences
    November 26, 2001
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen witnesses a robbery and the assailant turns out to be a client she's defending in another case.
  9. 9. Loving Sons
    December 3, 2001
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen continues to fight to keep a kid out of an adult rehabilitation facility for the accidental murder of another kid.
  10. 10. Fork You Very Much
    December 10, 2001
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen is forced to defend a rapist whose main evidence can easily be thrown out of court.
  11. 11. Live and Leg Die
    December 17, 2001
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen defends a drug addict falsely accused of killing a cop.
  12. 12. The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds
    January 7, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Will tries to stop a man from serving jail time for a bogus possession charge just to spite his unfaithful rabbi father; Kathleen scores an unusual first date, thanks to her dim diamond-thief client, while another case has her backing up a man intent on serving as his own lawyer.
  13. 13. Ripley, Believe It or Not
    January 14, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A teen on trial for the murder of her mom's abusive lover has Kathleen rethinking the case---and who did the killing; Will's repeat offender makes an insane attempt to avoid jail time by attacking his own lawyer during sentencing; and Judge Ripley decides to lay down the law with one of City Hall's most available attorneys.
  14. 14. Meat Me in Philly
    February 4, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A dying man's confession gives Kathleen what she needs to get a convicted rapist a new trial; Will and Erin clash in court over a wife charged with assaulting her husband with a frozen steak; and a Maguire & Froman client takes a dramatic leap of faith to avoid a certain prison sentence.
  15. 15. Lies of Minelli
    February 25, 2002
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen races to get her wrongfully convicted client a new trial after finding that evidence may have been swept under the rug. Meanwhile, the owner of escort service recruits Maguire & Froman to clear her name in a prostitution case that could ruin her career - and her clients and Will defends a high-school teacher accused of sexually molesting a student who may have a darker secret to protect.
  16. 16. Here Comes the Judge
    March 4, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dan plays dirty after learning that Kathleen will be defending a madam in Ripley's courtroom; Will and Lisa hash out the ins and outs of their affair while trapped in a City Hall elevator; a law student derails his future with an unlawful protest tactic against a professor.
  17. 17. There's No Business Like No Business
    March 11, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dan's office plays hardball with Maguire & Froman after Kathleen testifies against a well-connected D.A. who's looking to try a shady case just for the easy win. But it's Will's innocent date-rape client who may pay the price for Kathleen's crusade once Terry is ordered to make sure the kid is sent away.
  18. 18. Brotherly Love
    March 18, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ripley comes under fire after Chris Maguire is busted for falsely claiming to have bribed the judge involved with his sister, while Dan sees the whole investigation as a plot to keep him from running for office. Meanwhile, Will puts his life on the line to get firsthand proof that his client has reliable testimony about a wanted killer.
  19. 19. San Diego Padre
    April 15, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen battles Terry over parental rights while defending a man's efforts to keep his recovering-addict wife away from their son. Meanwhile, Will takes some extreme steps of his own to protect a client from the mobster he's accused of robbing.
  20. 20. Tall Tales
    April 22, 2002
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kathleen and Erin clash in court over a woman charged with killing her rapist; Will defends a little person who attacked a fellow tabloid talk-show guest; the campaign for district attorney gets ugly as Cabretti goes after the dirt on Dan's abusive past.
  21. 21. Thanks for the Mammaries
    April 22, 2002
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A stripper accused of stealing from her club leads Will to the establishment's owner - and the truth about Dan's DA rival; Terry has a hard time with a mercy-killing case that hits too close to home.
  22. 22. Mojo Rising
    May 27, 2002
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An obsessed former juror makes life very scary for Judge Ripley; Kathleen refuses to give up on a client on trial for shooting his attacker; and Will pulls a fast one to get his voodoo-spewing client cleared of a fraud charge.

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Supporting actors
Kyle SecorScotty LeavenworthDiana-Maria Riva
Producers
Steven BochoKevin HooksRick WallaceAlison Cross
Season year
2002
Network
CBS
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4.4 out of 5 stars

1015 global ratings

  1. 67% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Kim AReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Drama Series.....you'll love the characters!!
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Great series, I watched the entire season daily while on my treadmill. I wish there were more seasons of Philly to "binge watch." Even though the season is a few years old, it was still really enjoyable to watch. Great characters who become your "friends" throughout the season. Although it's primarily a drama series, you are treated to some laughs and romance during the season. Thanks Amazon Prime for recommending this series to me and making it available on Prime!!
18 people found this helpful
Sherilyn WReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highest praise!
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Quality television shows produced in the U.S. have been, sadly, rather difficult to come by, especially when compared with some of the excellent shows coming out of Britain and a few other European countries (e.g., Belgium, Scandinavia). Just when I was about to give up hope of ever again seeing a U.S. program that wasn't simplistic, sophomoric, and overly reliant on chases and special effects, I started watching Philly. What a delightful surprise. It has extremely good acting, complex character development, dynamic relationships that don't fall into easy good/bad delineations, scripts that don't resort to profanity every other word.. in other words, it goes for nuance versus "the bat over the head" when inviting the audience into the drama. Kudos to the team who created this!!
23 people found this helpful
Karen BrookReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
SAVOR the episodes as there's only one season of this entertaining, nice legal drama
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Why is there only one season? These are enjoyable characters in a "legal" show. If you are a fan of "Suits" and other legal dramas, you'll notice the same actors in several of these shows, though at not nearly the fast pace of "Suits". This series has likeable and interesting characters, the stories are entertaining, thought provoking, intriguing and interesting. There's also the fun element: some eccentric judges. I only wish there were more seasons of this show.
16 people found this helpful
Robert J. WelchReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Courtroom Drama Hits a Home Run for Steven Bochco & cast.
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A riveting series with a stellar ensemble cast headed by the phenomenal Kim Delaney. Steven Bochco's "Philly" never lets up and is well grounded in one of America's great cities. Remarkable actors portray "Law & Order"-type episodes on steroids. Kyle Secor makes the best of what little time he has and Rick Hoffman @ Tim Everett Scott seem to be new stars on the tv horizon. Plus take a look at the actor that plays Judge Ripley. He immerses himself in the role and comes close to creating a character a la the late Steven Hill in Dick Wolf's series. Damn enjoyable courtroom drama. Light it up and enjoy!
7 people found this helpful
Conrad WeilerReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Courtroom legal stories both inside and outside the Courtroom. Both light hearted and serious.
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As an individual, I enjoyed the shows and legal aspects they presented. However, there were some annoying points as well. The musical choice s of background music were terrible. Perhaps more appropriate for use at the circus. Also, it's annoying to have a review of past shows at the start of every show - particularly if you're watching every night on Amazon. Perhaps binging would even be worse. This was followed by a short introduction to the new show and then, the same intro of characters and shows same actions. Perhaps these are part of the reason that this 2002 show lasted only one season. Also annoying were the Philley city scenes ostensibly after commercial breaks for the original TV showings. More pluses are for Kim Delaney and other actors who tried to carry the story lines. Funny parts were the judges. One judge who had to have her dog with her in court. Another male judge who had the hots for Kim Delaney's character. Here comes the judge.
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rmblReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Phee Phi Philly - They Got It Right in This Show
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Being a long-time Philly resident, I found this show accurately captures life in Philly throughout various scenes and plots. It's a shame there is only one season - I believe there may have been more if not for the inopportune timing of 9/11 (since this show was shot in 2001). Kim Delaney captures what it can mean to be an Irish Catholic female surrounded by tough people who fight for and against the law in Philly courtrooms - and life outside. Other actors also capture the Philly "flair" beyond "Yo, Adrian!"....
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ChanfranciscoReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
TV SERIES THAT DESERVED A SECOND SEASON
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Great cast, good writing and excellent direction. Good Wife meets NYPD Blue (sort of). Strong acting by all performers. I was drawn into this series, having never heard of it and I watched every episode with interest.

It's tough to compete in a field full of court room shows, and I guess that's why it only lasted one season.

The casting of this show, an essential aspect of any TV show, is the best. You will get a crush on Kim Delaney and/or her lawyer partner, but there is very little fluff in this show. The judges in the trials seem to be real people yet they are real "characters." I have nothing but praise for all of the actors and the director.
14 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Philly Season 1 will restore your belief in the "system"
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I am really enjoying the series.
I am originally from Philly, so it is kind of interesting seeing some of the background scenes ...

It's nice to see the defense attorney's working for their clients because they really believe in them and not just because "its a job". It will restore your faith or belief in the "system" to actually work the way it is suppose to work.

The interpersonal relationships are great to see. It's not just about the legal system (although it is the basis for the series) but has some healthy relationships between ex's, children, as well as other attorney's (defense and prosecutors) and judges.

I haven't finished Season 1 yet, but I can't wait to see where it goes.
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