Order in the court! 6 legal dramas to stream

2017-03-17 05:02
 

Cape Town -  This weekend, our internet-TV binge enters the courtroom, with the final season of the Good Wife launching on Showmax, and some pretty gripping lawyer action on five other top legal dramas.

Here are 6 legal dramas to stream:

1. The Good Wife (Season 7)

After the cliffhanger finale of season 6, we can’t wait to find out Alicia’s next move. Will she partner with Louis Canning, now that she’s had to resign from the firm she helped to build? Whatever she decides, we know the courtroom action is going to be as tense as ever in the last ever season of probably one of the cleverest, most twisty legal dramas on TV.

Watch the trailer here: 

Available on Showmax.

2. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
 
Robert Durst: Poor little rich boy, the unluckiest man on Earth? Or a cold-blooded, ruthless killer who will murder anyone who threatens his freedom? Decide for yourself in this ground-breaking, six-part HBO documentary series, the first time Durst spoke publicly about the three murder cases in which he’s been a suspect. Our favourite episode is 4: The State of Texas vs Robert Durst, in which we watch the 2015 court case against him, for murdering and then dismembering his neighbour, unfold. Three things you should know about the case: He was the only suspect. All evidence pointed to him. His neighbour’s head was never found. (Not for sensitive viewers - there are some grisly shots of the neighbour’s remains.)

Watch the trailer here:


Available on Showmax.

3. Suits (Seasons 1-5)
 
The trials and tribulations of Harvey Specter, a top Manhattan corporate lawyer, as he hires smart-mouthed, street-smart Mike Ross, a college dropout, as his firm’s new hotshot associate, and has to continue the charade that Mike actually has a law degree. Despite its funny moments and eye-candy stars, Suits is full of twists and turns you’ll never see coming, as more and more people find out Mike and Harvey’s secret, and as Harvey becomes more and more powerful. We’re still reeling from the way Season 5 ended.

Watch the teaser here:

Available on Showmax.

4. Audrie and Daisy

This is not your run-of-the-mill courtroom drama - it’s a documentary about two court cases that delivered shocking verdicts, finding innocent the two groups of boys who sexually assaulted two girls from different small towns on different nights … while the girls were brought to trial on social media, and found to be “liars”, “skanks”, “evil”, and worse. This terrifying documentary is compulsory viewing for millennials and for parents of teenagers who are living in an age where your guilt or innocence can be decided by social media mobbing, and “trolling” can lead to deadly consequences. 

Watch the trailer:

Available on Netflix.

5. Better Call Saul (Season 1)

This dark, beautifully shot, witty prequel to Breaking Bad tells the story of how legit attorney Jimmy McGill turned into the morally corrupt, seedy attorney known as Saul Goodman. Bob Odenkirk (who you can see on the Late, Late Show with James Corden on Showmax, Season 2, episode 132) is pitch-perfect as the good-at-heart, down-at-heel, former hustler Jimmy, who’s caught between the desire to take what he’s owed, the need to leave his past behind him, and his loyalty to his manipulative brother Chuck. 

Watch the trailer:


Available on Netflix.

6. Hand of God (Seasons 1-2)

Season 2 of this violent, disturbing drama has just been released on Amazon Prime, so it’s time to catch up on Season 1, in which Judge Pernell Harris (played by Ron Perlman, who you can see in a different kind of vigilante role as mobster Nino in Drive), starts meting out his own DIY brand of justice after his son shoots himself and goes into a coma. Season 1 sees him pursuing answers for the rape of his daughter-in-law, and in Season 2 the courtroom nitty-gritty kicks off, with Pernell on trial for murder.

Watch the trailer here:


Available on Amazon Prime.

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