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Old 01-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #149
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I could see that. I haven't seen but an episode or two of that show.
It really is good television, making it's case to be in there with the serious shows that are a step above [The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Mad Men].

Two things it does well, telling the story without telling it [reminiscent of TWW, but not so overtly so], and incorporating modern trends [bad news coming from TMZ, twitter, etc.]

If I could recommend an introductory episode that encapsulates the possibilities of the show, I'd recommend S1E17, where they are emergency litigating to suspension of medical insurance for a couple who need an in vitro procedure to save their fetus' life. From the opening scenes that tidily set up the informal setting where such high stakes are being decided to the machinations on both sides, the 'pageantry' such as Nyholm [insurance counsel] bringing her infant to the hearing to soften her client's image, wonderful stuff.
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