Friday, March 11, 2011

TV Review: The Defenders [2010-2011]

IN VEGAS EVEN JUSTICE IS HOT
Two flashy Las Vegas defense attorneys go on the offensive for their clients. Nick and Pete are a pair of defense attorneys who go fight for their clients, while keeping their personal lives in order. Series premiered on September 22, 2010 on CBS.


MAIN CAST
James Belushi (Red Heat, K-9)
Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, My Secret Identity, Sliders)

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS
Jurnee Smollett

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES
Alona Tal (Supernatural)
Penn Jillette
Dan Aykroyd

SERIES DEFENDANTS
01 – Nick and Pete defend a young man facing murder charges
02 – Nick defends a single mother accused of running down a runner
03 – Nick defends a stripper while Pete deals with an armed robbery suspect
04 - Nick defends a arsonist and Pete deals a gambler who owes $6 million
05 - Nick defends a Senator while Pete deals accusations against a cabana girl
06 – Nick defends a cop shooting and Pete’ deals with stolen Elvis memorabilia
07 – Nick and Pete defends the mistress of an iconic Las Vegas entertainer
08 – Nick defends a convicted rapper and Pete deals an internet hacker
09 – Nick defends a grieving widow and Pete deals with an online blogger
10 – Nick saves a bear from being euthanized and Pete defends a grandson carrying illegal guns
11 - Nick and Pete defends an ex-football player while Pete also deals with his father
12 – Nick defends an accused rapist while Pete has jury duty about a child abduction
13 – Nick defends a man who has been on the run for 17 years for killing his wife
14 – Nick and Pete defend a kid who has been used to transport drugs from Mexico
15 – Nick defends a judge arrested for possession and engaging in prostitution
16 – Nick and Pete go after faulty packaging from a pharmaceutical company
17 – Nick and Pete defends a hotel owner’s son accused of murder
18 – Series Finale: Nick and Pete dissolve their law partnership to defend a couple separately

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5