Bluff City Law: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Bluff City Law

Critics Consensus

Though Bluff City Law's procedural proceedings often feel outdated, fans of Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee may find comfort in its familiar beats.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 108
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 2019
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 4, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 11, 2019
9
Air date: Nov 18, 2019

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Cast

Jimmy Smits
as Elijah Strait
Caitlin McGee
as Sydney Keller
MaameYaa Boafo
as Briana Johnson
Barry Sloane
as Jake Reilly
Michael Luwoye
as Anthony Little
Jayne Atkinson
as Della Bedford
Mo gallini
as Edgar Soriano
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Critic Reviews for Bluff City Law Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

[Jimmy] Smits is solid enough as the patriarch of Bluff City Law while [Caitlin] McGee also makes her presence felt in some scenes. Overall, though, this is yet another same old, same old broadcast network drama series.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The crusading civil attorneys angle enables Bluff City Law to feel different and hopeful, a nice contrast to the Dick Wolf courtroom-style drama that dominates TV.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

At least they were able to film in Memphis and there are moments of decent texture, but generally the show feels like something David E. Kelley would have made and made better 20 years ago.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The family friction fails to register; mostly the show feels like a pilot from some random yesteryear's fall TV season.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

So far, so good. We have the meat and potatoes of your standard-issue boilerplate legal procedural.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
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Bluff City Law is less interested in legal issues than it is in eliciting tears, and even in that regard, it fails miserably. It's more insulting than it is touching.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Solid law drama addresses social justice, family issues.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bluff City Law... seems to have forgotten that viewers have actually seen legal dramas before... tired and overwritten.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The setting in Elvis' old hometown is emphasized, if only to keep your mind off Smits' earlier legal locale in L.A. Law.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Yet another legal drama, this series also suffers from preachiness, with father-daughter lawyers (played by Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee) going overboard in their idealistic quest for save-the-world justice.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the cast, the cases in Bluff City Law are just too generic for us to stay interested.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a lot to love about this series including it's impressive pedigree, but the most compelling aspect is how the overall story makes you feel.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/5.0 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bluff City Law: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Very well done! Fresh take on law dramas.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    The show is great. It needs a little time to develop the characters. Each week brings a little more info that keeps me interested. Don't cancel it. Give it a second try.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Jimmy Smits is awesome and Caitlin McGee is believable in this Father/Daughter drama about a pair of attorneys who fight for justice for the underdog in Memphis.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    Poor acting, poor storylines, unrealistic, too preachy
  • Nov 01, 2019
    A much-needed - in this day and age - hopeful, idealistic, feel-good legal drama.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    This show is FANTASTIC!!! First episode was okay as they were getting their footing and dynamic established. Aster that, the momentum picked up and I'm invested in these characters. Plus the story lines they are bringing to light are so relevant. LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!!!
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Gross. What year is it, 1980? Don't they know that TV is supposed to be better now?
  • Oct 28, 2019
    I like the story. Lead men seem a bit stiff, but hopefully all the characters will relax a bit. Good view of Memphis...
  • Oct 26, 2019
    I enjoy it so far, I think the cases do need to be more thorough to keep the interest of fighting for justice, not always being brought to the legal court but the spiritual court. 2911
  • Oct 25, 2019
    Best new show of the season and who doesn't love Jimmy Smits! I look forward to new episodes every week and am heartbroken that they are only airing 10.

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