Bluff City Law: Season 1 Reviews

November 7, 2019
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.
September 27, 2019
The setting in Elvis' old hometown is emphasized, if only to keep your mind off Smits' earlier legal locale in L.A. Law.
September 26, 2019
Solid law drama addresses social justice, family issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2019
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.
September 24, 2019
The family friction fails to register; mostly the show feels like a pilot from some random yesteryear's fall TV season.
September 24, 2019
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.
September 24, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/5.0
September 24, 2019
Bluff City Law... seems to have forgotten that viewers have actually seen legal dramas before... tired and overwritten.
September 23, 2019
Despite the cast, the cases in Bluff City Law are just too generic for us to stay interested.
September 23, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
What works tepidly well here is a family dynamic that at least feels unusual; what does not are heard-them-all-before clichés about the power and responsibilities of attorneys.
September 23, 2019
If I said I cared how things turned out in this mediocre paean to predictability, I'd be bluffing.
September 20, 2019
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
September 3, 2019
So far, so good. We have the meat and potatoes of your standard-issue boilerplate legal procedural.