There are professions such as a doctor, police officer or lawyer that tend to have a lot of representation on the small screen . The public likes to see their adventures, which is why the different chains and platforms continue to rely on new proposals that revolve around these trades.
This time we are going to focus on shysters, since below you will find the 11 best lawyer series that you will find on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar .
Before getting into the subject, you may be interested in taking a look at our review of the best period series available on streaming, the best comedy series or the best science fiction series that you can watch on different platforms. Without further ado, let’s move on to the lawyer series.
‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’
Created by: Scott Alexander y Larry Karaszewki. Reparto: Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sterling K. Brown, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Bruce Greenwood
It takes a while to arrive, but the murder trial against OJ Simpson is the main axis of this addictive miniseries in which Courtney B. Vance borders on him as Johnnie Cochran, although the fairest thing would be to highlight the great work of the entire cast of this miniseries. .
- You can see it on Disney+
‘Better Call Saul’
Created by: Vince Gilligan y Peter Gould. Reparto: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Gene N. Chavez, Julie Ann Emery, Raymond Cruz, Mel Rodriguez, Jeremy Shamos, Amy Davidson, Kerry Condon
The magnificent spin-off and prequel to ‘Breaking Bad’ outstandingly explores how a peculiar lawyer becomes the relentless Saul Goodman. Impeccable character development, top-notch technical finishing and an impeccable staging in which those responsible for the series apply everything they learned in ‘Breaking Bad’.
- You can see it on Netflix and Movistar
‘How To Get Away with Murder’
Created by: Peter Nowalk. Reparto: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, Matt McGorry, Liza Weil, Alfred Enoch, Conrad Ricamora, Tom Verica, Amirah Vann, Rome Flynn
One of the most popular series endorsed by Shonda Rhimes , although in this case she is not its creator. Having Viola Davis as the main protagonist is a great endorsement for the story of an intelligent lawyer who also works as a law professor, so her students also have a significant weight in the plot.
- You can watch it on Netflix
Created by: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler y Daniel Zelman. Reparto: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Ted Danson, Zachary Booth, Anastasia Griffith, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Nouri, Zeljko Ivanek, Tom Noonan, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Martin Short
An intense judicial thriller full of surprises and that is mainly based on the chemistry between Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, without forgetting either the great talent of both separately, although the rest of the cast should not be underestimated either. A careful technical finish and an intelligent use of jumps in time are other of its virtues.
Created by: David E. Kelley y Jonathan Shapiro. Reparto: Billy Bob Thornton, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby, Tania Raymonde, William Hurt, Nina Arianda, Sarah Wynter, Ever Carradine, Britain Dalton, Patrick Robert Smith, Kim Hidalgo, Shelby Rabara, Diana Hopper
Billy Bob Thornton has had some of the most succulent years on the small screen. To the magnificent first season of ‘Fargo’ we must add, for example, this judicial drama in which a lawyer who has come to the bottom accepts a case against the best client of the firm that he helped to carry out. In addition, Thornton is very well accompanied in this series co-created by David E. Kelley -incomprehensible that ‘Ally McBeal’ or ‘The lawyer’ are not available on any of these platforms.
- You can see it on Amazon
‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’
Created by : Dick Wolff. Department : Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Christopher Meloni, BD Wong, Tamara Tunie, Kelli Giddish, Diane Neal, Raul Esparza, Stephanie March, Danny Pino, Peter Scanavino
I have doubted about the advisability of including a work that probably fits more as a “police series“, but this long-running television franchise has always been characterized by dedicating its chapters to finding the culprit to later prosecute him before the law. In addition, this spin-off has the presence of Mariska Hargitay , nominated many times for an Emmy for her work.
You can see it on Amazon
‘I know who you are’
Created by : Pau Freixas. Cast : Francesc Garrido, Blanca Portillo, Aida Folch, Carles Francino, Susana Bequer, Blanca Apilanez, Nancho Novo, Pepon Nieto, Martino Rivas, Antonio Dechent, Eva Santolaria, Mar Sodupe, Alex Monner, Susana Abaitua
A respected lawyer suffers from amnesia after being involved in a traffic accident in this powerful thriller that hides a multitude of surprises in this powerful thriller by Pau Freixas divided into just 16 episodes. If you are left wanting more after seeing it, it has a sequel in the form of a novel, a rarity in Spanish fiction.
- You can see it on Amazon
Created by : Aaron Korsh. Cast : Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Meghan Markle, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Max Topplin, Sarah Rafferty, Vanessa Ray, David Costabile, Tom Lipinski, Tricia Helfer, DB Woodside, Rebecca Schull
A fixed presence when the lists of the most downloaded series of the year appear – and it is not usual to find many comedies on it – but about which there is little talk in the world of television fiction lovers. It all starts with a young man who passes himself off as others in his law exams who meets a brilliant lawyer who is fascinated by his attitude and decides to hire him for his law firm without even finishing his degree.
- You can watch it on Netflix
Created by: Michelle King y Robert King. Reparto: Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Erica Tazel, Justin Bartha, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, Chalia La Tour, Matthew Perry
Something similar to what happens with ‘Better Call Saul’ happens with the spin-off of ‘The Good Wife’: those responsible have outlined the virtues in the first series so much that it costs them very little to reproduce them in series that on paper could seems unnecessary. It starts a year after the end of ‘The Good Wife’ and the new firm that Diane Lockhart joins is very marked by the presidency of Donald Trump.
- You can see it on Movistar and on Amazon Prime Video
‘The Good Wife’
Created by: Michelle King y Rober King. Reparto: Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming, Chris Noth, Makenzie Vega, Graham Phillips, Mary Beth Peil, Zach Grenier, Matthew Goode, Jess Weixler
It started as a very solvent procedural with a great cast and it evolved to become one of the best series that had been on the air for many years. It all begins with Alicia Florrick returning to practice as a lawyer and from then on, magnificent weekly cases will alternate with an almost impeccable evolution of her story and the rest of her characters.
‘The Night Of’
Created by : Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. Cast : Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Michael K. Williams, Bill Camp, Poorna Jagannathan, Peyman Moaadi, Sophia Black-D’Elia, Reginald L. Barnes, Raquel Bailey, Shaun Rey, Frisco Cosme, Frank Ridley, Jeannie Berlin
An outstanding miniseries supported by the great work of Riz Ahmed and John Turturro, its two protagonists. The first as a murder suspect that he confesses not having committed and the second as the lawyer who agrees to take his case. ‘The Night Of’ is a remake of a British series and was received with unanimous applause, quite deservedly.