I know that I should be nominating shows like ER, Chicago Hope, and The Practice, but the fact is that those shows never really registered with me. Not at all saying they are bad shows, I just never jumped on board with them. So instead, I will throw in a few nods for shows that I did really like and hope that they make it into the later rounds.
Picket Fences – This early David Kelley series is flew under the radar, but really pushed the boundaries of Prime Time television when it aired. It ranged from police procedural to courtroom drama to riveting social commentary. It did descend into melodrama during its final season, but still provided plenty of engaging viewing during its four year run.
Equal Justice – I was a big fan of this series about young public defenders working the D.A.’s during its short one and a half season run. It introduced us to a young Sarah Jessica Parker and brought Joe Morton to the small screen. Unfortunately, Hulu has only a small sampling of episodes available.
Raines – I’m a huge fan of Jeff Goldblum and regret that he has rarely received the proper material to allow him to show off his acting chops. This odd little short-lived procedural with a supernatural bent seemed like the perfect vehicle for his talents. Unfortunately almost no one tuned in and it disappeared after seven episodes. The good news is that Hulu has the full run of the show available.
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