Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.
This show hooked me right from the start as I knew we were in for a treat with Billy Bob Thornton in the lead. He doesn't disappoint as a down and out lawyer, taking on a huge corporation and his ex-lawyer firm, which he himself founded. I particularly enjoyed the courtroom scenes, the attention to detail and his relationships with his motley crew and adversaries. He really made the part of Billy his own, with a lot of grit, yet laconic determination. Series two, however, was way off the mark and veered into soap opera drug cartel territory, with very little courtroom drama. Very disappointing and I hope the writers bring the plot back to where it belongs - in a courtroom at the very least.