Here is a list of the top gripping courtroom dramas that you should definitely check out this coming weekend!
Looking for some captivating shows to binge-watch? Then look no further! You’ve reached the right place to get a perfect curated list of 10 must-watch shows that will keep you glued to your screen! Just like the way the brilliant performance of Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer captivated you enough to binge-watch the show, these shows also carry the same essence of this beloved legal genre, which has made some of the best television in the last few years!
So, it’s time to brace yourself for an exhilarating ride as each of these series delves into the complex world of legal battles, moral dilemmas, and unexpected twists that we know our readers want to check out!
Better Call Saul
Synopsis: He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set – he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations – that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.
Why you should watch: Better Call Saul is an absolute must-watch for fans of Breaking Bad, as it serves as a captivating prequel to the iconic series. Set in the same gritty world of Albuquerque, this crime drama brilliantly delves into the complex character of Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer who eventually transforms into the morally ambiguous Saul Goodman. With impeccable writing, superb acting, and masterful storytelling, Better Call Saul offers a unique blend of dark humor, intense suspense, and thought-provoking character development that you will enjoy till the end!
Synopsis: The Recruit centers around Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo), a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze (Laura Haddock), who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA.”
Why you should watch: If you’re a fan of thrilling spy dramas, then The Recruit is a good series to stream this week. It’s a rollercoaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat as a great gripping espionage drama with its intricate plot twists, intense action sequences, and a stellar cast delivering powerful performances. The Recruit offers an immersive experience that will leave you craving for more once you get hooked from the very first episode.
Synopsis: Kate Wyler (Keri Russell) is the new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She was supposed to go to Afghanistan. She’s great in a crisis zone. In a historic home… less so. War is brewing on one continent and boiling over on another. Kate will have to diffuse international crises, forge strategic alliances in London, and adjust to her new place in the spotlight — all while trying to survive her marriage to fellow career diplomat and political star Hal Wyler (Rufus Sewell).
From showrunner Debora Cahn (THE WEST WING, HOMELAND), THE DIPLOMAT is a high-stakes, contemporary political drama about the transcendence and torture of long-term relationships between countries and people.
Why you should watch: A perfect blend of political intrigue, suspense, and a touch of romance, Netflix’s The Diplomat is the perfect series to dive into. Set in the fast-paced world of international diplomacy shown in the show, it’s addictive, and it’s a great series that has charted on the top streaming list on Netflix in various regions, which was a great surprise! All the credit goes to this series, Cast and Crew!
The Night Agent
Synopsis: The series is based on the novel by Matthew Quirk, The Night Agent is a sophisticated, character-based, action-thriller centering on a low-level FBI Agent who works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings – until the night that it does, propelling him into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that ultimately leads all the way to the Oval Office.
Why you should watch: Another gripping espionage thriller, which Netflix has offered to its subscribers this year, and it has already gotten rave reviews, making it a must-watch. The impeccable performances of the talented cast and immersing yourself in a world where nothing is impossible, from heart-pounding action sequences to thought-provoking moral dilemmas! The Night Agent delivers an adrenaline rush like no other.
How to Get Away with Murder
Synopsis: Annalise Keating (Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis), a brilliant, charismatic, and seductive professor of defense law, teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise, also a criminal defense attorney, selects a group of students – the best and the brightest – to assist with cases at her firm alongside her employees, the trustworthy and discreet Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie Winterbottom (“Gilmore Girls” alum Liza Weil), an associate attorney. Mysteries arise that test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths.
Why you should watch: There are no words for this critically acclaimed series, created by the brilliant mind behind Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes, as it takes the legal thriller genre to a whole new level. The show has also received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its complex characters and jaw-dropping revelations. This show will have you constantly guessing and second-guessing until the very end, which instantly makes it a must on your streaming list.
Synopsis: Big-time Manhattan corporate lawyer Harvey Specter and his team, which includes Donna Paulsen, Louis Litt, and Alex Williams, are launched into a play for power when a new partner joins the firm. With his two best associates gone and Jessica back in Chicago, Specter and the team try to adjust to a new normal without them. The team faces down betrayals, fiery relationships, and secrets that eventually come to light. Old and new rivalries surface among members of the team as they learn to deal with their new members.
Why you should watch: The dynamic relationship between the talented but fraudulent lawyer Harvey Specter and his quick-witted protégé Mike Ross creates an irresistible chemistry that is both entertaining and addictive. Whether you’re fascinated by the world of law or simply love a good story filled with twists and turns, then definitely watch this series.
Synopsis: It’s 1931 in Los Angeles! While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping went very, very wrong. Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
Why you should watch: The less said, the better, as this is a drama series that offers a captivating blend of crime, mystery, and courtroom drama that takes the viewers back to 1930s Los Angeles, which is enough for the viewers to check out this show!
Synopsis: Bryan Cranston stars as a New Orleans judge who is forced to confront his own deepest convictions when his son is involved in a hit-and-run that embroils an organized crime family. As a storm of vengeance, lies, and deceit threatens to engulf the entire city, Michael Desiato faces a series of increasingly impossible choices and discovers just how far an honest man will go to save his son’s life who is involved in a hit-and-run that embroils an organized crime family.
Why you should watch: Making the list here, it’s another thought-provoking drama that is set in the gritty world of crime and justice, where the life of a respected judge takes a major U-turn, and his moral compass is put to the ultimate test when his own son becomes entangled in a hit-and-run accident, is an excellent premise for a show to check out and discover how he navigates through a web of lies, corruption, and personal dilemmas!
Synopsis: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now a washed-up ambulance chaser who spends more time in bars than the courtroom. When Billy reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the massive law firm he helped create, a vast and deadly conspiracy comes to light. Billy and his team end up in a life-or-death trial against the ultimate foe, which could end up helping Billy find redemption and exact revenge on the firm. The Amazon original series is created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.
Why you should watch: The incredible performance of Billy Bob Thornton as a down-and-out lawyer seeking redemption is enough of an excuse to check out this series!
Anatomy of a Scandal
Synopsis: A psychological thriller and gripping courtroom drama, the series infiltrates Britain’s elite through personal and political scandals, where the truth lies between justice and privilege. James and Sophie Whitehouse live in a blissful and rarified world. A Minister in Parliament, and a loving family at home, James’ trajectory appears without limits. Until a scandalous secret suddenly comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem.
Why you should watch: Exploring themes of manipulation, truth, and the consequences of our actions, Anatomy of a Scandal not only entertains but also challenges our perceptions of morality and ethics, which is an exciting watch to experience as the series progresses with the characters.
Let us know in the comments which series you’ll be streaming first or which ones you’ve already watched and loved the most from the list!