Sebastian 'the Shark' Stark is L.A.'s hotshot criminal lawyer, who can save even the worst violent scum from conviction by a jury, for an obscene fortune. When wife-beater Gordie Brock he got off is arrested for murdering that same spouse Deena six days later, expecting the Shark to save his bacon again, he finds himself infected with some conscience and stops his profit-driven practice. Now mayor Manuel Delgado seizes his chance to convince Stark to join the underfunded prosecutor's office, which never stood a chance against him, and help justice rather then the rich. District Attorney Jessica 'Jess' Devlin, whom he knows to be far below his class talent-wise, becomes his new boss. He already knows from his private files all the inexperienced by-the-book lawyers he gets assigned as assistants, such as senator Woodland's son Casey, and starts teaching them how to use, even bend the system. Their first case in only 48 hours, is star singer Jenny Dennison, who murdered Terence 'Terry' ...Written by
Shark was in jeopardy of getting canceled before it even started, but James Woods gave the legal drama new life once he signed on to star in the pilot. See more »
For this to work, you must accept that winning is the only thing that matters.
What about justice?
Hey, your job is to win. Justice is God's problem.
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There are very few actors who are as compelling on-screen as James Woods. But to devote a year or more of his time in dedication to a television series? I never thought it would happen.
"Shark" is a perfect vehicle for Mr. Woods and his energy and charisma drive the series perfectly. It's my opinion that the producers have cast "Shark" very well; the GQ-type next generation notwithstanding.
It all begins with a good script and so far so good. After watching two episodes, I am fairly convinced that "Shark" will make the first cut. If the creator and writing staff can continue to write compelling stories then I believe this series can be there for the magical 100-episode run.
I am grateful for the opportunity of viewing James Woods weekly. I just hope this isn't one of those situations where we look back and say "It was too good for television".
Congratulations on a wonderful first two offerings! Keep it up!
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