If you’re one to enjoy the thrills and tensions inside the courtroom whenever brilliant lawyers clash to give the most convincing arguments and persuasive pleas, then this list is for you. From the hit series Better Call Saul to the inspiring K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo to the silly but witty anime Ace Attorney, we’ve rounded up ten legal shows that you’d want to check out right now!
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is a prequel spinoff to Vince Gilligan’s hit TV show Breaking Bad. It follows the former con artist Jimmy McGill as he transforms into the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. While he begins his journey trying to become a respectable lawyer, Jimmy’s past continues to drive him into a life full of deceit and puts him under the radar of the biggest criminals in Albuquerque.
Where to watch Better Call Saul: Netflix
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
The K-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo tells the story of an attorney who has autism. Woo Young-woo just got into a respectable law firm, but due to her peculiarities, people are quick to doubt her abilities. Little did they know, Attorney Woo would soon wow the courtroom with the extraordinary brilliance that she uses to defend the innocent and uphold justice.
Where to watch Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Netflix
The Lincoln Lawyer
Based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels, The Lincoln Lawyer is a legal drama that follows the hotshot lawyer Mickey Haller. After being sidelined due to an accident, Haller is thrust back into the spotlight after picking up the high-profile case where he must defend a tech mogul accused of murdering his wife and her lover.
Where to watch The Lincoln Lawyer: Netflix
This Korean series puts a twist on the legal drama tropes by focusing on the younger perpetrators being tried for their crimes. It follows the unshakeable judge Sim Eun-seok who has a deep hatred toward juvenile criminals. After being assigned to a local juvenile court, Eun-seok makes sure that minors who commit violent and cruel crimes will not go unpunished.
Where to watch Juvenile Justice: Netflix
The Good Fight
The Good Fight is a spinoff to the show The Good Wife and features two women rising from the ashes of their downfall. After a financial scam destroys the reputation of the young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out the savings of her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart, the two are forced to start from the bottom at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms, Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad.
Where to watch The Good Fight: Prime Video
Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame plays a judge and a father in this series. It tells the story of the respected judge Michael Desiato whose teenage son, Adam, gets involved in a hit-and-run. This turns the judge’s life upside down as he is caught in a web of lies and deceit as he makes the hard choices of a father who has the responsibility to punish the guilty.
If you enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer, you should check out this other legal drama also created by David E. Kelley. In Goliath, Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy McBride, a brilliant lawyer who built a successful legal firm. However, when a man he acquitted went on to kill an entire family, McBride becomes an alcoholic and walks out of the firm. McBride then goes on a quest to seek redemption as he faces a legal system that gives the advantage to the rich and powerful.
Where to watch Goliath: Prime Video
Law School is another Korean legal drama, this time focusing on the aspiring lawyers and the professors of a prestigious law school. Yang Jong-Hoon is a strict professor at the Hankuk Law University, but when another professor is found dead on the campus, he becomes the prime suspect. This drives his determined students to join forces, find the truth behind the murder, and use their knowledge at law to prove their mentor’s innocence.
Where to watch Law School: Netflix
This series follows the college dropout Mike Ross who gets a job at a top law firm after senior partner Harvey Specter sees his talent coupled with his eidetic memory. Together, Harvey and Mike become a force to be reckoned with in the world of lawsuits and courtroom cases, but at the same time, they must hide the truth that Mike never went to law school.
Where to watch Suits: Netflix
How to Get Away with Murder
How To Get Away with Murder is a gripping crime thriller and legal drama starring Viola Davis. The series revolves around the brilliant professor and criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating and her students vying for her attention and approval for an opportunity to get into her respectable law firm. Things turn south when a student is found murdered and evidences seem to point towards Keating’s husband.
Where to watch How To Get Away With Murder: Netflix
If you’re looking for something light and comedic, then you should check out the anime series Ace Attorney, based on the popular video game franchise. The show follows the rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright as he defends various clients beginning with his not-so-bright childhood friend Larry Butz, who was accused of killing his own ex-girlfriend.