Bluff City Law premiered last night. My husband and I agreed it has potential, and are willing to give it a three week trial.
It stars Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as civil tights attorney Elijah Strait and Caitlin McGee (Liz Brozniak in Grey’s Anatomy) as his estranged daughter Sydney Strait. Father and daughter are now practicing law together … if they don’t strangle each other.
I confess I have ulterior motives for watching. BCL is set in Memphis and filmed on location. My daughter wants to be an actress. If she is cast in an episode, I want to have it make sense when I watch, so I’m starting from the first episode.
It’s been contracted for 16 episodes. It will need to last longer before they can hire my daughter. I doubt they’re going to visit suburban high schools in Shelby County to watch school plays. She’s going to be Nana in her school’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit.
Sydney has just won a case for Strait & Associates and learned that one of the paralegals at the firm is her half-brother. Elijah’s adultery is one of the reasons she and her father were estranged, so a younger half-brother should have been more of a surprise than a shock.
BCL’s executive producers and creators are Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar. I am not familiar with their previous work.