Canterbury's Law

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (642)

Canterbury's Law was an American legal drama television series that aired on Fox in 2008. The series starred Julianna Margulies as Elizabeth Canterbury, a tenacious defense attorney who fought for justice at all costs. The series also starred Aidan Quinn, Keith Robinson, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ben Shenkman, and Linus Roache in supporting roles.

The show is set in Providence, Rhode Island, and follows the cases of Canterbury and her law firm, which mainly deal with criminal cases. The show is not a typical legal drama, as it focuses on Elizabeth Canterbury’s personal and professional life more than the cases themselves. Throughout the series, Elizabeth struggles to balance her work and family life while striving to achieve her goals in the legal profession.

The series opens with Elizabeth returning to work after a tragedy in her personal life. She takes on a new case involving a young mother accused of killing her baby. The woman’s confession was obtained illegally, and Elizabeth goes up against the tough district attorney to get the confession thrown out.

Throughout the season, Canterbury and her team take on high-profile cases, including those involving political corruption and terrorism. The series portrays the procedural aspects of criminal law, but goes deeper by exploring the inner workings of the characters’ minds and the moral dilemmas they face.

One particular episode follows a case involving a falsely accused man who was put on death row. After spending years in prison, he was finally exonerated by new DNA evidence. Canterbury takes it upon herself to determine who was responsible for the wrongful conviction, and the episode delves into the complexities of the legal system and the impact that wrongful convictions can have on people’s lives.

Canterbury's Law also explores the personal relationships of the characters, including Elizabeth’s rocky marriage and her complicated relationship with her father, who is also a lawyer. The show also touches on topical issues, such as the death penalty, racial profiling, and police brutality.

The series was praised for its strong performances, particularly that of Julianna Margulies, who showcases her range as an actress by portraying the many facets of Elizabeth Canterbury’s personality. The supporting cast is also strong and brings a level of depth and complexity to their characters.

Canterbury's Law only aired for one season, with only six episodes shown. The show was cancelled due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim. The final episode aired in April 2008, leaving fans disappointed that they would not be able to see the continuation of the show’s layered storytelling and intricate character development.

In conclusion, Canterbury's Law is a gripping legal drama that explores the complexities of the justice system and the impact that it has on people’s lives. It features strong performances from its cast and portrays the procedural aspects of criminal law with attention to detail. Although it only lasted for one season, it is a show that is worth watching for anyone who enjoys legal dramas with a twist.

Canterbury's Law is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on March 10, 2008.

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Sick as Your Secrets
6. Sick as Your Secrets
April 18, 2008
In order to avoid defending a rapist, Elizabeth works with the Attorney General on a plea. However, she is blindsided by the victim who was convinced to testify by a radio talk-show host looking for a way to drive up ratings. Elsewhere, Chester goes after a slumlord when a little girl is attacked by rats.
5. Trade-Off
April 11, 2008
Elizabeth must deal with the seriousness of her indictment, which may result in benig disbarred and imprisoned. While Elizabeth tries to cut a deal to save herself, Russell, Chester and Molly put togther another plan that involvesWilliams. Can Canterbury & Associates win their most important case yet?
Sweet Sixteen
4. Sweet Sixteen
April 4, 2008
A pair of high school girls, Linda and Izzy, are accused of soliciting the murder of a classmate. Elizabeth, following her own night in jail for jury tampering, takes the case and works on saving them.
What Goes Around
3. What Goes Around
March 28, 2008
Williams goes after Elizabeth for tampering with the jury during her defense of Ethan Foster, but Chester and Russell find out about Williams' investigation before Elizabeth even knows about it. Meanwhile, as Molly gets ready for her first case, Matt and Elizabeth's personal issues are exposed to the staff.
2. Baggage
March 17, 2008
Although Elizabeth is unsure of her client's claim he can communicate with the dead, the accused killer becomes convinced after hearing information about her dead son.
1. Pilot
March 10, 2008
Elizabeth Canterbury clashes with her partner Russell, when she believes that her client is innocent of killing a child and must find the best way to prove it to be so.
Where to Watch Canterbury's Law
Canterbury's Law is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Canterbury's Law on demand at Amazon, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    March 10, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (642)