Franklin & Bash

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (14,379)

Franklin & Bash was a legal comedy-drama television series that aired on TNT from 2011 to 2014. The show followed two unconventional lawyers, Peter Bash and Jared Franklin, who were portrayed by Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, respectively. The duo worked at the fictional law firm Infeld Daniels, which was headed by Stanton Infeld, played by Malcolm McDowell.

The premise of the show was centered around how the two lawyers, Franklin and Bash, would try to win cases by using unique and unconventional methods that often defied the norms and traditions of the legal profession. Their unorthodox strategies and tactics included using pop culture references, pulling pranks, acting out of character, and exploiting legal loopholes to achieve their desired results.

As the show progressed, Franklin and Bash became known for their ability to take on difficult cases and win them with their charm, wit, and fearless approach to legal practice. Along the way, they also became best friends, and their personal dynamic added an extra layer of entertainment to the show.

Apart from the two main characters, the show also featured a diverse and talented cast of supporting characters. Breckin Meyer's character, Peter Bash, was portrayed as a high-energy, loud-mouthed lawyer who was always up to date with the latest pop culture trends. He was also shown to be impulsive and prone to taking risks, which often got him into trouble.

On the other hand, Mark-Paul Gosselaar's character, Jared Franklin, was laid-back and easy-going. He had a more traditional approach to practicing law but was always ready to follow Bash's lead and do what it takes to win a case. He was also shown to be a ladies' man, which often led to humorous situations.

Malcolm McDowell's character, Stanton Infeld, was the head of the Infeld Daniels law firm. He was presented as eccentric and unpredictable, often getting involved in the cases himself and providing his unique brand of legal advice. He was also shown to have a soft spot for Franklin and Bash, often indulging them in their unconventional methods.

Other major cast members included Reed Diamond, who played Damien Karp, the head of the litigation department at Infeld Daniels, and Garcelle Beauvais, who played Hanna Linden, a senior partner at the law firm. Both these characters added depth and complexity to the show, providing a contrast to the more light-hearted tone of Franklin and Bash.

Throughout its four seasons, Franklin & Bash continued to provide its viewers with an entertaining and refreshing take on the legal drama genre. The show combined humor, drama, and suspense in a way that was both engaging and satisfying. It was a perfect example of how a legal drama could be entertaining without sacrificing substance.

Overall, Franklin & Bash was a well-written, well-acted, and well-produced show that entertained audiences for four seasons. It had a unique premise and a talented cast of characters that made it stand out from other legal dramas. Although the show has been off the air for a few years, it continues to have a loyal fan base and is still considered to be one of the best legal comedies of all time.

Franklin & Bash is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2011.

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Red or Black
10. Red or Black
October 22, 2014
Infeld is scared for his life after a mysterious invitation lures him to Las Vegas.
Spirits in the Material World
9. Spirits in the Material World
October 15, 2014
The guys help a couple who were manipulated into buying a haunted hotel. Anita faces an old law school rival in a retrial of their disputed moot court case.
Falcon's Nest
8. Falcon's Nest
October 1, 2014
Franklin and Bash help their friend get into an age-restricted retirement community.
Honor Thy Mother
7. Honor Thy Mother
September 24, 2014
Complications arise between Peter's mother and Jared.
Dance the Night Away
6. Dance the Night Away
September 17, 2014
The guys defend an injured stripper, and receive some help the dancers of Los Angeles to unionize.
Deep Throat
5. Deep Throat
September 10, 2014
Peter and Jared defend a high-school newspaper reporter accused of orchestrating a smear campaign.
Good Cop/Bad Cop
4. Good Cop/Bad Cop
September 3, 2014
Peter (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Jared (Breckin Meyer) take on a wealthy Malibu resident whose legal maneuvers are targeting a longtime neighbor's beachfront property. Infeld (Malcolm McDowell) and Karp (Reed Diamond) go to war over a lucrative client.
Love Is the Drug
3. Love Is the Drug
August 27, 2014
The guys take on a case of a taxi-service driver accused of stealing celebrity handbags. When Infeld hits a restaurateur, a bitter rivalry ensues.
Kershaw vs. Lincecum
2. Kershaw vs. Lincecum
August 20, 2014
A seemingly simple divorce case becomes complicated for Anita. Elsewhere, the guys must call in favors in an effort to score tickets to a big baseball game.
The Curse of Hor-Aha
1. The Curse of Hor-Aha
August 13, 2014
In the fourth season premiere, Franklin and Bash attempt to help an archaeologist, but soon begin to question his mental state.
Where to Watch Franklin & Bash
Franklin & Bash is available for streaming on the TNT website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Franklin & Bash on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (14,379)