Fairly Legal: Fairly Watchable?


fairly legal castFairly Legal premiered last night on USA Network after Royal Pains, and after months of previews on the network.

I’m a huge fan of USA’s primetime shows: Royal Pains, Covert Affairs, and especially White Collar; if you are not watching here are five reasons why you should watch White Collar.

But, with Fairly Legal, I’m not sure I could come up with five reasons.

Maybe a few, though. The show centers around Katie Reed, who is played by Sarah Shahi, who is a former lawyer turned mediator.  Her beloved father has passed away and she works with her step-mother.  She’s creative, quirky, and passionate.

There are Wizard of Oz themes throughout the show, in the form of nicknames and ringtones. Her brother, played by Ethan Embry, is the Scarecrow. Her ex is the Tin Man, her father is the Wizard, and her stepmother the Wicked Witch of the West.  USA’s “characters welcome” theme shows through here.

Probably my favorite character is her assistant, played by Baron Vaughn, who seems to be able to help in whatever situation Katie needs him to.

Fairly Legal is different from the other lawyer shows out there and for that, it’s worth a watch.  Time will tell if it will become a must-watch show.

Did you watch? What did you think of Fairly Legal?