Just a thought. If this reflection on paper has done anything for you, I hope it inspires you to write your local congressman and demand that “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” be resurrected for online consumption.
This is the problem with serialized comedies on network television: With only 22 minutes of programming time to work with, what is the balance between telling us enough information to stay excited and curious and get us to watch again next week, while also satisfying our needs for plot development?
On paper, “Bluff City Law” has all the components of a good courtroom drama. It’s got snappy dialogue, a fresh case every week, some moral introspection about good and evil in the American justice system. But in practice, the show falls flat.