It probably wouldn't be too much of a stretch to suggest that I was initially lured into the world of law by TV shows (yes, you Ally McBeal!), films and John Grisham novels.* Like most things, the TV version wasn't quite like the reality...
Although no longer a lawyer, I still adore my legal dramas. Boston Legal was a firm favourite for ages, and I do love me some Good Wife.
The latest legal drama to really capture my attention - and imagination (uh-oh... am I going to start applying for lawyer jobs now?) - is Crownies, on the ABC. Based within the world of the Department of Public Prosecutions (a workplace determined to bring wrongdoers to "justice" - whatever that is, as you discover), Crownies follows 5 young lawyers as they balance their lives with a demanding, competitive and politically charged workplace. As the ABC website notes: They are committed, idealistic and hard-working, but their lives away from the office are filled with aspirations, explorations, fragile relationships and partying.
My favourite character is Tatum, the uber-Gen Y hottie solicitor whose dad has links to the crime world, and who has some of the BEST hair I have seen in a very long time.
Often under-estimated in the workplace, she has a heart of gold and brains that can solve even the most unusual of problems. Engaged to a very hot man (without the brains to keep up with her very obvious genius), she obtains intellectual fulfilment from Richard, the office nerd of questionable sexuality who has some demons that are well-hidden but bubbling not too far from the surface. Pretty sure there are going to be some issues with that little friendship later on down the track...
Here is a quick look at Tatum Novak.
Her motto is fabulous: Gaudeamus igitur iuvenes dum sumus - Therefore, let us rejoice while we are young
Watch it (and the very attractive rest of the cast!) on iView!
* I was young and idealistic, OK?