Legal dramas to binge-watch this week

Payel Majumdar Upreti  
Courtroom and political thrillers are the best escape if you’re a fan like us. If you’ve been rewatching old episodes of Boston Legal and House of Cards, here are a few shows on the radar that could help you out.
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
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If you loved Breaking Bad, you’re surely already aware of its prequel show which many will argue is better written. Running into its sixth season, this American crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould of Breaking Bad fame is a spin-off of the cult series. It follows the path of Jimmy Mc Gill (played by Bob Odenkirk) and his character arc as he becomes the famed criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, one of the most memorable characters from Breaking Bad. If you’re a fan of legal dramas that compel you to appreciate the writing, this is the one to go for. First two episodes of the last season are already on Netflix with more to follow!
Watch on Netflix
Anatomy of a Scandal
Anatomy of a Scandal
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This one’s been getting mixed reviews but is worth a watch given its credentials – written by David E Kelley (of Boston Legal, The Practice and Big Little Lies fame) and Melissa James Gibson. This miniseries maps the events that take place after UK’s Tory MP James Whitehouse is accused of rape, and has to stand on trial. Meanwhile, his affair with an aide goes public, forcing his wife Sophie Whitehouse to deal with it. Not exactly The Good Wife standard, but entertaining even so. Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary from Downton Abbey) as the prosecution counsel on the case is an added bonus to watch.
Watch on Netflix
Killing Eve
Killing Eve
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The latest season of Killing Eve is out, and we are here for it! Sandra Oh as the indubitable Eve Polastri, an analyst with MI5, and her nemesis Jodie Comer, her assassin have come back for the fourth season to raise the stake in this game of hide-and-seek, where the premise is turned around – the assassin gets obsessed with the agent tracking her.
Watch on Amazon Prime
This is Us
This is Us
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Season 6 is out, and if you’ve been following this NBC tearjerker so far, it’s the sixth and final season. The show follows the Pearson family, three siblings and flashbacks about their parents. While not strictly a political drama, last season did incorporate commentary on racism and the inequal experience of the pandemic for black families. This time there’s a wedding early on in the season. Finale is up on May 24, and who knows what all emotional twists are there waiting for us, till then?
Watch on Amazon Prime
Guilty Minds
Guilty Minds
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In yet another legal drama, this ten-part webseries tackles a plethora of theme, one episode at a time. Shriya Pilgaonkar as the earnest lawyer is eminently watchable, and the show brings up some important ethical questions of our time and age.
Watch on Amazon Prime
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