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Bluff City Law: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: Though Bluff City Law's procedural proceedings often feel outdated, fans of Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee may find comfort in its familiar beats.


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Despite a tumultuous past, Sydney Strait joins her father's law firm to fight for the greater good. After years of barely speaking to her father, Sydney is thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. Hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm, and despite her lingering resentment and distrust, Sydney agrees because she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world.


Jimmy Smits
as Elijah Strait
Caitlin McGee
as Sydney Keller
MaameYaa Boafo
as Briana Johnson
Barry Sloane
as Jake Reilly
Michael Luwoye
as Anthony Little
Stony Blyden
as Emerson
Jayne Atkinson
as Della Bedford
Josh Kelly
as Robbie
Mo gallini
as Edgar Soriano
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

[Jimmy] Smits is solid enough as the patriarch of Bluff City Law while [Caitlin] McGee also makes her presence felt in some scenes. Overall, though, this is yet another same old, same old broadcast network drama series.

September 20, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

So far, so good. We have the meat and potatoes of your standard-issue boilerplate legal procedural.

September 3, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Yet another legal drama, this series also suffers from preachiness, with father-daughter lawyers (played by Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee) going overboard in their idealistic quest for save-the-world justice.

November 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The setting in Elvis' old hometown is emphasized, if only to keep your mind off Smits' earlier legal locale in L.A. Law.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Solid law drama addresses social justice, family issues.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bluff City Law is less interested in legal issues than it is in eliciting tears, and even in that regard, it fails miserably. It's more insulting than it is touching.

September 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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