A must-watch about a down-and-out lawyer, starring a stellar Billy Bob Thornton

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United States of America
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Amy Brenneman, Ana de la Reguera, Billy Bob Thornton
55 min

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What it's about

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.

The take

Produced by David E. Kelley, one of the most prolific TV writer-producers and the mastermind behind Boston Legal, Picket Fences, and, more recently, the amazing HBO show Big Little Lies, Goliath follows Billy McBride, a formerly brilliant but washed-up lawyer, who becomes an alcoholic after having acquitted somebody who went on to kill an entire family. McBride is played by Billy Bob Thornton in one of the best performances of his career. (A big claim with a career like that.) A big case randomly comes his way that allows him to go against the big law firm he once co-founded – David against Goliath. With a sex worker as his paralegal (Brittany Gold played by Tania Raymonde), he embarks on a journey to find justice for the victims and redemption for himself. The colorful supporting cast is as good as the main actors, playing an array of unconventional characters and some badass women, including Molly Parker from House of Cards. Goliath is the perfect binge.

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First season was FABULOUS. I found Nathaniel Rateliff’s music because of the first season. Highly anticipated the second season …. and its a train wreck. Every episode makes you feel like they handed over the script to some gleeful psychopath to write, because it just goes so far off the rails. Ugh. I wanted to love it. I watched it to the bitter end and it just never delivered what the first season did.

Absolutely loved the first season form start to finish, couldn’t finish the second…

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