In Outlaw, Jimmy Smits quits being a conservative Supreme Court justice so that he can be a liberal lawyer. Because after all, conservatism is about not caring about people and only caring about the system, right?
I mean, I’m someone that most Americans would probably judge as having a leftist bent, but I can’t see this as ringing the slightest bit intellectually honest. It’s manipulative in silly ways.
Mr. ex-Supreme rebel has support team, and they are all quirky, of course. The overly-confident, overly-competent sexy bisexual detective might actually be cool if she took it down 25%, but instead she’s tiresome. The others are all just unreal, existing solely as a simplified set of reactions to our lead. Everything tries to be too hip.
The basic concept of ex-SC-turned lawyer is a good one. The star is a good choice for it. But the execution is execrutionating!TM