Watch the following trailer and then I'll discuss:
The Deep End is about 4 hot attorneys working at an extremely presigious LA firm dealing with the pressures of being an attorney. Sounds great, huh?
But there are so many inconsistencies... I hope 0Ls don't tune into this show and let it influence their decision in any way. I don't think I need to say it, but this show is extremely unrealistic. Actually, I'm not surprised considering that it comes from the Grey's Anatomy people. Everyone I know who is in medicine can't watch Grey's without cringing. Apparently, their jobs are make-believe.
So, back to Deep End, this sought after firm is a small, exclusive, general practice????! That isn't how it works. Firms like that are generally more forgiving, but don't pay nearly as much. Unless, of course, it's a boutique firm specializing in, for example, patent law or securities. But this imaginary firm thinks it should have the most brilliant attorneys in the whole world as first years. Why, exactly? They are doing child custody cases and cases of firemen with cancer? That work is extremely rewarding and makes for great television, but that's not where the most exclusive firms spend their time. And the money certainly is not in those sort of cases. So, this show would be tons more realistic if the first years were totally broke. Maybe working for $45K a year--forking over 2/3 of their salary to Access. I would tune into a show like that in a heartbeat.
If I take the show on it's face--that this is an prestigious white glove firm--am I to believe that the first years are meeting with clients??? At a fancy pants firm, you don't get to meet a client until your 5th year! And you definitely don't try cases or do depositions or settle cases. Who are they kidding?
At least they were spot on with the office mates. In big firms, no one gets their own office until the second year... at least.
Will you be watching this show? I won't be. I don't think I can watch it without yelling at the TV.
Oh yah.. I love this little speech:
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