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Bull – My Corona

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2020

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  • Title: Bull – My Corona
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Bull - My Corona television review

Bull returns for its Fifth Season by delving into New York in the middle of the COVID outbreak. The first 10 minutes of the episode catch us up on Bull (Michael Weatherly) during the months with which the office has been shut down and no new clients have walked through the door. Courts final start opening up, and Bull gets a client no one wants – the owner of a company that runs security background checks for apartments who is being sued by those denied new homes by reports wrongly identifying them as criminals. While the episode pulls the rug from under us in the final few moments, revealing most of the episode to be a COVID-fueled fevered dream, “My Corona” does some interesting work dropping Bull within a completely changed world with far less access to the jury and far fewer prospects for clients.

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Bull – Rectify

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2019

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Bull - Rectify television review

When Palmer (Chris Jackson) brings a case to the attention of his friends, Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) discovers that his work for the District Attorney years ago may have led to the incarceration of an innocent man (Malcolm Goodwin). What makes “Rectify” work well is that the show doesn’t overreach in terms of a character attempting to fix a past mistake. A minor member of the legal team, Benny isn’t solely responsible for the state’s case, nor does Eddie (Goodwin) blame him for his incarceration. Instead, the latest episode of Bull focuses on the unusual legal precedent of a former member of the prosecution becoming the lead attorney for the defense on an appeal and searching for the real killer nearly two decades after the original crime.

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Bull – Fantastica Voyage

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Fantastica Voyage
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Bull - Fantastica Voyage TV review

Elizabeth Alderfer guest-stars as an entrepreneur facing fraud charges when her partner, and the head scientist in the company’s proposed water filtration process, accuses her of lying to investors about the feasibility of it ever being completed. Despite everyone else raising doubts about defending a client who admittedly lied, repeatedly, in order to sell the dream of tomorrow, Bull (Michael Weatherly) takes the case insisting he can find a jury that can look pass the smaller lies in order for the greater good, and truth, being the potentially revolutionary technology. Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) is far less optimistic in their chances.

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Bull – Labor Days

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Labor Days
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Bull - Labor Days television review

Bull opens its Fourth Season with Bull (Michael Weatherly) and Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) on the outs, both suffering from working without the other, and Bull in need of an attorney to defend a bartender (Monique St. Cyr) from manslaughter charges after the man she served committed murder on New Year’s Eve. Of course, Benny comes back to chair the case, and he and Bull bury the hatchet (although it seems he may offer more legal opinions this time around). Legal-wise, things feel a tad too over-simplified here in a District Attorney (Amir Arison) perusing a very questionable case, Bull unable to find even a single capable lawyer to take the case, and both Bull and Benny willing to go against Bull’s expert advice on the jury to try Benny’s strategy.

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Bull – Parental Guidance

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2019

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  • Title: Bull – Parental Guidance
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Bull - Parental Guidance television review

The latest client for Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his associates is a defendant who is admittedly guilty of the crime he is charged with. A teenager (C.J. Valleroy) who lived nearly his entire life in isolation with his paranoid survalist father is left on his own after his father his killed and he is arrested for shooting at a police officer and social worker who were trespassing on thier property. To win over the jury, Benny (Freddy Rodríguez) works to convince the jury that young man was ignorant of the consequences of his actions, but to win the case they will have to prove just the opposite. “Parental Guidance” offers a clever late twist that rather than sink the lawyers’ case, actually offers them a new avenue to explore and not only get justice for their client but provide for a future for a young man lost in the new world he finds himself in without his father.