It used to be that lawyers in TV dramas used to be sympathetic kind of people, if they were stars in the show. Matlock was great, the cast of LA Law was a largely likable lot, in many shows they were idealists or mavericks, usually you'd root for them.
But lately rude reality has displaced the alluring fantasy, and the lawyers we are asked to like have become pasty-faced, smug corporate clones of David Cameron.
If the Tories opened a branch in the USA, the fucker on the right, from Suits, would be the chairman:
Or this Cameronean dickhead, from The Good Wife:
I don't want to root for the bad guys in lawyer shows, but these two Tory assholes must lose!
Isn't the one on the right in the Suits photo supposed to be a smarmy corporate drone, albeit with a heart?
What's more offputting is that the crazy maverick on the left looks just as twattish. He was wearing Converse pumps with his suit in a print ad I saw the other day though, so we can safely assume that no rule book remains untorn when he's around.
Can't see any of these guys building themselves a new house by hand, in Arizona, a la Petrocelli. To be fair, they'd probably list not having do manual labour in the desert sun as a major reason for going into law in the first place.