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|February 20, 2020|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
There's a very simple formula for actresses seeking major stardom. That's according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky who claims the ladies must concentrate upon the screen world's Big 3, lawyers and/or law enforcement, high adventure and medicine.
And, he adds, Julianna Margulies has touched all the bases, a nurse in "ER." an adventuress in "Snakes on a Plane." and a lawyer in Fox's new series "Canterbury's Law."
But, he notes, there is one problem. "Canterbury's Law" has poor Julianna playing an imaginative but no-nonsense defense attorney, something of a cross between a James Patterson heroine and a male counterpart of CBS' Sebastian Stark.
Her pilot episode seems to have set the pace for the series, showing her defending a killer who has already confessed to a murder and getting slugged by a witness.
Sokolsky suggests only one way out for her now, a final episode that has her defending a truly far out defendant, possibly even a Klingon. It could work, he claims. Noting that after all, our old buddy Worf hasn't been doing much of anything since his "Star Trek" went off the air.
Episode Date: March 19, 2008