I haven’t been reviewing lately, but I’ve watched all the episodes and my thoughts are generally the same. The writers have a blatant disregard for decor and the legal system, which works well with the near-perfect pairing of Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. There is an aura of fantasy surrounding the show–as Franklin and Bash somehow win case after case with their courtroom antics, and Infield Daniels does his guru act–that makes the show a sight to see.
“Go Tell It on the Mountain” is the season finale (and the show was renewed for a second season) and as such, the writers attempt to raise the stakes as Infield is charged with murder. However, the case takes a more serious tone than usual, though there are still plenty of funny touches. Most importantly, the case lacks a sufficient twist, the essential ingredient that galvanized previous cases into a courtroom frenzy. Every time something new is brought up, Infield had a fairly reasonable explanation and everything is worked out at the end of the episode.
One thing was bothering me the entire episode. Everyone kept repeating that Infield had to kill his friend. But there seems to be have been many other alternatives: knock him up, pin him down, or call the rest of the group to help.
Tags: Franklin & Bash