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Franklin & Bash: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Slick, playful, and occasionally witty, Franklin & Bash unfortunately sticks too close to the courtroom drama formula.


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Two offbeat, young-gun street lawyers join a top-notch law firm in this buddy-legal drama. The brash, bad-boy antics of Jared Franklin and Peter Bash (Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar) shake up the buttoned-down firm, which is headed by eccentric boss Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell), whose shifty nephew (Reed Diamond)---a corporate-climbing lawyer at the firm---is none too pleased with Franklin and Bash's unconventional methods and sets out to take the pair down. An ex-con and an agoraphobic researcher serve as colorful assistants to the title characters, whose early cases are highlighted by a family dispute over Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series home-run ball.


Breckin Meyer
as Jared Franklin
Malcolm McDowell
as Stanton Infeld
Dana Davis
as Carmen Phillips
Kumail Nanjiani
as Pindar Singh
Reed Diamond
as Damien Karp
Garcelle Beauvais
as Hanna Linden
Claire Coffee
as Janie Ross
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Critic Reviews for Franklin & Bash: Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (13)

Franklin & Bash is not a guilty pleasure, because there's no pleasure here to regret, just strained, sexist, frat-boy self-love.

June 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Franklin & Bash is exactly what a summer TV show should be: fun.

June 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Franklin & Bash is one slick stew. The cast is a first-rate collection of familiar faces who've never quite found the right fit, till now.

June 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

As law dramas go, this one makes a better case than expected.

June 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

TNT bills Franklin & Bash as a dramedy, but it is more accurately a comedic bromance laced with pop-culture jokes and a dash of legal jargon to trick you into thinking you spent an hour on something of substance.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If they don't entertain us as much as they seem to entertain themselves, we still catch some of their buzz.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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