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TV Shows - Matlock

Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of Ben Matlock. The show originally aired from 1986 to 1995. The format of the show was similar to that of Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the murderer and then confronting him or her in a dramatic courtroom scene near the end. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.

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1 Matlock was wonderful! Every episode was intriguing and fun to watch. Sadly there are not too many great dramas like this being made these days. -- Submitted By: (TomPettyFan) on November 6, 2018, 1:03 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 It never jumped the shark, but it would have been better if LeAnn had been written into the show instead of just appearing out of nowhere as Matlock's daughter. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Why did Matlock NEVER get tired of chili dogs??? He ate a chili dog in every single episode. You'd think the guy would get a craving for a taco or some pizza every now and then! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 This was an awesome show (still is!) but why did Matlock always wear the same powder blue suit??? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:46 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Exit Stage Left... and re-enter stage right under a new name. Couldn't he have just kept Linda Purl? Michelle was a killer in a previous episode and just who is that goofy assistant he has near the end of the series? That guy (Roebuck) was recycled, too. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:46 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 "Matlock" definitely jumped the shark once the show moved from NBC, to ABC. Suddenly, Ben Matlock, once a crafty and credible old coot of a lawyer, became a brainless himbo without the beefcake! The show stopped being a mystery/crime/detection series, and STARTED being something very akin to...well, to "The Andy Griffith Show." Alotta banjo-picking, mixed with alotta southern-fried, corn-pone humor, but EXTREMELY light on the court cases. Now, I understand that as the years wore on, it probably became harder and harder for the writers to come up with new story ideas; just as, with the passage of time, ANY man could experience some personality changes (i.e., senility, "second childhood" and the like). That's fine. I could accept that Ben Matlock's facilities were beginning to fail him. BUT, did they HAVE to have him continuing to practice law? Matlock had been greatly "dumbed-down" for the sake of humor. So, why not just take it a step further? Why didn't they just have Ben quit the law practice, retire to Mt. Pilot, and refocus the show on his comic misadventures there? Y'know, really loosen him up a bit, and make Andy Taylor a VERY distant memory! Instead, he was allowed to continue practicing the law, and we were supposed to believe that clients were STILL putting their trust in him, when it was becoming obvious he was getting too cranky for the job! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 How senile is that old coot? He hired a murderer to be his assistant. Michelle Thomas was revealed a the killer behind an insidious plot in one of the earlier episodes. She was using a different name at the time, but doesn't he recognized her? Who could forget the face of a cold blooded killer? Now she has changed her name and wormed her way into the office of the man who sent her up the river. Watch your back, Ben!!!! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Why in the world did Ben keep getting new assistants in the office? That kind of ruined the show. Also near the end they did a lot of "humor" episodes, and not enough dramatic shows. They always put funny things into the the earlier shows, but they never tried to make it a humor episode. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:44 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 The show got quite annoying when he only lost like one trial in the whole show's existence. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 25, 2014, 4:43 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I have to agrees with you there, Fletch; I always got tired of these shows that had southern based characters and forced to hear us to hear some good ol' boy humor. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 30, 2010, 8:08 pm - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I have never known a lawyer to get themselves so deeply involved in a case as this guy. Detectives are paid to take those types of risks, not high paid lawyers. In reality, they never do. Compile your facts, make your case and keep your old ass out of the investigation process. BD1 for unbelievability. -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on February 10, 2010, 4:56 pm - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote

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