It’s the fantastic cast and characters that are going to make ABC’s new drama “The Deep End” a winner. The characters are funny, determined, vulnerable, strong and extremely relatable for all who are struggling to make it work right after college, and the series could not have cast better actors for each role.
On the pilot episode, which premiered Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, viewers met the four first-year lawyers, their insane boss (Billy Zane) and were put to work on their first cases. They all made it alive, thankfully, but not without some intense scratches.
Dylan Hewitt (Matt Long) is the rising star of the group, although he is the last person that would agree with that statement. His mind jumps to impossible the minute he gets his first case. It just seems like he isn’t quite sure of himself and his abilities, yet.
Beth Bancroft (Leah Pipes) is the exact opposite of Dylan. She is good, and she knows it! Her confidence level is sky high. She walks around acting like she is better than everyone else, not necessarily in a nasty way, though. She seems to be the stable, rational one, which makes me think she has some serious skeletons in her closet.
The least rational of the group is Addy Fisher (Tina Majorino). Her irrational nature causes her to fear the worst all of the time, but at the same time she is insanely determined. She eats, sleeps and breaths to be like the lawyers she works for. Do you remember the annoying girl in your class who was always trying to convince her teacher that the grading system must go higher than an A plus? That is Addy in a nut shell. I think my favorite part of the pilot episode was watching Addy tell off her boss when she chewed her out for a mistake. She was so cute acting so tough!
Finally, there is Liam Priory (Ben Lawson), the charmer of the group. He could smooth talk any woman to do whatever he asks, although he claims he doesn’t try to do that. Liam knows that sometimes you have to lie a little to get where you need to be, a trait that comes in hand on his first case when, to sign a client, he must lie about being Jewish.
In the lives of these four lawyers, getting to the top is the only thing that matters, and in the upcoming weeks ABC promises they will do any thing, every thing and, of course, any one to get there.
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