Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »

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James Woods ...  Sebastian Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Danielle Panabaker ...  Julie Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sophina Brown ...  Raina Troy 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sarah Carter ...  Madeleine Poe 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Jeri Ryan ...  Jessica Devlin 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Henry Simmons ...  Isaac Wright 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Sam Page ...  Casey Woodland 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kevin Alejandro ...  Danny Reyes 16 episodes, 2007-2008
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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get an opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace, and walk the tight rope between respecting the law while using it and winning whatever it takes. A Private Investigator helps out digging up factual information. In nearly every episode, a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Stark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose to live with him, rather than her mother, in New York City, after their divorce. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Sam Page (Casey Woodland) decided not to come back to the series, the departure of his character was explained by saying that Casey was helping his father, who is a U.S. Senator, work on his election campaign, though it's not explained for what his father is running. See more »

Goofs

In Season One, Jessica's opponent in the race for the D.A.'s office is named Brian Cutler. He is never seen on screen, but people refer to him on multiple occasions. When Kevin Pollak begins playing the character in Season Two, his name becomes Leo Cutler. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian Stark: [Casey has just told Sebastian that a suspect judge is...] GAY?
[Casey nods]
Sebastian Stark: I could kiss you so hard on the mouth right now...
Casey Woodland: Rain... check.
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Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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Let James Woods be James Woods!
29 September 2006 | by ancatdohSee all my reviews

I've seen the first two episodes, and within the confines of a one hour network TV lawyer drama, Shark is very good, and for James Woods fans, lots of great James Woods moments. Dialogue sounds like it was written for him, and we get that great Woods sarcasm and slashing style.

I had long since abandoned network TV, but this one had a pretty good premise and James Woods is perfectly cast.

Some great chemistry with all these egos (DA, LAPD brass, defense lawyers), and the daughter adds some depth and a human side his character tries hard to hide.

Sure, there's overlap with his character in the McMartin Pre-School movie, but still worth putting down the remote for an hour on Thursday nights.

A must see for James Woods fans, and this show could earn him some new ones.


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