I got inspired to start this blog while studying for the Colorado Bar Exam. I was reviewing the outlines for Contract Law and later that evening took a break, turned on the television, and caught a rerun of Seinfeld. The curse of being a lawyer sometimes is that you can't help but apply the principles of legal analysis to things intended purely for entertainment! As I watched the episode, I couldn't help thinking about how the rules of contract that I had just studied would apply to a situation in the show. This line of thought resulted in my first post (which was originally a speech I gave at my Toastmasters club).
The plan is to write an entry whenever the legal side of my brain keeps me from just relaxing and enjoying a tv show and, conversely, whenever I read about a legal issue that reminds me of a tv show I've seen. Some of my current and all-time favorites include: Seinfeld, The Office, Veronica Mars, LOST, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Newsradio, 30 Rock, and Beverly Hills 90210. Even though I occasionally watch shows like the thought-provoking and accurate Law & Order and the horrifically bad CSI: Miami, I doubt I will write much about these. Rather than focus on shows centered on "the law," I will attempt to analyze legal principles that come up in more everyday situations.
DISCLAIMER: This blog in no way purports to provide legal advice.