Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Forgotten TV: PAPER CHASE
No, not the book and not the movie although John Houseman is in both, in the role he seemed born to play. “
"The study of law is something new and unfamiliar to most of you, unlike any other schooling you have ever known before. You teach yourselves the law, but I train your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush and, if you survive, you leave thinking like a lawyer."
This series debuted in 1978 and was on for four years. James Stephens played the leading role of a student at Harvard Law. Four years was probably too long. Law school itself is only three. But it was an intelligent drama that did not feature cops or hospitals, a rare thing then and now. And based on my son's experience in law school, fairly accurate.