We asked Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer to make an argument for — and against — their new TNT dramedy, Franklin & Bash (June 1), in which they star as two irreverent lawyers who join a traditional firm.
THE CASE FOR
Who wouldn’t want to see Travis and Zack make asses of themselves?
It’s a procedural-esque legal show that you haven’t seen done this way before. You go home with the characters, and their home happens to be a really fun place. It’s a legal Disneyland. GOSSELAAR
We have good, complex cases. Just when you think you’ve seen it before, we do a little Franklin and Bash on it — sprinkle a little F and B — and switch it up on you.
These guys take their cases and clients seriously, but they don’t take each other seriously.
THE CASE AGAINST
There are certain attractive people in the legal profession, and we have almost every single one on the show. That might be a distraction. You might have to hit that rewind button to hear what that really, really pretty girl said.
You might have to break out a dictionary because we use big words. Objection. Sustained. Disposition — no, deposition.
Disposition as well. You’ve got to have a good disposition during your deposition.
EW finds this show guilty of criminally fun mischief. Bail will be set at the price of a six-pack.