Reasonable Doubt (2022)
Matt Roush says...
Imagine HBO’s Insecure as a legal drama to capture the tone of this overheated potboiler from Onyx Collective. Emayatzy Corinealdi rocks the glam fashion and a variety of hairstyles as powerful Black L.A. defense attorney Jax Stewart, who lives large but oh-so-messy. Her clients are A-list, but she’s a train wreck on the home front, where her husband (McKinley Freeman) has moved out because of her devotion to work — though he keeps a close eye on her amorous extracurricular pursuits through home surveillance cameras (creepy). The tangled plot involves an almost-billionaire Black client caught up in sexual assault and murder, and the release on parole of a client from her past (Michael Ealy) when she was a public defender. “You’re built to win, Jax,” the latter tells her. If you sense some Olivia Pope in Jax’s DNA, it won’t surprise you that Scandal’s Kerry Washington, who directed the first episode, is an executive producer.