Picks and Pans Review: Equal Justice

updated 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Tues., March 27, 9 P.M. ET)


This hard-knocks drama about a big-city D.A. office presents life across the street from L.A. Law. Comparisons between the two shows are unavoidable. Both have their morning war sessions to dispose of the calendar; in each case, most of the action takes place in the office, the courtroom or the bedroom. The difference is that Equal Justices darker, more blue collar, more harried, more moralistic, less amusing and less imaginative. In a large, ensemble cast, the standouts are prosecutors Lise Cutter, Jane Kaczmarek, Barry Miller and deputy chief Cotter Smith. The following night the show moves into its regular 10 P.M. slot, bumping China Beach to Mondays.

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