Great show, and long overdue for its DVD release.
The series starts straight in on the action, but within episodes you're completely caught up in the legal wranglings and romantic entanglements of the partners, associates, clients and colleague's of the laywers at MacKenzie-Bracken.
For those of you potentially new to the show - i.e. are perhaps, shockingly, not old enough to remember its original late 80's/ 90's run - its episodic, with only the personal issues of characters carrying between episodes. The trials and legal cases are mostly singular to that episode and rarely trip over to the next.
Its great to see such a competent essemable cast too. Harry Hamlin, Jill Eikenberry, Susan Dey were all stars before the show started, while others (Jimmy Smits for example) were relatively new and just starting their careers.
Watching this quality, well written, fantastically scripted show again reminded me of the debt later shows such as 'Boston Legal' and, more recently, 'The Good Wife' owe to it. The complicated storylines, woven so well over a series, will no doubt make you think the same.
Just noticed too that LA Law Seaon Two will be out in April, so I'm super pleased that there's a real committment to bring the whole series out on DVD, for a new generation to enjoy. If only the same committment was given to Falcon Crest too....oh well.