Posts Tagged ‘Victor Sifuentes’

Attorney, Cop, President

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Jimmy Smits was a cornerstone on prime time television in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

In the 1980s, Smits played Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law, working in the Public Defender’s office before Michael Kuzak recruits him to the private sector, specifically, the law firm McKenzie Brackman Chaney & Kuzak.  Initially, Victor handles the firm’s pro bono cases and other matters burdening the firm’s workload; he soon tackles other litigation.

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“L.A. Law” Retrospective (Part 5 of 8)

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

In the second season L.A. Law episode The Wizard of Odds, black overachiever Jonathan Rollins (played by Blair Underwood) interviews with McKenzie Brackman.  Actually, Jonathan controls the interview from the outset, referencing powerful family friends, Ivy League accomplishments, and palpable confidence.  He reasons that a smaller, prestigious firm like McKenzie Brackman can be more responsive to his personal needs.

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“L.A. Law” Retrospective (Part 3 of 8)

Friday, October 4th, 2013

L.A. Law pushed the boundaries of network television with dialogue.  The writers employed their creativity to evade censors while maintaining script quality.  For example, the premiere episode contains a scene with Arnie Becker and a private investigator discussing the P.I.’s photographs of Barry Graham (played by John McCook), the soon-to-be-ex-husband of Arnie’s client, Lydia Graham (played by Shannon Wilcox).

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“L.A. Law” Retrospective (Part 2 of 8)

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

An attempt to list all of the outstanding moments, accomplishments, and cases in L.A. Law would not do it justice (pun intended).  But a few, select pieces evidence a television show consisting of multi-layered characters, compelling story lines, and crisp writing.

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