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Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Rhea Seehorn, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Patrick Fabian at the “Better Call Saul” series premiere at Regal Theater on Jan. 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. Photo: Roberto Jimenez

The televised legal drama is almost as old as the medium itself. From the time of “Perry Mason” in the 1950s through the height of “L.A. Law” in the 1980s and 1990s, and continuing all the way to the “Suits” of today, American audiences have nursed a well-documented and lengthy love affair with fictional litigators. It helps that viewers have had a deep bench to throw their lot in with: Whether they’re of the over-the-top Denny Crane variety or cut from the same confident cloth as Alicia Florrick, audiences have had no shortage of compelling, noble and well-rounded practitioners of the law to become attached to.

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Zach Schlein

Zach Schlein is a writer based in Miami. Originally from Montville, New Jersey, he holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and is the litigation reporter for Daily Business Review. He can be reached at his email address, [email protected]

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