Conviction

Conviction

Carolyn McAndrews, 2020, Staff

Network: American Broadcasting Company
First episode date: October 3, 2016

Genre: American drama series
Can be watched on: TV Guide, ABC, Amazon, Hulu, & Netflix

Show Description:

“When lawyer and former first daughter Hayes Morrison is faced with the choice of taking a job with her nemesis, New York District Attorney Conner Wallace, or going to jail for cocaine possession — hurting her mother’s Senate campaign in the process — the choice is easy. As part of the new Conviction Integrity Unit, Hayes gets the opportunity to put her intelligence to good use by helping overturn court decisions in cases where there is credible suspicion of a wrongful conviction. It doesn’t hurt that the new position gives her a shot at turning things around with her powerful political family in the process.”

My Review:

This show gives some incite to how the law works, and how nothing is impossible with hard work. In the show, they reopen cases and step-by-step figure out who is really at fault. The acting is very good. Hayley Atwell plays the main character (Hayes Morrison) and gives Hayes complex life. Some actors can’t pull off a character’s complexities, but Hayley Atwell pulls it off with flying colors. The rest of the cast is also amazing, and they all bring the show to life. Another interesting aspect that makes Conviction so intriguing is that the characters solving these cases aren’t cops and each of the characters have a unique way of contributing to the team, to help solve the case.