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Striking Out

Acorn TV / Online / Film & TV

In turbulent times, there is nothing wrong with a semi-smart television show, the kind of procedural that is clever but not too hard to follow. Striking Out, streaming on Acorn TV, is an Irish legal drama with a chick-lit veneer and, despite that, is surprisingly fun to watch. Set in a very glamorous-looking Dublin, it is centered around Tara, a young female lawyer at a top firm, who quits when she discovers her fiancé, the son of the boss, in bed with another woman, and decides to … strike out on her own. Naturally, Tara’s new clients bring her into court to battle with her ex and her former firm, where murky business deals and political cover-ups keep business booming. It’s not The Good Fight, but it’s good enough. —Alessandra Stanley

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