RAISING THE BAR Season 2 Premiere Review

Melissa Sagemiller, Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Raising the Bar

After a really great first season, RAISING THE BAR returns on TNT for a second season tonight, Monday June 8, at 10 p.m.

I was a huge fan of the first season, and of course was really excited to see it return for an all new season. I was able to take an early look at two episodes from season 2, and I can tell you that if you enjoyed season 1, you’re definitely going to enjoy season 2.

When Raising the Bar returns it’s Jerry Kellerman’s birthday and everyone makes fun of his haircut. The haircut is also a big part of the episode, which funny enough leads to Jerry cutting it off. And we’re back with the Mark-Paul Gosselaar look that we have come to know and love. Although I have to admit, I was kind of used to the other haircut and had come to like it too. Plus now Jerry looks like everyone else, there’s nothing special about him anymore. I guess we’ll have to get use to that.

Apart from the big change with Jerry’s hair, Raising the Bar returns as strong as it was in season 1. The cases are compellingm and the characters continue to deal with problems in their own personal lives. And if you’re wondering about what’s to come of Bobbi and Jerry’s kiss from last season’s finale, well unfortunately since Bobbi has to deal with her divorce, things might not evolve as fast as Jerry was hoping.

Raising the Bar has been able to capture my attention week after week, which is saying a lot since I rarely follow law procedural shows. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it, I think you should definitely give it a shot. Even if you haven’t seen season 1, you can still jump right in to the show and enjoy it. I think you will also be shocked when you find out how the justice system really works in the US. Raising the Bar is the only show that portrays the defense lawyers and their clients in a different light, and that’s what makes it special.

Don’t forget to watch Raising the Bar tonight, Monday June 8 at 10pm on TNT, following The Closer season premiere.