JAG1995-2005 (227 episodes)
|Moral Rating:||usually OK|
|Primary Audience:||Teen to Adult|
American legal drama series with a U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario / The series follows the exploits of the Washington metropolitan area–based “judge advocates” (i.e. uniformed lawyers) in the Department of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, who in the line of duty can prosecute and defend criminal cases under the jurisdiction of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (arising from the global presence of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps), conduct informal and formal investigations, and advise on military operational law.
Akin to the series “Law & Order,” the plots from many episodes were often “ripped from the headlines” with portions of the plot either resembling or referencing recognizable aspects of actual cases or incidents.
Show Synopsis: (from the producer) JAG (military-speak for Judge Advocate General) is an adventure drama about an elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute, and defend those accused of crimes in the military, including murder, treason, and terrorism. Navy Cmdr. Harmon “Harm” Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott), an ace pilot turned lawyer, and Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), a beautiful by-the-book officer, are colleagues who hold the same high standards but find themselves clashing when they choose different routes to get to the same place. The unmistakable chemistry between them must be held at bay for professional reasons as they traverse the globe together with a single mission: to search for and discover the truth. Helping them with their mission is Navy Lt. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), a young lawyer who often surprises his superiors with the breadth of his knowledge. Running the show is their boss, no-nonsense Admiral A.J. Chegwidden (John M. Jackson), a former Navy Seal who has the utmost confidence in Harm, Mac, and Bud.