As Warming Glow’s resident expert on legal matters, shows starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and ridiculous TV pitches, “Franklin & Bash” is about as squarely in my wheelhouse as any show can get. Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of you are flat-out ignoring this little slice of TV heaven. To give you an idea of what you’re missing out on, I’ve decided to recap last night’s episode, which was actually and for serious titled “Bro Bono.” I think it goes without saying that it was one of the finest hours of television since “The Wire” went off the air. Before I start my recap though, I think I need to get into the proper mindset.
*turns hat backwards, bongs three Red Bull & Vodkas*
Let’s do this, bros.
Okay, you guys. So the episode starts out and Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Gosselaar) are totes partying in the one dude’s office. Pool table, drinks, guitars, the whole nine. Then the one client comes in and is all “I’m getting divorced and my rich international playboy husband won’t bone me and that means he’s cheating,” and the jerk lawyer is like “This is serious business so you CAN’T be on this case, Franklin and/or Bash.” Blah blah blah, Franklin plays by his own rules BOOM he’s on the case. Then later Franklin and Bash are partying at their place (which they do, like, every night and high-five red Solo cup bikinis SHOTS) when this dude comes in and is like “Hey remember me we were friends, guess what I got in a bar fight but it wasn’t my fault I was just protecting people and we’ll later find out that I’ll be charged with DUI for driving a golf cart drunk to get there” and BOOM he’s client #2.