Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
After I posted a proposed Season 1 of a condensed Night Court, anticipating the arrival of the rebooted series, a couple of people noted that the show wouldn't work now, specifically because of the character Dan Fielding, a lecherous lawyer with an assortment of outdated ideals and prejudices (note: not racism ... other than I'm sure institutional racism ... but classism, ableism, and a disrespect to anyone who doesn't fit his norms). I think the show slowly morphs Dan into a three-dimensional person who grows past his prejudices. But in this season, he is The Worst.
Meanwhile, we meet the new baliff Florence, who is then replaced by Roz, who becomes the final member of the permanent cast. We also learn quite a bit more about each character's life outside of the court, ending on a four episode serial that significantly shifts the power balance of the show.
Night Court Season 2: