When I heard Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer were teaming up for a new TV show, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to watch. I’ve followed both of their careers since the beginning – with Mark-Paul on Saved by the Bell and Breckin in Clueless. Since then, their careers have been on a similar path, starring in popular TV shows or movies, none of which were big hits, but they weren’t disappointments either. And now their careers have intertwined, starring together on Franklin & Bash.
Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are best friends and partners at a law firm; they live together, hang out all the time, etc. They are just the latest bromance to grace our TV screens, but they do it so well. The actors have fantastic chemistry that’s hard to come by. Their banter is funny and real, and adds so much to the show.
Besides the legal drama, Franklin & Bash is a realistic take on friendship and growing up. They may be womanizers, heavy drinkers and a little outrageous at times, but they make it work. Plus their quirky sidekicks add just the right amount of oddball to balance the characters out. This is not your typical cop/lawyer/doctor show. From the hot tub parties to the crazy courtroom antics to taking down the wall separating their offices, I think we’re in for a real treat.
In the first episode we see Franklin & Bash win a high profile case, which leads them to positions at a big-time law firm. Hesitant at first, they eventually say yes as long as their team can come with. Once there, they make plenty of enemies because of their crazy style. Some say they are unprofessional, some say they can’t hack it, but Franklin & Bash want to prove the haters wrong. And I think they will.
I for one can’t wait to see what’s next. Watch with me tonight. Brand new episodes air Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on TNT.