An update on the lost special and Apple Tree Yard

Seems like someone knows we’re talking about this.

Suddenly there is new information on the Apple Tree Yard page which looks very interesting. Not only have they added similar programmes (which was blank before, because obviously you can’t recommend similar programmes when the first episode of a series has not even been aired yet), Sherlock TFP also mysteriously makes an appearance there.

Even more interesting is the fact that they apparently filed Sherlock under LEGAL&COURTROOM DRAMA, because that is obviously the first thing that comes to people’s minds when thinking of Sherlock.

Also, this ‘little’ thing:

There will be 4 episodes…of what exactly? Do they really need to reconfirm something that has been publicly known since they announced the mini-series Apple Tree Yard? Who actually cares how many episodes this thing has? Why the sudden need to empasize the number of episodes?

They know we’re talking about this.

There will be 4 episodes.

First meta on this is here.

Also, please have a look at this post by @london2go which sums up the meta on Apple Tree Yard and Sherlock quite nicely.
In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom
By Los Angeles Times

Kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick made Los Angeles court history — and struck a blow for women’s fashion — in 1938.

Hulick arrived in downtown L.A. court to testify against two burglary suspects. But the courtroom drama immediately shifted to the slacks she was wearing. Judge Arthur S. Guerin rescheduled her testimony and ordered her to wear a dress next time.

Hulick was quoted in the Nov. 10, 1938, Los Angeles Times saying, “You tell the judge I will stand on my rights. If he orders me to change into a dress I won’t do it. I like slacks. They’re comfortable.”

Five days later, she returned to court in slacks, angering the judge. She was told to return the following day “in acceptable dress” or risk being found in contempt of court and punished.

The next day, Hulick showed up in slacks. Judge Guerin held her in contempt. She was given a five-day sentence and sent to jail.

“After being divested of her favorite garment by a jail matron and attired in a prison denim dress, Miss Hulick was released on her own recognizance after her attorney … obtained a writ of habeas corpus and declared he would carry the matter to the Appellate Court,” The Times reported.

Hundreds sent letters of protest to the courthouse. Guerin’s contempt citation was overturned by the Appellate Division during a habeas corpus hearing. Hulick was free to wear slacks to court.

A couple of months later, Hulick came back to court. Her point made, this time she wore a dress.

In courtroom dramas, taking a plea bargain in exchange for a lighter sentence is basically losing. In reality, though, plea agreements aren’t an occasional aberration. They are in fact the very bedrock upon which the entire American court system rests.

“Less than 10 percent of cases go to trial,” Kelly explains (and he is being tragically optimistic, as some studies say that up to 95 percent of all legal cases end in plea bargains). “Without plea agreements,” Kelly continues, “the system would become choked and would likely collapse under the pressures of locally incarcerating defendants who are awaiting trial … If more defendants refused to negotiate and insisted on trial, the courts as they are constituted today could not meet the demand. Defendants would languish in jail for years awaiting their day in court. The associated costs would bankrupt most counties, as would the demand for more trial courts.”

There are upsides for everyone – “[It] saves the state the trouble of proving the case in court and gives the defendant certainty as to what is going to happen to him” – but it’s not all sunshine and regular piss tests. Studies have shown that due to things like mandatory sentencing, a high number of innocent people end up taking plea bargains and confessing to crimes they didn’t commit.

5 Realities Of US Courts They Don’t Show On Law & Order

so I’m not a huge tv watcher
In fact I’ve seen maybe 4-5 shows in the past couple of years
but I’ve noticed this

the fact that Hannibal was cancelled and Legion has bad ratings signals to me that interesting and “different” TV isn’t what people seem to want

how do these bland-ass cop shows and courtroom dramas keep being made while stuff like hannibal and pushing daises (which I haven’t seen yet but the visuals look beautiful and completely unique) get bad ratings?

I mean, nothing at all wrong with liking these kinda of shows but you have to admit that they get pretty samey, and are the reason I don’t usually watch most tv outside of HBO and whatnot.

Hannibal could’ve been a boring by-the-numbers cop show with a serial killer twist but ending up being almost a gothic romance by season 2, and had insanely stylish visuals.

And legion is like nothing I’ve ever seen on TV before, like some arthouse psychological sci-fi horror that you’d see A24 release, something I’d NEVER associate with superhero comics

Anyways this is a rant because I want more interesting and different genre TV content because I am discovering television as a medium in ways I didn’t before.

questions regarding the upcoming courtroom drama at the irish high court

which two boys get married so that they can’t be forced to testify against each other

which current member of one direction gets stuck in a broken lift with zayn

which boy attempts to suborn the judge with sexual favors

when the courthouse heating breaks down during a snowstorm, which boy wins the shirtless wrestling competition for the only available blanket, and with whom does he share it

which boys are sent directly to jail

which boy with a secret is inconvenienced when opening arguments are scheduled for the full moon

which boy is confused about the nature of the proceedings and begins his testimony with an riveting full confession about something completely irrelevant

which boys drank truth serum the night before the hearing by mistake

which boy arrives at the courthouse an amnesiac after an unfortunate automobile accident on the way

which boy finds himself in a magically touch-dependent bond with julianbulian

which boy is shocked to learn that the law demands that no virgin be allowed to testify, but offers up his innocence for the sake of Justice

which boys are sentenced to come back from hiatus already
Trigger Happy Turnabout by ikuzonos [AO3]

Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: Dangan Ronpa, 逆転裁判 | Gyakuten Saiban | Ace Attorney
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters: Maizono Sayaka, Yukizome Chisa, Kuwata Leon, Kirigiri Jin, Mitarai Ryota, Dangan Ronpa Ensemble, that’s not a joke every character in the series appears at some point, Nidai Nekomaru, Enoshima Junko, Andou Ruruka
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Courtroom Drama

Newly appointed attorney Sayaka Maizono takes on her first case - a murder! Join her as she thrusts into the legal world, and meets quite possibly the strangest people Japan has to offer.

(Ace Attorney AU. Requires prior knowledge of Dangan Ronpa)


Aaron Tveit’s upcoming film which is currently in pre-production, “Created Equal” is based on the novel by author R.A.Brown and directed by actor/director Bill Duke.

From the book synopsis alone this sounds like a tight, investigative courtroom drama with touches of both “A Few Good Men” and “Spotlight”. It also addresses the role of women in the Catholic Church
Chapter 20 | Ars Moriendi | Archive of Our Own
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works


Fandom:  Metalocalypse  

Chapters:  20/??  Words:   84667 Language:  English

Characters:  Charles Foster Offdensen, Magnus Hammersmith, Original  Character(s), Pickles the Drummer, Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, The Tribunal, Klokateers, Toki Wartooth

Additional Tags: Pre-Toki, Rise of Dethklok, Fall of Offdensen, Family Issues, Origins, Legal Drama, Cults, Angst and Humor, Charles-centric, Mordhaus, Yard Wolves, Unresolved Tension Of So Many Types, Metal References, Implied Slash, Asexual Charles, Borderline Magnus, Trans Pickles?, Intersex Pickles?, Bipolar Pickles, Original Character Death(s), Canon-Typical Violence, Gore, Murder Mystery, Courtroom Drama

Long-form fanfiction exploring Charles Offdensen’s original engagement with Dethklok at the start of their fame as a lawyer prosecuting the leak of their first demo by their previous manager.

In this chapter, Charles and the klokateers attend the murder scene of his first secretary, and the lawyers open their cases before Judge Berman as Nathan watches on.

Death toll: 5.

First look at Andrew Scott in crime thriller Steel Country

Did you miss him? If so, good news. Andrew Scott is back in action in a new US-set crime thriller called Steel Country. 

Scott plays a small-town Pennsylvania trucker in the film. When a young boy is found dead in the western part of the state, the freight-hauler turns gumshoe to find out what happened. His quest soon tips ominously into obsession, though.

The movie, which has been shooting in Atlanta, has something of a British flavour. The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin put the project together for his Bedlam Productions company, with Simon Fellows (Malice In Wonderland) behind the camera.

Co-starring with Scott are The Fall’s Branagh Waugh and Denise Gough (’71). Scott also has Holocaust courtroom drama Denial upcoming, along with a possible return to nemesis duties in Sherlock.

Phil De Semlyen