June 12, 2012

A Lawyer Walks Away From the Bar...And Into a Bar

Disaffected lawyers infest pop culture. One more is set to join the PCBA (Popular Culture Bar Association), Burnout Section, in July of this year. Steve Sullivan lives in TBS-land, and he's leaving a corporate attorney position in Manhattan for life as a Pittsburgh barkeep when his parents retire.

According to the TBS webpage, "[i]t doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really wants is to take over Sullivan and Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar." Oh, dear. Well, more power to him. I only hope his law school debt is paid off.

At least Steve (played by comedian Steve Byrne) isn't a run-of-the-mill corporate lawyer. He's ethnic--like Mr. Byrne, he's part Irish-American, part Korean-American. While we have a lot of lawyers on tv, we don't have that many minority attorneys represented. Even bar-owning ones. 

Sullivan and Son premieres July 19 at 10 p.m., 9 p.m. Central time. I'll be watching.

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