Genre: Drama, Mystery
Premise: Don't be fooled by his down-home demeanor and country-boy ways; criminal defense lawyer Ben Matlock is worth every penny of his fee. Count on Matlock to visit the crime scene, scope out the clues everyone else missed, and dramatically reveal the real criminal (usually a killer) during a climactic trial sequence.
S01, E17 (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1987)
Matlock is hired to defend a live-in nurse (Lise Cutter) charged with the killing of her multimillionaire patient (Ed Quinlan).
S01, E18 (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1987)
Matlock gets a second chance at justice when a former client, convicted of murder, kills an inmate in self-defense.