"This has none of the intensity of Iran-contra or Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas," says TIME TV correspondent James Collins. "The networks carried those gavel-to-gavel. This time the actual participants in the events under discussion aren't appearing, so there are no dramatic confrontations. Also, the material is all old and we already know the outcome." Indeed, if you want the nation to watch a show about lawyers at work, they'd better be wearing tiny skirts and spend a lot of time flirting in a coed bathroom.