05 Oct Boston Legal 2Nd Season
Boston Legal is an American comedy-drama film directed by David E. Kelley, produced for ABC in collaboration with 20th Century Fox Television. The series aired from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. Another well-made DVD release for the second season of “BL”. The physical components are of high quality, with each series of episodes included in its own plastic cases, all housed in the cardboard sleeve. They even included a flyer for the BL! Classic episodes include: “The Black Widow” and “Schadenfreude” starring Heather Locklear. Denny Crane (Shatner) has beautiful moments in “Gone” where he shoots a homeless man who threw a brick at him with a paintball gun; “Race Ipsa”, in which Denny shoots his therapist, who threatened to shoot him! “Squid Pro Quo” is another crazy episode in which lawyer Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey) joins the firm and works with Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen). Alan Shore`s (James Spader) antics are too numerous to list here, but one of the classic moments is his fear of clowns in “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” Boston Legal`s two-hour season finale ends with Jeri Ryan in “BL: Los Angeles.” Overall, this season will be hard to beat and this DVD box set is a must for fans. весь отзыв Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running series Kelley The Practice, which follows the exploits of former practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the law firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt. During the series, 101 episodes of Boston Legal aired in five seasons. Today is a new era and Kelley has only one solo show on air. Boston Legal was formed from The Practice`s decaying corpse and focused on two lawyers, Alan Shore (James Spader) and Denny Crane (William Shatner), who entered the latter series over the past season and briefly gave it juice. Alan is an ethically contested bag of defamation that nevertheless has a burning sense of social injustice and liberal indignation.
After being fired from another company at the end of The Practice`s race, Alan is hired by legendary lawyer Denny to join his firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt. CPS, a high-end Boston company, typically deals with civil law and high net worthy companies. Alan thrills the boat not only with his sneaky tactics (hiring thugs to beat a complainant, advising his client to flee the country), but also by defending minorities, the needy and the wealthy. Boston Legal attracts a humble but loyal audience, and if it maintains the tonal balance established in the second half of season two, it could have a long-term. But it probably won`t be a very good show. To do that, he would really have to transgress; to get involved in some of the ideas that the “eccentric” characters throw at, and not just get rid of their strangeness. Alan Shore should be developed beyond a romantic antihero and “bad boy” (and he must eventually lose a real case – the only ones he loses are those who are obviously frivolous). Secondary characters should probably be given more than one dimension. And God knows there are jerks, “hoo-ah!” Transient montages that suggest an AARP video clip should be lost. Like most non-serialized TV shows, Boston Legal doesn`t really benefit from marathon viewing on DVD; The repetitive structure of the story becomes visible as well as the limited ideas of the characters. Criminal and legal shows are a dozen these days.
You can`t scroll through the channels without encountering some sort of legal drama. Because the market is so saturated, it takes a special type of show to get up and grab a viewer`s attention. Leave it to David E. Kelley; the man behind Alley McBeal and The Practice to develop Boston Legal. When the show began in 2004, the formula for success was already established. The characters of Denny Crane (William Shatner), Alan Shore (James Spader), Sally Heep (Lake Bell) and Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) all appeared in The Practice and were adopted for their own show. In addition to Spader and Shatner, other big names such as Candace Bergen and René Auberjonois joined the cast as new characters in the first season. With such talent, it was difficult to fire Boston Legal and the show became a success. The basic concept of the show is to follow the lives of Crane`s key lawyers, Poole and Shmidt as they work on various office cases and skirmishes. This part is quite stereotypical for gender. What really breaks the mold at Boston Legal is the way the show behaves itself. Extravagant, disrespectful, self-referential and brazen are a few words that could be used to describe the behavior of the series.
It`s a show full of laughter, great character development and a good quota of success stories. It`s easy to see why Kelley`s show became a hit. There are a lot of great stories in this season like “Truly, Madly, Deeply, in which Denny shoots his client”, “Legal Deficits”, in which Brad and Denise go undercover to find a kidnapped child, and “Race Ipsa”, in which Denny shoots someone; this time his therapist. These specials are, in my opinion, the best of the best, but to be honest, the whole season is very strong. If you enjoyed the first season or even a single episode of Boston Legal, this is a set that deserves to be in your collection. When all the pieces fit together and something fresh and kind comes from such a simple concept, it`s a rare thing. It doesn`t happen enough on television, which makes Boston Legal special. Shatner, Bergen, Spader, Auberjonois and the rest of the cast are all brilliant here. There are a few moments in this season when the dialogue seems a bit pretentious, as if the writers want to walk on a soap box on certain subjects, but they are still part of the flow of the series.