On Tonight's Boston Legal

If James Spader doesn’t win a third consecutive Best Actor Emmy on the basis on tonight’s episode of Boston Legal there’s no justice in the universe. It’s that simple. Tonight was one of the more dramatic outings for Boston Legal. The partnership selection. The legal wranglings in the case of a cancer drug test. AndContinue reading “On Tonight's Boston Legal”

On Boston Legal and Search Phrases

Rough calculation here. Today 80 percent of the Internet searches that led here did so on a combination of two of the following three phrases: “Rhona Mitra” “Monica Potter” “Boston Legal.” And tying them together–“leaves” “Rhona Mitra leaves Boston Legal.” “Monica Potter leaves Boston Legal.” “Why did Rhona Mitra leave Boston Legal.” “Why did MonicaContinue reading “On Boston Legal and Search Phrases”

On William Shatner's Big Win

William Shatner received an Emmy Award tonight, his second in the past two years for his role as Denny Crane on Boston Legal. Shatner’s co-star, James Spader, also received an Emmy for his work on the series. Shatner’s Emmy is well-deserved. He’s done superlative work as Denny Crane, keeping the audience guessing as to whetherContinue reading “On William Shatner's Big Win”

On Boston Legal's second season

I like Boston Legal. Unfortunately, ABC pulled the show months ago to make room for Grey’s Anatomy, a show I watched and yet despised. For Legal‘s second season we can expect some cast changes. Julie Bowen, formerly of Ed will join the cast. But that comes with a downside. Monica Potter and Rhona Mitra willContinue reading “On Boston Legal's second season”

On Tonight's Boston Legal

The best episode of Boston Legal yet. Tonight took Alan Shore to Texas to take up a death penalty case. As the episode unfolded, as Shore made his appeal to the Texas High Court, as the inmate headed to receive the lethal injection, the laissez-faire attitude of previous episodes all but evaporated. This was aContinue reading “On Tonight's Boston Legal”

On the Differences between The Practice and Boston Legal

At times the past few weeks watching Boston Legal I’ve wondered if the Crane, Poole, and Schmidt we’ve seen this year has any connection to the Crane, Poole, and Schmidt we saw last year in the final episodes of The Practice. Beyond the cosmetic changes–the office looks nothing the same–and the personnel changes–the feeling IContinue reading “On the Differences between The Practice and Boston Legal”