Emma Thompson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, flanked by Nanny McPhee costar Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cambridge classmate and House star Hugh Laurie. Seeing Thompson and Laurie together reminds me, besides Peter’s Friends (which I’ve not seen in far too long), of a House story I would love to see. … Continue reading On Emma Thompson and House
Last night Boston Legal entered its fourth season. And…? It’s more of the same. The cast is mostly different. There’s still Alan and Denny. There’s Shirley. And Jerry and Clarence. But Paul? Gone. Brad? Working for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Denise? Maternity leave. Claire? Gone. In their places, we have Carl Sack, played by John … Continue reading On the Return of Boston Legal
Last night James Spader won his third Emmy in four years for his work as ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore from Boston Legal. Spader, I thought, didn’t have a particularly challenging year as Shore — he was sidelined through much of the first half of the season, ironically due to a storyline that would have been … Continue reading On James Spader’s Emmy Win
Stolen from novelist David McIntee: Name six of your fandoms without looking below the cut, then answer the questions. Okie-day! I’m interpretting “fandom” broadly—I like bands, I like books, I like television shows. So, broad definitions here. My six are: Hellboy The Beatles Doctor Who The Lord of the Rings Star Trek Boston Legal And … Continue reading On Weird Fandom Questions
Here’s the word from Boston-Legal.Org, the place for Boston Legal goings-on: “Rene [Auberjonois] has learned that he has been released from the cast of “Boston Legal.” According to what he was told, his character, “Paul Lewiston,” has been discontinued, as have the characters played by Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, and Connie Zimmer. Two new characters … Continue reading On the Boston Legal Cast Shake-Up
It’s tonight people. Tonight, tonight, tonight. No, I don’t have spoilers. No, I don’t know anything about it. Except that it’s tonight. Followed by the Boston Legal season finale. Score!
Stat time once more! Here’s a random factoid. In the past two weeks, which is what the server report I pulled this morning covers, twice as many people accessed The World According to Allyn with Windows 3.1 machines as by Amiga machines. I’m just amazed there are people out there, doing the Internet-thing, with Windows … Continue reading On Recent Search Phrases
Tonight’s episode of Boston Legal, as I mentioned a little more than a week ago, will be an episode combining footage from the 1957 television drama, “The Defenders,” starring William Shatner, with a storyline that involves the firm in a sequel to that fifty year-old television program. This sounds so cool.
TrekToday ran an article a few days ago about the renewal of Boston Legal for a fourth season. This from their news item on the renewal is intriguing: Boston Legal‘s producers planned an episode using footage from the 1957 Studio One drama The Defenders, with a 26-year-old Shatner. In the episode currently scheduled to air … Continue reading On an Upcoming Boston Legal Episode
Some days, Batman once said, you cannot get rid of a bomb. Occasionally, I’ll have a story idea like that. It’s something I just cannot get rid of. Recently I’ve had four abso-smurf-ly killer story ideas. For Boston Legal. And absolutely nothing I can do with them–though I could write a teleplay on spec, I’d … Continue reading On Ideas
Happiness is watching the two-hour Boston Legal season finale cuddling two cats craving attention.
Boston Legal‘s first season will be released on DVD on May 23rd. Could this mean a release of The Practice might not be too far behind? One can only hope…