Created by television mastermind David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, The Practice, Picket Fences) and featuring an Emmy Award-winning cast including William Shatner, Candice Bergen, and James Spader, Season Two of Boston Legal i... more »s socially relevant, wickedly funny, and infectiously fresh...It's an open and shut case! Boston Legal Season Two features 27 episodes on a 7-disc set for $59.98 & $89.98.« less
Nancy G. (tamnesia) from BRYAN, TX Reviewed on 6/13/2010...
One of the most entertaining TV series with cast members who made it even better! True-to-life courtroom cases being handled by a law firm with quite a few nutty attorneys.
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EJ N. (FXANM8R) from CAMPBELL, MO Reviewed on 9/25/2009...
Excellent series. I wished I had watched it when it aired. I gues I'll just catch up with the DVDs.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
I don't want to hear any Jibber Jabber ;-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 09/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boston Legal is such an intelligent, brilliant and funny show. This second season is equally as good as the first, and I still watch it each and every week. The witty banter and the bizzare cases and relationships are hilarious. William Shatner and James Spader steal the show but all of the cast is really good. They all have the perfect timing and delivery that makes for a great comedy/drama. My favourite episodes in this season are ... There's Fire (where Denny is caught in a closet with another woman on his wedding day) and the one with Tom Selleck who wants Shirley back in his life even though he's now getting married. There are also other great guest stars on here like Robert Wagner, Jeri Ryan, Leslie Jordan, Betty White, Michael J Fox, Ed Begley Jr, Parker Posey, Freddie Prinze Jr, Adam Arkin and Shelley Berman to name a few. How they keep this show getting better all the time is beyond me. It's not just your average courtroom drama, but a fantastic show that will keep you glued to the screen everytime it's on. I really love it and hope you have as much fun with it as I do."
The Best Show on TV, period!!
operamaryc | DIAMOND BAR, CA United States | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really loved The West Wing but didn't collect the episodes as I have Season 1 and 2 of this show. It simply is the best show on TV, - period - for all the reasons stated in the reviews. The nitty gritty is the writing, folks! Sharpest wit with surprises in almost every episode! Some of the commentary that is utilized in the final summations in court are priceless!!! Some comments have been made about defective discs. I had that problem with Season 1 which Amazon corrected forthwith! No such problems with the preordered set of Season 2 which I just watched all 7 discs - all clear with no problems whatsoever. There are several episodes which are my favorites but all are of such quality that if you know of someone who isn't into this program, please buy or encourage them to view these discs and get hooked like the rest of us!! This is the only program I must tape due to the number of commercials and the late hour, I miss too many endings. How wonderful to have the DVD's without interruption to view over and over again! I have loaned them out and converted people who "never watch TV". It truly difficult to find adult entertainment on TV with substance, humor, social commentary, great writing and acting (the entire cast is great but Spader is still the best), but this show has it all! I highly recommend the purchase of both seasons of Boston Legal DVD's!!! I'm not in the demographic that most shows are courting, I'm in the over 60 crowd that is pretty picky about the quality of time spent on anything as time is precious. This show rewards the time spent in spades!!! Love it! Keep up the great work Boston Legal team!"
The best Show on TV
Cook Book Connoisseur | Akron, NY | 10/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best combination of comedy, drama and social commentary the I've ever seen. I love it!! I will be buying both seasons for the social commentary alone, not to mention how the James Spader character has developed over the two seasons. You don't see that too often. William Shatner is GREAT one of his BEST ROLES EVER. Anyway, great show, you won't be dissappointed."
As Funny As "Scrubs"
R. W. Rasband | Heber City, UT | 12/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like "Scrubs" (another vastly underappreciated series), "Boston Legal" enters each week into a loopy alternate universe where the most insane comedy brilliantly and smartly illuminates this other world in which we mere mortals are presently stuck. I believe this show started out as another TV legal drama, but it has exhilaratingly mutated into a wonderful mixture of the two sides of David Kelley--soap opera and berserk farce.
The main reason for me to tune in is James Spader as the "ethically challenged" attorney Alan Shore. Spader was stuck being typecast as yuppie scum for the first era of his career (but he was always eminently watchable). In the recent movie "Secretary" he reinvented himself and his persona as The Perv With The Heart Of Gold, and this is also the basis for Shore. He is a cold barracuda with a basilisk stare and a rampaging libido who hides his essentially kind heart. He also has that Don Rickles tongue--he will say anything to anybody. In season 2, which is on this DVD set, we get to see several sides of Shore: his aid to the beleagured "Hands" Espenson; his clown phobia (with Spader's priceless horrified facial expressions); his night terrors; and flirtation with his foxy, wholesome, crazy assistant Melissa (Marisa Coughlan).
Spader's unexpected partner in crime is the Captain himself, William Shatner, as senile egomanical blowhard and wily legal genius Denny Crane (DennyCrane!). Shatner and Spader turned out to be as terrific a comedy team as Abbott and Costello (or Ackroyd and Belushi, or Spade and Farley.) Spader's cerebral introvert plays off Shatner's wild extrovert, and vice versa. And Shatner's larger-than-life performance gets to break through the "4th wall" of the TV screen, just like Bugs Bunny ("I'm actually a pretty good actor" he tells Spader at one point; "I won an Emmy, y'know.")
This season also marked the arrival of the excruciatingly charming and pretty Julie Bowen (fresh from "Ed"; where in the hell is that DVD?) as attorney Denise Bauer. Candice Bergen nicely underplays her tart adversary to the boys, Shirley Schmidt. And there are the usual cascade of stellar guest appearances in Kelley's always inventive storylines (Tom Selleck, Jeri Ryan, Heather Locklear, and Kelley regulars Betty White and Peter MacNicol to name a few.) This is just a rollicking good time and an excellent show, and you should acquire these DVD's as soon as you can."
The show is great. The disks, however...
David Brianza | 03/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of Boston Legal. The only problem I've had with the season 2 collection is one of technicality concerning a disk. There is a manufacturer's error on disk 7 of the set, rendering half of the episode, "Squid Pro Quo" unwatchable, as well as all of the episode, "BL Los Angeles," and "Exhibit A" of the Special Features section. Amazon was very agreeable on the matter, and kindly replaced the set for me. The new set has the exact same flaws in the exact same places. If your set works, you may have managed to acquire a different manufacturing run of the DVDs, and I can only envy you. If not, you're in the same boat I am. And what a shame! I really want to see those episodes! I'll wager you do, too."