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Boston Legal: Season Five
Boston Legal Season Five
Actors: James Spader, John Larroquette, Christian Clemenson, Tara Summers, Candice Bergen
Directors: Bill D'Elia, James R. Bagdonas, Michael Lohmann, Mike Listo, Robert Yannetti
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2009     10hr 7min

Genre: Television: Series Rating: NR Release Date: 5-MAY-2009 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: James Spader, John Larroquette, Christian Clemenson, Tara Summers, Candice Bergen
Directors: Bill D'Elia, James R. Bagdonas, Michael Lohmann, Mike Listo, Robert Yannetti
Creators: Amanda Johns, Corinne Brinkerhoff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/05/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 10hr 7min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Boston Legal - Pure Genius
abelaro98 | NSW Australia | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The genius that is David E Kelly and Boston Legal. There have been a handful of shows that I consider to be the very best of what television has to offer and Boston Legal is at the very top of the list.

At the centre of the show is the relationship between Alan Shore and Denny Crane. These charachers have so richly been brought to life by the remarkable talents of James Spader and William Shatner.

Who would have thought William Shatner of all people would go on to play one of the truly wonderful and eccentric characters on TV. You never know where the character is going to go, but you know you're in for one unbelieveable ride!

He is equally matched and more so in my eyes by that of James Spader. He continues to amaze me as to how he delivers superlative performances episode after episode. It's just staggering to watch his talent at work and it has been an absolute pleasure to have watched him in all his Alan Shore glory. During the 5 year run, he was at the very best of his game and not many could truly match him in this regard.

The relationship between the two is what makes the show truly great. Having watched the characters develop over the years, starting with "The Practice" has been pure joy and something that doesn't come along often.

I have also enjoyed watching the other characters througout it's run. It's great to see Candice Bergen display her wonderful talents yet again on the small screen. She gets better as she gets older! Her first episode on the show, "Schmidt Happens" is still one of my favourites and the banter between Bergen and Spader is one to behold.

Christian Clemenson and Tara Summers both deserve a special mention for both drawing out and making the characters of Jerry and Katie all their own. I could so easily watch both of them in their own spin-off!

And finally, the show would not be what it is without the glorious writing talents of David E Kelly. I just marvel at the writing and without it, there would be no Boston Legal.

As much as I hate to see the show disappear from the small screen so soon, it is better to get out on top and that is where it will always be!"
A Big Loss of Creative Humor
J. W. Lins | Springfield, VA | 03/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not much to say really -- this kind of intelligent humor and character development will be sorely missed. Thank goodness for electronic preservation."
All Good Things...
Captain Jag | Juneau, Alaska | 05/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the final season of Boston Legal, one of the most intelligent and funny shows ever to air. It will be sorely missed by those desiring tv shows with actual substance, but judging by the continued popularity of dreck such as American Idol and Dancing with the Stars those people are few and far between.

The fifth season is wonderful, albeit short. Aside from the slightly awkward "Thanksgiving" there is not a weak episode to be found. I highly recommend this and all other seasons of Boston Legal."
Denny Crane's last hurrah
Raygraph | Costa Rica | 06/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"David E. Kelley's writing, when focused on political or social issues, is still brilliant in this final season of Boston Legal. The bits that used to be comic relief in the previous seasons, though, have taken center stage, and cast a dark shadow over the deeper ideologies presented.

We're left scratching our heads as to why the scripts spend so much time on William Shatner's character, Denny Crane and his increasingly adolescent behavior. Perhaps this is why ABC canceled the show.

The acting continues to be fun, especially James Spader as Alan Shore, but it is dragged down by the sophomoric pranks and thoughts of Denny Crane. I enjoy a good dirty joke as much as the next red-blooded American, but to waste the soapbox that David E. Kelley created with the sexual yearnings of an aging, diseased lawyer seems moronic.

Still more entertaining than most shows, it misses the mark of the previous seasons, in my opinion.