What a cool show .. Captain Kirk at his best, Jame Spader is brillent and Julie Bowen and Constance Zimmer are very hot. The cases are so well thought out and presented i hated to see this season come to an end .. loved it!
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 3/3/2014...
Each subsequent season of Boston Legal gave us great viewing, amazing talent, and top quality writing! James Spader was and still is one of the best actors today and we love to see what trouble he can get into next.
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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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Jeri W. (nancyg) from BRYAN, TX Reviewed on 7/8/2009...
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You Will Laugh & Think.
Steve Guardala | ????? | 09/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this is the funniest show on TV. However, there are many episodes that have a punch in your face quality that goes beyond the poignant. When you combine it with humor you get a refreshing show. It seems to be a version of MASH, with the legal system itself on trial. Honestly, the relationship between Denny Crane & Alan Shore & the latters court closing arguments segments alone are worth four stars. These two men are similar to Hawkeye & Trapper John of MASH in respect to their individualism & disdain for authority.
Episodes 2,4,7,11,16,18, & 23 appear to illustrate the "food for thought," category best. They are titled respectively, "New Kids On The Block, Fine Young Cannibal, Trick Or Treat, Angel Of Death, The Good Lawyer, Son Of The Defender, & Duck And Cover." These episodes were slightly less funny, but every bit as enjoyable. All the episodes are well cast, acted, & written. When you want to laugh & think, view this show religiously."
Best of the Best!
Pronzini lover | Wyoming | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boston Legal is without a doubt the most entertaining show on television today! The script writers are witty, articulate and endearingly outrageous. The acting is superb! I personally relish the political and social statements that are threaded through the show. Of course the writers are liberal, but since I happen to agree with their views, it's particularly pleasant for me to watch. There are some very poignant moments in most of the episodes and a subtle undercurrent that's noticeable if you're alert. This is perhaps the only program that's truly worth viewing reruns. It will be a sad day when they take this one off the air!"
mets | New York | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Spader, Shatner, and Bergen are top-notch once again in this dramedy. I highly recommend this series for someone who is just having a bad day and needs a smile. The friendship between Alan Shore and Denny Crane is something to behold."
Clever television ;-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boston Legal is one of my favourite television shows (after CSI). It has brilliant, clever and funny writing and I really enjoy it. Each season seems to get better and better and the 3rd season is no exception. Here are the way the episodes go. 1. Can't We All Get A Lung? Alan hires a sexual surrogate to help Jerry Espenson overcome his fear of intimacy with women, which only gets Jerry in more legal trouble. And Shirley takes Daniel Post's case after Denise learns that her fiancé is planning to buy a lung from a terminally-ill man. 2. New Kids On The Block. A cocky new lawyer joins the firm from the New York office and defends a client who was having an adulterous affair with a murdered judge, and Denny gets in more hot water after a blind date with a "midget." 3. Desperately Seeking Shirley. Alan represents Shirley's ex-husband, who is looking for a hole in his new post-nup, which was written by Shirley. Meanwhile, the judge's murder trial continues, and Denny reaches a compromise after the little person sues him. 4. Fine Young Cannibal. Alan and Shirley take on a grandstanding District Attorney prosecuting a homeless man for cannibalism. The case gives Alan an opportunity to make his move on her, but he can't get together with her without Denny's approval. 5. Whose God Is It Anyway? Jeffery, Claire and Denise's judge murder trial gets underway, and Alan defends Jerry Espenson after firing a lawyer in his new firm because he's a Scientologist. 6. The Verdict. Coho's defense weakens after his client's father testifies against him and Alan feels something is missing when he picks up his relationship with Sally. 7. Trick Or Treat. Alan must defend Jerry Espenson again, this time for committing perjury to get on a jury. Meanwhile, Denise learns that her fiancé, Daniel Post, has died, but the doctors are having trouble locating his remains. 8. Lincoln - Part 1. Lincoln Meyer chooses Denny to represent him when he's suspected of killing the judge. Jerry enlists Alan's help in a first degree murder case. Brad has had it with Jeffrey, who wants to have Shirley, and Alan overhears Denise telling Shirley about her desires and takes advantage of it. Denny, meanwhile, can't seem to decide between Bethany or her mother, so he wants them both, which neither one will give in to. 9. On The Ledge - Part 2. Lincoln goes to extremes and kidnaps Shirley. The trial begins for Jerry's client, who shines as an attorney in the court room, and Denny feels threatened by him, as Jerry and Alan begin to bond as friends. Brad and Jeffrey take their office relationship to the "next level." 10. The Nutcrackers. Clarice applies for a job as Claire's new assistant, but she'll only hire him as Clarence. Alan's new case is involved in a friendly wager with Shirley. Brad and Jeffrey are assigned to work on a case, together, involving a woman who wants to sue God, even though they can't stand one another, which makes Denise feels more like a referee, than an attorney. 11. Angel Of Death. Alan and Denny go to New Orleans to help defend a doctor on trial for euthanizing her patients during the flood after Hurricane Katrina, and Clarence sues a women's gym that revoked his membership after he revealed that he was a man. 12. Nuts. The firm defends a grade school teacher who is sued after one of her students dies from a peanut allergy, and Alan takes on the Office of Homeland Security after Denny is wrongly placed on the "no-fly list." 13. Dumping Bella. Denny takes Bella's case against an animal rights group opposed to her cosmetic testing procedures, and her daughter Bethany is opposing counsel. And at the same time, Denny wants to dump Bella because he's still in love with Bethany. 14. Selling Sickness. Alan defends a judge suing a company promising to cure him of "same sex attraction disorder," and Shirley defends a man keeping a teenage sexual assault victim from taking medication that will make her forget the experience. 15. Fat Burner. Denny is sued for operating a company that wants to turn human fat into fuel, Clarence gets his first case, and Jeffery submits his resignation after he finds out that he's not the father of Denise's child. 16. The Good Lawyer. Alan feels guilty after teaching Jerry Espenson a cruel lesson on being a good lawyer, Denny creates a scene at Bethany's temple, and Brad and Denise come to blows over whether she should give up her career to take care of their baby. 17. The Bride Wore Blood. Alan defends his ex-girlfriend Renata when she is accused of murdering her groom-to-be. And when the case starts going badly, she drops a personal bombshell in her defense that not even Alan knows about. 18. Son Of The Defender. Denny is forced to recount a trial with his father from fifty years earlier when the victim's son--carrying a gun and wired to a bomb--returns demanding justice. Meanwhile, Alan is found in contempt of court again while defending his neighbor. 19. Brotherly Love. When Paul tries to force Brad to sign an agreement in order to keep the firm out of getting in between him and Denise, Brad forces the rest of the partners to reconsider their position. When Claire sees Clarence in a coffee shop with another woman, she reconsiders their position. Alan defends a man accused of helping his brother cover up a murder. 20. Guise N Dolls. Alan goes head to head with Jerry, but Alan doesn't like the arrogant, boorish persona Jerry has assumed for the case. And Denny gets the firm in hot water when he "compliments" an African-American job applicant. 21. Tea And Sympathy. Judge Weldon asks Alan to defend her in a case, which leads to a potential relationship. Meanwhile, Clarence has a client who wants to sue a college sorority for kicking her out, and Jerry Espenson is opposing counsel. 22. Guantanamo By The Bay. Jerry shows up at Shirley's office, wishing to return to the firm and clients include someone who was detained at the hands of the government, who felt he was involved in a terrorist plot of some kind. Gloria warns Alan that Judge Folger entertains more lawyers in her chambers than motions in her courtroom. 23. Duck And Cover. Alan defends a priest on trial for housing an illegal alien, and Brad and Denise hurry to get married before their baby is born. Meanwhile, Shirley gives Jerry a housing discrimination case involving a woman and her duck. 24. Trial Of The Century. Alan and Denny resort to a dangerous strategy to create reasonable doubt and get two teenage brothers acquitted of murdering their father. And Shirley gets angry with Jerry and Clarence when they sue a casino.
Each episode is fantastic and while there are some silly senarios in some parts (Jerry Espenson's condition that makes him make animal noises and strange other problems), they do tackle interesting issues in their various trials and cases. It's so much fun this whole show and I've watched every episode since season 1. I really love this and hope you do too. "