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Boston Legal

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Alan shore and denny crane lead a brigade of high-Priced civil litigators in an upscale boston law firm in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys.
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English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Head Cases
    3 October 2004
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    When name partner Edwin Poole shows up to a staff meeting without pants, visiting attorney Brad Chase is asked to stay on at the Boston branch of Crane, Poole & Schmidt to keep Denny Crane in check.
  2. 2. Still Crazy After All These Years
    10 October 2004
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    Alan helps his ex-lover who tried to kill him get out of a psychiatric hospital. Brad and Denny take a case where a wife is suing the hospital for causing her emotional distress when her husband died during an angioplasty.
  3. 3. Catch and Release
    17 October 2004
    44min
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    A client of Crane, Poole & Schmidt want to build a shopping mall on an area where salmon are spawning and Denny's son is the environmental lawyer defending the area.
  4. 4. Change of Course
    24 October 2004
    43min
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    Edwin Poole escapes from the psychiatric hospital and gets a criminal case where a man is tried for murdering a police officer and Lori is forced to help him. Alan defends one of the firm's biggest clients after she is caught stealing a scarf.
  5. 5. An Eye for an Eye
    31 October 2004
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    With Tara as second chair, Alan defends a hypochondriac who is suing his medical doctor for malpractice. Sally assists Lori defend a man who killed a guy who beat him up four years ago with a martial art punch.
  6. 6. Truth Be Told
    7 November 2004
    43min
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    Alan is asked by his old crush, Samantha, for legal representation to help her husband Jack, who is running for Mayor, when a false rumor has been publicized.
  7. 7. Questionable Characters
    21 November 2004
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    Lori helps her former informant who was shot while robbing a convenience store and who does not want the bullet removed because it could incriminate him. Things become more complex for Lori when she learns that the bullet is jeopardizing his life.
  8. 8. Loose Lips
    28 November 2004
    42min
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    English [CC]
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    After Denny rejects the case for personal reasons, Alan defends a man who was fired from being Santa because he is a transvestite. Brad and Alan make a bet towards Alan's case. Lori's therapist is worried that one of his patients may or may not kill someo
  9. 9. A Greater Good
    12 December 2004
    44min
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    Alan and Denny defend a drug company that is being sued by a woman who states they provided false reasoning when they took her off of an experimental pill that was a possible cure for her sickness.
  10. 10. Hired Guns
    19 December 2004
    42min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Lori and Brad defend a woman who is accused of murdering her husband and his mistress while they were in bed together. Alan's life becomes in danger when he helps a woman whose ex-husband plans to kidnap their children.
  11. 11. Schmidt Happens
    9 January 2005
    42min
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    A Sudanese native wants to sue the U.S. government for the lack of action taken against the mayhem happening in his country and Paul looks to Lori to take the case. Founding partner Shirley Schmidt arrives with a mission to bring order to the firm.
  12. 12. From Whence We Came
    16 January 2005
    44min
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    Lori, along with Denny and Shirley, defends a school superintendent who fired two science teachers because they refused to teach creationism and is now being sued by them. Alan learns his assistant has expressed concern about their work relationship.
  13. 13. It Girls and Beyond
    23 January 2005
    43min
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    Brad becomes attracted to his client who is being sued for having a relationship with her boss merely for financial purposes. To make matters more difficult, Brad convinces himself that she is lying about being a lesbian.
  14. 14. 'Til We Meat Again
    13 February 2005
    42min
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    While out with Tara, Alan ends up causing a bar room brawl and as a result, becomes arrested for conspiracy to commit assault and battery. Shirley and Denny represent a man whose steakhouse is being put out of business because the public wants to ban red
  15. 15. Tortured Souls
    20 February 2005
    42min
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    Shirley asks Alan Shore to use his odious lawyering to help her defend a police officer accused of torture. Donny Crane returns and is the opposing counsel in Denny's case, with Chelina Hall as second chair, where a woman wants to sue her former boyfriend
  16. 16. Let Sales Ring
    13 March 2005
    43min
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    Milton Bombay is asking the courts to allow him to be frozen until another century so he can continue his legacy of being a great lawyer and needs Denny and Shirley to defend him.
  17. 17. Death Be Not Proud
    20 March 2005
    44min
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    Chelina asks Alan to assist her in Texas because her former client is getting executed but may be innocent of the crime. An old friend of Denny and Shirley asks them for legal representation when she is charged with having sexual encounters for a fee.

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2005
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4.7 out of 5 stars

493 global ratings

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BirmanMumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Written by the guy behind Ally MacBeal, and starring brilliant actors.
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I saw this when considering buying the boxset of Ally MacBeal, and was really interested. I had caught a couple of eps of the practice (Boston Legal is the spinoff of that show) and really liked James Spader in it, so thought I'd take a punt and download this. Well, I love a legal show (British or American) and have watched many, but this is up there as one of my faves. William Shatner and James Spader make a bizarre and heartwarming 'couple'. I think the show, however, really takes off when Candice Bergen joins. The show has a less 'heavy' feel than The Practice, although Spader's character is the same and has the same flaws that were touched on in the previous show. It flips from being a hilarious, slightly farcical (in the best way) show to making you think about some very important social issues that, I think, are relevant to people from all countries/cultures. So I suggest you give this show a try.
5 people found this helpful
RipleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing
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I bought this because I love the Blacklist and James Spader. But I have read the reviews on here and feel I must be missing something because I didn't find it very good to be honest. The first episode was just straight in and I ended up checking to see if I had put the right disk in because it felt like it was half way through something, with no introductions to characters or storyline it just seemed a bit of a mish mash and to be honest a bit silly, yes its dated now but still I expected more. I really wanted to love this but I don't think I will even get through the first series, good job it only cost me £3.
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MichaelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Danny Crane
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We need more Danny Crane. Modern drama is just boring, PC, woke Bull crap. Powerful women apparently need to inflate their egos by making men look like pussies. Boston Legal avoids this by giving every character regardless of sex, character. All without invading women's safe spaces like the shared bathroom in Ally MCBeal and no dancing babies.
Jan HawkinsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
hysterically funny yet with real moments of depth
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I have only recently found the joys of Boston Legal - the ensemble lead by James Spader and William Shatner, are all capable of enlivening comedic delivery, as are Spader and Shatner - amazingly so. But the tenderness of the relationship between these two men is incredibly moiving, and the show takes on the important political and moral issues, treading a fine line (brilliantly) between flippancy and seriousness - I am completely entranced!
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Plom de NumeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kirk to Enterprise: it's TV, but much better than we know it!
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Fans of such diverse pleasures as The Sopranos and Huff may well find in this series a further oasis of quality TV. There's an attractive core cast and milieu, lovely production values and zappy dialogue, plus consistently and wickedly original legal shenanigans to keep us engaged.

Easily Boston Legal's best feature, of course, is the sustained double-act between James Spader and William Shatner. Spader has always been an eye-catching, nuanced and authentic cinema actor. Here, he makes the switch to TV with, if anything, an uplift in his work (mostly through the room he's given to inhabit and grow into his austere but enchanting character; which he clearly does, over the course of things).

Shatner, meanwhile, is a revelation in his ability to sustain self-deprecation within the persona of an outwardly gross and superficial character whose vulnerability (and occasional steel) is, again, beautifully developed across the series. His regular delivery of (and reaction to his delivery of) his own character's name - "Denny Crane" - is a constant joy.

The Spader-Shatner show is, in fact, a sustained double impersonation (or "interpretation" if you like) of an otherwise impossible comic-acting "dream team." Watching these two at work is nothing less than seeing a partnership between Charles Laughton and W. C. Fields brought to unlikely but fantastically effective life - and again, given the time and material to forge something really precious (and hilarious) between them.

Listen out for the sound Denny's mobile phone makes when he flips it open, by the way...
3 people found this helpful
V. H. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top-notch entertainment
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Have seen BL over 10 times. It never disappoints. Amazon’s HD quality was a very high and clear resolution no regrets.

If you haven’t seen Boston Legal, you should. It’s awesome Legal drama with loads of comedy thrown in. I personally prefer it to Suits. I love everything about it. From the cast to the soundtracks to the dialogue.
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Mrs. Philomena SmartReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
BEST TV SERIES EVER
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I found the first series quite by accident and then seemed to be the only person who had ever heard of it, till I found out my Osteopath was a fan, our sessions were spent discussing it!My Son and I are now on series 4, with 5 waiting on the shelf. when that is finished we intend to start from the beginning again. The scene in early series with Denny Crane walking between reporters and muttering rubbish, Whose the Daddy and Pop goes the Weazel, is priceless I am now buying series one for a Christmas gift for a friend. I think between us we have brought it to the attention of a lot of people,which can only be a good thing, it will make the world a more joyful place, but also more thoughtful as in later episodes some of the more serious world problems are brought up beautifully, and giving much pause for thought;it ought to be discussed round the water cooler. Wonderful. Five stars are not enough.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
very humorous look at lawyers and also very worrying if they're anything like this in real life!
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This tv series is a very humorous and sometimes serious take on the legal profession and a particular group of male and female lawyers.
It's hard to imagine real lawyers having the freedom to speak to one another and to judges and other people as openly and abruptly as these lawyers do.If you watch the programme and don't take it too seriously it is certainly entertaining - I don't usually watch legal - based dramas/programmes but I managed to watch 17 episodes of boston legal in 3 days.Be warned though:if you don't like men constantly talking about sex and throwing inuendo around an office then steer clear of what's on offer here.James spader and william shatner are relentless in their pursuit of their female colleagues and any other women.
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