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#1 of 87 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 19 2006 - 05:12 AM

The wackiest law firm in Bean Town is back for another season. Michael J. Fox's character gets into trouble for trying to buy a lung, and Jerry "Hands" Espenson is in trouble for riding with a not-so-live doll in the HOV lanes.
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Posted September 20 2006 - 02:56 AM

Wow! No one has responded to this yet. I thought it was a teriffic episode, very funny and outrageous as always. Not crazy about Shatner's toupee though. For the first time since Star Trek: The Motion Picture, it just looks like a rug. His shorter toupee from the first season looked much more natural.

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Posted September 20 2006 - 04:31 AM

How long before we start seeing inflatable Candice Bergen dolls appearing on Ebay? Posted Image
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#4 of 87 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted September 20 2006 - 06:22 AM

It's good to have this show back for the zany it brings week-in, week-out. The Schmidt-SchmidtHol staredown was a classic scene.

The ending coda was a little sad, perhaps opening the door for both to explore true intimacy with other ladies this season.
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Posted September 20 2006 - 08:22 AM

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The doll looked so much like her, it was creepy. A great episode, though.
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#6 of 87 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted September 20 2006 - 10:54 AM

> How long before we start seeing inflatable Candice Bergen dolls appearing on Ebay?

Geez, be patient. I type slowly!

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Posted September 21 2006 - 01:01 AM

Dagnabit, I missed it. Hopefully it'll be re-aired.

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Posted September 21 2006 - 01:23 AM

I missed it, too. I was hoping to catch a stream at ABC.com, but it appears they are not streaming BL this season. Drat! Posted Image
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Posted September 21 2006 - 02:38 AM

I always love the final scenes from Boston Legal. They say soooo much in those scenes that they don't actually say. It was clear both men were lying, and yet they never had to say it. Those final scenes each week are my favorite moments from BL.

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Posted September 21 2006 - 03:04 AM

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Not crazy about Shatner's toupee though. For the first time since Star Trek: The Motion Picture, it just looks like a rug.

I thought something looked...off..about his hair! Also, it looks like Spader has put on some weight.

Enough about everyone's looks, though. I thought the episode was a bit uneven, with the highlights being (as usual) Alan in the courtroom, and the end scene with Denny and Alan. Shirley staring down her "counterpart" was classic, as well.

We get another "Breaking the 4th Wall" when Alan comments on feeling like a recurring character in a TV series, and Denny utters another one in next week's preview. I love that. Posted Image

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Posted September 21 2006 - 03:23 AM

This is probably my favorite show right now. My wife and I were rolling with laughter during the episode.
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#12 of 87 OFFLINE   Greg_C_T

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Posted September 27 2006 - 05:02 AM

Any thoughts on the new characters introduced last night? I disliked the new girl at first, but she eventually turned "fun". Posted Image

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Posted September 27 2006 - 06:01 AM

At first I also didn't like them. But, once Coho started going..I liked him. Reminded me of how Alan used to be before becoming all mopey. Also, enjoyed Denny's little people rant at the end.

-Just wondering. I know its shallow. But, that is some kind of scar on the face of the new girl.

-Also, waiting for the comments for those here who hate when they break that 4th wall. Posted Image
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#14 of 87 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted September 27 2006 - 07:01 AM

"Cue the music" plus the comment about why weren't the new people in the season premiere. Posted Image

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Posted September 27 2006 - 05:36 PM

How can y'all not know who Constance Zimmer is? She's a spitfire, and will easily hold her own against anyone in the firm. Craig Bierko is a bit of a jackass, but can bring the witty reparte, so he gets a pass so far. So far, liked the setup so far for the cases in the short run.
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Posted September 28 2006 - 03:36 AM

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"Cue the music" plus the comment about why weren't the new people in the season premiere. Posted Image

Not to mention Denny welcoming the new people to "Boston Legal." He was welcoming to the show. The law firm is Crane, Poole and Schmidt, not Boston Legal. That entire opening was great. Is it just me, or did this episode seem a lot more like a season premiere? If fact, this episode and next week's episode would have been a great two-hour premiere. I wonder why they aired that other episode first. I, also, really disliked the new girl at first, but Coho is great. It took me a minute to realize he's the guy from Scary Movie 4. This should be a great season.

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Posted September 28 2006 - 05:35 AM

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waiting for the comments for those here who hate when they break that 4th wall.

I like the times they've broken the 4th wall, but they need to keep it in check and not do it every week. Every now and then is fun, but it they overdo it, it will just become a cheesy gimmick.

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Posted September 28 2006 - 09:22 AM

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I like the times they've broken the 4th wall, but they need to keep it in check and not do it every week. Every now and then is fun, but it they overdo it, it will just become a cheesy gimmick.
I actully thought they were just doing in it occasionally. I thought it was a great way to introduce the new characters. Admit it, a lot of you were wondering why they hadn't been introduced in the first episode, weren't you?
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Posted September 28 2006 - 10:15 AM

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I actully thought they were just doing in it occasionally. I thought it was a great way to introduce the new characters. Admit it, a lot of you were wondering why they hadn't been introduced in the first episode, weren't you?

Oh, I loved it, and it made perfect sense. But they've had three 4th wall breaks in two episodes. I just don't want it to get overdone to where we're saying "Oh not this tired gimmick again."

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Posted September 28 2006 - 11:25 AM

They've actually had four 4th wall breaks in two weeks.

Alan Shore feeling like a character on a TV show.
Denny Crane mentioning if there were new people they would have been in the series premiere.
Denny Crane welcoming the new people to "Boston Legal."
Denny Crane saying "Cue the music" just before the opening theme.

And don't forget the first season when Odo (sorry, he'll always be Odo to me), asked Alan Shore in the board meeting if there was some place he'd rather be, and Alan said, "Yes, I'd rather be on cable. That's were all the best work is being done."


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