Monday, December 15, 2008

Farewell, Boston Legal

I will miss this show a lot. Over the years, they covered nearly every topic of interest to me, and some that became interesting to me after seeing it on Boston Legal.

I was never a big William Shatner fan prior to this show, but I did love his ability to make fun of himself. He took it to a higher level as Denny Crane, the famous turned infamous right-wing defender of all things I'm against, but forgivable given his mad-cow disease. And his friendship with James Spader.

Now James Spader, I have been a fan of since his '80's movies. (My personal fave is White Palace, but that's me.) On Monday nights (or whatever night they were on depending on the season), I got to hear him pontificate grandly, defending my position most of the time, but in ways that had never even occurred to me until he said them (through the glorious words of the glorious David E. Kelley - my all-time favorite television writer). His womanizing was forgivable, given his admiration for intelligent women in particular.

This is the only show I know of that has openly mocked our sitting Supreme Court. Now that might offend some, but personally, I found it hysterical. And having Justice Alito marry two male characters? (I won't spoil it just in case anyone hasn't seen the season finale yet.) I mean, come on! Who does that?

Once The Sopranos left us, Boston Legal became the best show on television. Funny, poignant, controversial, thought-provoking, very often politically incorrect, and SMART.

And Kori, it is available and totally worth renting on Netflix!

Boston Legal, I will miss you, and all of your reincarnations throughout your years. Thanks for the memories.

13 comments:

Kori said...

Janet loves that show, too...off to Netflix, ha ha.

Natalie said...

That was one of those shows I thought I could like but never got around to watching it. I may also have to rent the DVD's.

Dingo said...

I loved James Spader when he was stirring things up on The Practice but I just didn't follow him over to Boston Legal. I have to admit, William Shatner was hilarious.

Laura said...

My tv legal drama was LA Law, way back when, and I have not watched another since then, even if it did get ridiculous in the end. I have a hard time now getting into characters and situations, but maybe I'll give Boston Legal a DVD try.

Immoral Matriarch said...

BUT WHAT ABOUT PUSHING DAISIES? AND ELI STONE???

WAHHHHHH! *lol*

Savvy Mode SG said...

well all good thing must come to an end at some time. hopefully you will find something new to like.

Leona Raisin said...

Since you mention Boston Legal, name the star trio on the show > [Mad Spa Jeers] + [Narwhal Elitism] + [Beg Nice Dancer]. Play today's TV anagram game.

won said...

Oh my gosh............Just about an hour ago, I was thinking what a bummer it is that tonight I do not get to watch Boston Legal!!

It was a great ending last week, don't you think?

So, that's probably why I am on the computer tonight....

Jeff said...

I'm with you 100% April... one of the few shows I watch on TV and right up there as one of my favs. I even wrote this post last summer about how brilliant I thought the episode was. Farewell Denny Crane and Alan Shore. Ye will be missed.

Huckdoll said...

I never seriously got into BL, but the few dozen times I watched it I LOVED it and always made a point to try and make it a regular. I might have to rent them all now that I remember how awesome a show it was. Too bad it's over.

Suzie said...

I-love- Bill- and-I -always -will-no-matter-what-show-he-is-on- (Thats my bill shatterner impression in case you couldnt tell)

Don Mills Diva said...

I've never actually watched that show but White Palace is one of my fav movies e-vah!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I don't watch much TV, so the shows I actually like I end up becoming addicted to. I felt this way when Alias ended. Sigh.