Boston Legal 1/17

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by busyba, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

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    Best part of the show is the final scenes on the balcony. Always interesting. I was not watching this much but decided MJF was reason enough to tune back in. Excellent work.

    Frankly, I don't have any issue with MJF at all All things considered, I think he does a great job. I notice the motor problems but they are certainly less invasive than Hands and besides, any excuse to watch Julie Bowen is fine with me.
     
  2. Cue-Ball

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    I have to agree with this. I really like Michael J Fox as an actor, but watching him now is distracting and difficult.

    Overall, this show is just great. I *LOVE* James Spader's character. He is so direct and to-the-point while still having an air of class. Absolutely love it. I'm really glad he was able to get Hands off the hook, but i was hoping it wouldn't require bringing up his Aspergers. I prefer to see him win his cases based on his charm and ability to present an argument as the strength of the argument itself.
     
  3. BrandonSi

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  4. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless

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    I think the most unsettling thing about watching MJF's performance is the editing. I assume MJF can only keep still for a few moments at a time, and the show does a lot of back-and-forth cuts during his scenes. Watching him twitch really isn't an issue, it actually gives him and his character some color (too bad the character couldn't also be suffering from Parkinsons?) but the quick cuts really bug me.
     
  5. Fish Man

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    I thought the same thing.

    Why couldn't they write essentially the same story that introduced MJF's character but have the disease be Parkensens rather than cancer, and have MJF play that part?

    The story couldn't be exactly the same, of course, since a Parkensen's patient isn't usually staring an imminent death right in the face as a patient with advanced cancer often is. But they could still have had his character manipulate a trial of a promising new drug to treat Parkensens rather than cancer and get sued for that.

    Anyway, I really love this show!

    Denny and Alan doing the mambo was the highlight of the show.

    Best line:

    Alan Shore: [After confirming he does indeed like Bev] She makes my friend smile. That's enough for me.

    That line brought a tear to my eye!
     
  6. ToddAtl

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    Nice episode this week! This show is so much more enjoyable when the "hot button" political speech of the week fails to make an appearance
     
  7. Rcrew

    Rcrew Active Member

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    Late to the party here. Just realized over the weekend, that I hadn't watched Boston Legal last week.

    Checked the recording history, and the 1/17 episode is flagged as "Not Recorded - 28 day rule, episode appears in the NPL or TD list."

    Never figured out bit-torent episode grabbing. Anyone able to help me out with a copy of the ep?
     

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