Boston Legal : Season 5

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Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: Led by an Emmy Award-winning cast, "Boston Legal" returns for its fifth and final season to tell the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Sometimes irreverent and funny, sometimes intense and moving, "Boston Legal" pridesLed by an Emmy Award-winning cast, "Boston Legal" returns for its fifth and final season to tell the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Sometimes irreverent and funny, sometimes intense and moving, "Boston Legal" prides itself on being at the forefront of issue-oriented television, often addressing issues that are underreported by the media. Fast-paced and wildly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.

    Back-to-back Emmy Award winners James Spader and William Shatner play Alan Shore and Denny Crane, unlikely kindred spirits among the brigade of high-priced litigators at Crane Poole & Schmidt. In addition, Shirley Schmidt (played by five-time Emmy winner Candice Bergen), a founding partner of the firm, continues to help bring order to the chaotic office. She keeps a vigilant eye on all, particularly on Denny Crane, with whom she shares a checkered past.

    Continuing to keep the office staff in tow is no-nonsense senior partner Carl Sack (Emmy Award winner John Larroquette), yet another ex-boyfriend of Shirley's, who has a newfound respect for the quirky team. Added to the mix are Jerry Espenson (Emmy Award winner Christian Clemenson), Shore's friend and fellow lawyer who suffers from Aspergers syndrome; and Katie Lloyd (Tara Summers), a young associate who is proving that she can run with the big dogs in the Boston offices. US Broadcast History
    Oct 2004 - Mar 2005, Sunday at 10:00 PM on ABC and CH (Canada)
    Sep 2005 - Apr 2008, Tuesday at 10:00 PM on ABC and CH (Canada)
    Apr 2008 - May 2008, Wednesday at 10:00 PM on ABC and E! (Canada)
    Sep 2008, Monday at 10:00 PM on ABC and E! (Canada)
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  • Genre(s): Drama

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  1. Jun 4, 2012
    10
    One of the best shows of the last decade, David E. Kelly and his cast of characters deliver an amazing Emmy award winning performance. JamesOne of the best shows of the last decade, David E. Kelly and his cast of characters deliver an amazing Emmy award winning performance. James Spader and William Shatner play so well together, along with Candice Bergen and the other great characters. It was awful of ABC to cancel this show. A must watch for law show fans and a very informative (yet liberally biased) show that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys current issues. Collapse
  2. Jan 12, 2011
    10
    During the fifth season it seems like the writers knew that Boston Legal was going to end soon giving them the opportunity to let loose andDuring the fifth season it seems like the writers knew that Boston Legal was going to end soon giving them the opportunity to let loose and have a lot of fun. Denny Crane and Alan Shore are as great as ever and the supporting cast doesn't get in the way as much as it did in the earlier seasons. While some may argue that this season feels a little light on the drama of earlier seasons, there are still plenty of touching moments between Denny and Alan as well as the other characters. The series finale is priceless.

    If you've never seen the show, you could jump into season five right away, but I recommend starting with season one. David E. Kelley writes a sharp script with crisp dialog and plots that never get too repetitive. Definitely one of the best and most original (ironically given the series start on The Practice) courtroom dramadies.
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