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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: A San Francisco lawyer begins seeing things including George Michael.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Eli Stone offers a well-stirred mix of character comedy, relationship drama, legal cases and musical numbers.
  2. Effortlessly mixing drama and wit, mysticism and biting social commentary, there is a real glow to Eli Stone that will brighten your day and lift your spirits. That is a very rare thing on television.
  3. There’s a cynicism balancing the upbeat goofiness of Eli Stone.
  4. Eli Stone, lightweight and proudly quirky.
  5. 50
    The tone of this odd show (created by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, and initially directed by Ken Olin) is both sweet and wacky, as if it were made by David E. Kelley, he of "Ally McBeal." But it's missing something.
  6. 40
    Despite a good cast led by Jonny Lee Miller as Eli, and despite the happy San Francisco setting, Eli Stone is a bag of too-familiar tricks.
  7. The main deadly force in Eli Stone is its scripts, which are ever so spritely in tone, ever so dumb in essence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 5 out of 45
  1. Dec 24, 2013
    I am not a fan of musicals, but this is something so much more. With rich characters offering us an unusual, yet very optimistic world experiences, it brings something uplifting and intelligent to the screen. Expand
  2. SThomas
    Apr 7, 2008
    Jonny Lee Miller is brilliant! This is a wonderfully unique show and should definitely stay on the air!
  3. PeterK.
    Feb 4, 2008
    Eli Stone delivers laughs and intrigue, but may suffer from having too selective an audience (those who remember the '80s). A quirky writing style and unexpected plot twists kept me fully engaged in the premier episode. Expand
  4. JaneZ.
    Apr 16, 2008
    This is such a refreshing show and so well done. It is fun and entertaining. The cast is well suited together. I look forward every week to Thursday evening and Eli Stone. I hope it will be renewed. Expand
  5. Del
    Mar 14, 2008
    Compared to what's on right now, this is a pretty decent show. Some comedy, small amount of drama. All in all, not bad. A pleasant 1 hr.
  6. ShannaB.
    Apr 14, 2008
    Great Show with brilliant cast and wonderful stories
  7. EdM.
    Feb 18, 2008
    Wow, another quirky tv show about a lawyer. How original. How about a show about a talking horse that is a lawyer? Don't make me drive to Hollywood and force them to make a good tv show. It wont be pretty. Expand

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