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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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62

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8.3

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
    10
    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. Feb 14, 2012
    10
    My wife and I have watched 17 episodes so far and we're having trouble understanding why it had such a short run. The characters are real and likable, the casting seems very good, the individual scenes seem well-directed, the story lines are compelling, there seem to be enough little surprises to keep the viewers on their toes and the vision sequences offer the cast a chance to act out of character allowing them a way to expand. I wish there were more episodes. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    5
    Not terrible, but pretty uninspired. I am always annoyed by things that are blandly "spiritual," poorly acted, and full of stereotypical characters and situations. Eli Stone has all three. I often find myself thinking that the cases that Stone champions are, based on the evidence that he has, wrongly decided. A couple of good actors and fresh faces with largely innocuous plots aren't really a problem, other than the kind of obvious left-wing agenda of most of the plots. Expect evil corporations, sinister churches, greedy businessmen and the shiftless lawyers who defend them. Meh. Expand

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