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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 31, 2008
Season #: 1, 2
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61

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

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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. There’s a cynicism balancing the upbeat goofiness of Eli Stone.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    Adorably quirky and emotionally surprising, Eli Stone is a legal drama the same way Pushing Daisies (how I miss it) is a mere whodunit.
  4. 70
    Eli Stone is not quite there yet; the characters are pretty thinly drawn in the first few episodes, and the law cases seem heavily tilted toward the "little guy" side.
  5. Though Berlanti doesn't always get the balance right and there's no telling whether people will glom onto Eli the way they did Ally, having seen three episodes and been entertained through most of them is saying something, at least.
  6. 40
    Sadly, no matter how spunky and weird Eli Stone might be at times, at its heart it's Slick Yuppie Lawyer Makes Good, for the millionth time over.
  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 worldI 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
    10
    Jonny Lee Miller is brilliant! This is a wonderfully unique show and should definitely stay on the air!
  3. PeterK.
    Feb 4, 2008
    10
    Eli Stone delivers laughs and intrigue, but may suffer from having too selective an audience (those who remember the '80s). A quirky 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
    10
    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 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
    9
    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
    9
    Great Show with brilliant cast and wonderful stories
  7. EdM.
    Feb 18, 2008
    0
    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 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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