My mantra, "What would Alan Shore do?" comes from my second favorite television show, Boston Legal. Minor spoiler ahead.
Last night’s episode was for May sweeps and was exceptional. I liked seeing the Alan and Denny in Los Angeles although I thought Alan’s case wasn’t all that challenging. The prosecution just didn’t make any decent agrument. For me, the highlight of the show was William Shatner breaking the fourth wall with Shirley for the kiss. That caught me totally off guard. I was equally as surprised when James Spader jumped in on the game to reference "next season" with Shatner’s followup question of "same night?" and Spader’s response, "God I hope so." Well played guys!
2 thoughts on “Boston Legal Sweeps Show Awesome!”
I think the case in Los Angeles was just a backdrop to Denny and Alan’s relationship, which is hilarious in it’s homoerotic references made by two aggressively straight guys. The two scenes in LA, one in which Alan got mad to Denny for assuming Alan would not allow Denny to sign his living will, and at end of the trial, when Alan refused to be engaged with the accused woman because she was “Denny’s girl” took the relationship between the two to a new level. The breaking of the fourth wall was symbolic in that Denny and Alan live in their own reality within the show, rarely constrained by mundane logic.