Boston Legal

By Rev/Views

For those of you who don't already know. Boston Legal has been renewed for a 5th and final season. It will number only 13 episodes, but it's at least something because the show has been struggling for viewers. David E. Kelley has given up his rights over the American remake of Life on Mars to bring us this.

It's a little bittersweet, I'm not suprised that the show is getting axed. It's been struggling to get decent viewership and really only seems to appeal to a small and wealthy portion of the American public. But, David E. Kelley has stood up and paid a hefty price in order to have a chance to wrap things up and provide closure for the loyal viewers of the show.

I for one look forward to watching it and I admire David's decision to fight for his show and the viewers. Giving us an ending rather than allowing the network to axe it and leave things hanging.

I hope it ends well for Alan, Denny, Jerry and co.

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2 comments so far.

  1. MysterLynch 7 June 2008 at 03:01
    Given that Kelly made a point of including BL's final season in his negotiations for LOM, I can't help but think his heart (and head) will be in this final season.

    Personally, I really enjoyed seasons one and two, but as time has gone on, the overall quality has really slipped.

    Here is hoping they ride out with their heads held high.
  2. Rev 8 June 2008 at 09:35
    I must agree the quality has slipped somewhat. In particular I've never been happy with the way characters get sidelined away because the show just seems to forget about them. Especially Lake Bell/Sally Heep and Mark Valley/Brad Chase (Who was just fantastic in the episode with the axe and the church door.)

    But I do still find the Denny/Alan, Alan/Jerry and Jerry/Katie interactions fantastic and the out of court stuff is as great as ever.

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