History YMMV / BostonLegal

28th Jun '15 11:44:42 AM Discar
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.''Series/ModernFamily''.
23rd May '15 12:51:08 AM TwilightChronicles
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After Denise manages to get a sympathetic client a better settlement than initially offered by bluffing that the amount offered by the other side is unacceptable and threatening to beat them in court for much more, she immediately assures the client that she would never have let that offer actually walk out the door had her bluff been called. It's a very genuine moment that establishes her as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and proves that, despite her cold exterior, she really does care about helping her clients and fighting for what's right.


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** Shirley [[spoiler: ending the life of her suffering father after a long court battle for the right to do so]] is one of the show's most iconic non-comedy scenes, and for good reason. Overlaps with a strange CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Shirley tells Alan that while she will inevitably have to fire him for ''something'', the way he fought for her in court will make it much harder.
** Alan's impassioned speech toward the end of the show, in which he says he wishes he could [[spoiler: tear the Alzheimer's from Denny's body and fight it to the death if it would stop the disease from claiming his mind]]. The moment is so viscerally emotional, especially for viewers who have friends or loved ones [[spoiler: who have suffered from Alzheimer's or any mental illness]] and have found themselves wishing the very same thing.
21st May '15 1:43:59 AM unclejack
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julie Bowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julie Bowen, Creator/JulieBowen, following the success she's had as one of the stars in ''ModernFamily''.
14th Apr '15 6:57:15 AM unclejack
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** Tara's voice. Holy hell, Rhona Mitra.

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** Tara's voice. Holy hell, Rhona Mitra.Creator/RhonaMitra.
11th Mar '15 4:23:02 PM nighttrainfm
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* HilariousInHindsight: The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.

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The pilot deals with a woman who sues casting directors after her African-American daughter was passed over for the title role in ''{{Theatre/Annie}}'', a part traditionally played by a white actress, culminating in an iconic moment in which the Reverend Al Sharpton bursts into the courtroom and demands "Give the world a black Little Orphan Annie!". Ten years later, and ''Annie'' is being remade starring Quvenzhané Wallis, a black actress.actress.
** In that very same speech, Reverend Sharpton calls for an "African-American Spider-Man." [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Miles Morales]], that's your cue.
10th Mar '15 4:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* TearJerker: While normally a zany, wacky, funny show, when ''BostonLegal'' decides to make you cry, you are damn well going to cry.

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* TearJerker: While normally a zany, wacky, funny show, when ''BostonLegal'' ''Series/BostonLegal'' decides to make you cry, you are damn well going to cry.
3rd Mar '15 8:09:43 AM jmparker78
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* AuthorTract: Alan Shore's name might as well have been "Author Tract".
2nd Mar '15 2:47:52 PM jmparker78
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* StrawmanPolitical: Particularly in the last three seasons, Creator/DavidEKelley pretty much just used the show as a soapbox for his views, lampshading it more than once. If you agreed with his views, you likely loved it and called it the best show on television. If you didn't, you likely shouted at the screen during Alan's lengthy closing arguments and found yourself liking Brad more than any other character.
27th Dec '14 9:52:32 PM caroline1990
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* TheScrappy: [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome.

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* TheScrappy: [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery Jerry Espenson]], to IRL people with Asperger's Syndrome. While Christian Clemenson is a fine actor, who plays an exceedingly likable character, the character, besides his absurd hopping, purring, and squealing tics, is also for the most part a little too normal in mannerism and speech pattern, which may or may not be especially ironic, since a few of us theorize that an autism spectrum person may have been right under the writers' noses, if you've ever watched any clips of the series' star speaking in real life.
27th Dec '14 5:03:33 PM caroline1990
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* ChubbyChaser: Marlene Stanger. Androgy-Woman Era Sally Heep. Judge Gloria Weldon. That weird middle-aged chick they called 'The Beav' for some reason. Most of the female audience members...season three on.
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