- 5 Seasons
Boston Legal was a well written TV sitcom that described in funny but also sometimes serious, dialog about a group of very bright lawyers who were often highly emotional and at times, irreverent in their actions and words. It was a TV sitcom that constantly moved and progressed in its story lines and kept the viewer glued to his or her seat and left many wandering how the hour would end. Often, it brought up a current problem that was plaguing many at the time such as Alzheimer's. In Boston Legal, there were many award-winning actors and actresses such as William Shatner, James Spader, Candice Bergen, Christian Clemenson and Katie Lloyd. There were many issues that were dealt with on this sitcom such as depression and other mental health issues. This series discussed issues that were not reported by the media and that made the show all the more interesting and intriguing. Jerry Espenson, a lawyer on the show, suffered from Aspergers Syndrome and this disorder was brought up now and then, especially when he found a girlfriend, played by Tara Summers. Aspergers Syndrome is when a person has no control over what they say or do at times. Of course, this makes for good TV viewing and for an interesting plot. This TV series was fast paced, interesting and often engaged the audience in thinking about topics they would not think about or discuss with others. What make this show particularly interesting was the relationship between Alan Shore, played with James Spader and Denny Crane, played by William Shatner. These two were constantly stretching the boundaries of law and of personal conduct. Shirley Schmidt, played by Candice Bergen who was a founding partner of the firm, is constantly trying to bring order to a very disorderly law office.