The New York Times called Alan Shore (James Spader) despicable. I so disagree. He will do anything for a friend–remember the two parter with Andrew McCarthy? when it was still The Practice? He truly believed in his friend’s innocence; and yes it was cute that the best friend from high school days was Andrew McCarthy.
Alan Shore also helps people in need. True his methods might be unethical and devious, but he gets results. And maybe we need a great anti-hero right now.
This continues, but read the post below if you haven’t. It’s better than I thought
I have to say that I have never liked blonde haired men; James Spader cured me of that a long time ago. But he’s unique, quirky, and yes, I get crazy just writing this. Once wrote that I hope we never meet, not that there’s much chance of that. Still hope that as I would fall into the earth and die on the spot, and not many people make me feel like that. Okay nobody else makes me feel like that.
Boston Legal is one of the few shows, cable or network, or maybe the only that delves into issues, and dares dissent about politics.
It’s especially good on First Amendment issues, think I hear the voice of David E Kelley there. Have been wondering how they’re going to take the five episodes that were made last year, and make them relevant to today since so much has happened. Maybe they can stand on their own. Who cares? I get to see James Spader in an episode I have never seen before.
And yes I love Denny Crane, Denny Crane (William Shatner.) How can anybody not love a character who wrestles with his sanity so lucidly, or not?
Not to shill myself, but I believe that I was the first blogger to point out how well dressed Denny Crane is.
Can a Democrat and a Republican be best friends today? Love Alan Shore and Denny Crane’s friendship, and their talks at the end of the show. When Denny was on medication to keep his intellect up, and Alan told him that he didn’t want him on the medication; that he loved him the way he was; I teared up.
Have seen a zillion buddy scenes on TV, but the friendship between Alan and Denny is one for the ages.
Boston Legal is the first network series for adults; maybe the first series at all for quirky adults who think. I know that Lucia would debate me here, and say that Nip and Tuck is, but I know what she will be watching tonight at 10 PM on ABC.
When I reviewed film I named Secretary as my number one film of 2002; still believe that. It was the first film I have ever seen that I liked more than the story it was based on. Where Mr. Gray in the story was your ordinary S&M fetishist; Mr. Gray in the film was somebody exceptional; and that is all I’m going to say about it.
I’m beginning to veer into total kinkiness; would rather not say anything about the batteries—never mind.
It’s a beautiful day, my toe isn’t throbbing and I think I have to walk this excitement off.
Last year when I wrote about James Spader, somebody called me pathetic and more. Don’t even go there. I have learned much in the past year about answering comments; I take James Spader about as seriously as I do politics, and I have met many bloggers who feel the same about him and/or William Shatner.
Of course I secretly hoped that it was James Spader himself who made that comment but I know that it wasn’t.
I don’t have crushes like this; never had before, even on rock stars. It’s weird and I can’t believe how long it has lasted. Since the first time I saw Sex Lies and Videtapes, not on video, but in a movie theater.
Need a reality check please; or maybe this is my way of dealing with uncertain times, as it grows each year.
My crush on James Spader is so big that I feel strange writing any of this. Think I need to meet somebody in the real world. I don’t like having a crush on an image, however….