Final Arguments for Boston Legal

I’ve expressed my appreciation for Boston Legal in the past so you know my affection for most things from David E. Kelley. Tonight, the series airs its final two episodes and I couldn’t let the moment go without acknowledging the passing of a trend in television. Two, actually. First, Boston Legal is quirky, idiosyncratic and maddening as it swings from drama to slapstick. ABC is rapidly draining itself of shows with a hint of originality, personality and even whimsy.

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