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Wedding Bells

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    David E. Kelley's new show..........blowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwws.

    Yikes, the boy wonder lost his touch.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Really? I like it!
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I loved Picket Fences, L.A. Law, Boston Public, Ally.... but this is much less funny to me.
  4. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Not really funny, ha ha, but I kind of liked it. Just a bit over the top.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Boy wonder lost his touch sometime around the middle of the second season of Boston Public.

    He was always a melodramatic sort, so it was tough to take BP seriously, but wow, did that show turn shitty in a hurry. Did he ever explain why he had the teacher survive the stabbing only to send him off to the psych ward two shows into the next year?
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I liked this one. Had the Ally McBeal feel to it. I'll keep watching.

    Of course, I could watch Teri Polo 24/7/365 with little problem.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Usually it takes until the third season for Kelley to start mailing it in. But I will say he has had a more consistent record of success than Bochco.
  8. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Hill Street alone gave Bochco a more consistent record of success. It was one of the three greatest shows in TV history.
    What has Kelley done that wasn't crap three years into its run?
    If a show doesn't start out ridiculous, like Picket Fences, it turns ridiculous as The Practice and LA Law did.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sure, Boccho had Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, and shares L.A. Law with Kelley, but dropped a lot of bombs in between (Cop Rock, anyone? Byrds of Paradise? Civil Wars? Beverly Hills Buntz?) ABC got one good show out of stealing Boccho from NBC. Meanwhile, Kelley has been putting out shows for 15 years that at least for a while were considered quality TV and were part of the cultural zeitgeist.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Harry Senate!

    (At least I think that was his name. And wasn't he banging a colleague at one point? Or maybe it was a student.)

    After that "cliffhanger," this casual fan couldn't get back into the show.
  11. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Jeri Ryan and Sharon Leal as school teachers, though, wasn't at least somewhat redemptive?

    Bochco had Cop Rock, Kelley had Rocks Off.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Probably one of the main reasons I watched it as much as I did.

    I didn't watch Ally McBeal, but damn, that show seemed to slip realllllllllllly fast.
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