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Started by angelico on Oct 9, 2019 10:04:44 PM
Ally McBeal redux

watching again after 20 years

any views or reflections?

anyone become a lawyer because?

Avonlea - 09 Oct 2019 23:43:35 (#1 of 14)

No, I became a lawyer because of This Life.

I was in my first year of law school when Ally McBeal was on TV and we watched it. A friend who’s now a pretty high profile criminal barrister, and married to a circuit judge, used to mimic the wardrobe of Portia de Rossi’s character and once turned up for a 9am lecture wearing a tuxedo suit and slim silk tie, when the rest of us were dressed in hoodies and jeans.

Tomnoddy - 09 Oct 2019 23:49:51 (#2 of 14)

That was goodness knows how many hours I'll never get back. And how do you really say Poughkeepsie?

Tenesmus - 09 Oct 2019 23:59:05 (#3 of 14)

Ask the dancing baby.

angelico - 10 Oct 2019 08:09:03 (#4 of 14)

slightly encouraged by an episode about mysogeny

think we are actually better now

not something I say very often

Catspyjamas17 - 10 Oct 2019 09:08:12 (#5 of 14)

I watched a couple of episodes but didn't get on with it.

This Life + LA Law. I also have a slightly similar hairstyle to Grace Van Owen.

CaptainBlack - 10 Oct 2019 09:12:18 (#6 of 14)

Has she put on any weight yet?

Lento_ - 10 Oct 2019 09:18:06 (#7 of 14)

I loved it at the time, but I imagine it would seem really dated now. Mind you, it did get a bit silly with the whole dancing baby thing.

CaptainBlack - 10 Oct 2019 09:19:52 (#8 of 14)

There was that episode of Futurama where the aliens demanded to see the ending of 'Single White Lawyer'.

CloakAndDagger - 10 Oct 2019 09:23:20 (#9 of 14)

Single Female Lawyer, working for her client, wearing sexy miniskirts and being self-reliant....

hey, I’m pretty good at this.

LemonGrass - 18 Oct 2019 13:24:03 (#10 of 14)

There was an Ally McBeal lookalike at the firm I worked for when it was on.

RosyLovelady - 18 Oct 2019 13:32:05 (#11 of 14)

I thought it was Puck-IPP-sy.

Stellata - 18 Oct 2019 13:39:49 (#12 of 14)

Kim Wexler makes me want to become a lawyer. Well, not really but if anyone were going to, it would be her.

RosyLovelady - 18 Oct 2019 13:42:16 (#13 of 14)

The trailers for the show, with their primitive special effects, were a complete turn-off at the time.

carterbrandon - 18 Oct 2019 13:44:23 (#14 of 14)

any views or reflections?

I only have two memories of the 'locust with collagen implants'.

The one where she is nervous of meeting a female murderer, and does so standing behind a colleague, whimpering and having his shoulder between her teeth. I wouldn't care to meet the person who didn't think that had crossed the 'too cutesy' line.

The one where the story is she gets a boyfriend with a fearsomely large wang. The final sex scene, intercut with her colleagues cheering wildly at a boxer getting an absolute pasting in slo-mo, was without doubt one of the most disturbing and unsettling things I've ever seen in a comedy drama.

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