Boston Legal - Season 1

( 14 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
After casting James Spader as unscrupulous shyster Alan Shore for the final season of The Practice, writer-producer David E. Kelley came up with Boston Legal in 2004 to spotlight his newly minted, Emmy-winning TV star. And while the spin-off bears all the same thematic and stylistic trademarks of other Kelley productions, including a fascination with topical, controversial subjects, he chose to soften Shore's hard edges as this first ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 40%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (37) from $7.01   
  • New (9) from $14.44   
  • Used (28) from $7.21   

Special Features

All 17 season one episodes; Deleted scenes from "Head Cases" (Pilot) episode; Exclusive featurettes: "Court Is Now in Session" How Boston Legal Came to Be" and "An Unlikely Pair" Alan Shore and Denny Crane"
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
After casting James Spader as unscrupulous shyster Alan Shore for the final season of The Practice, writer-producer David E. Kelley came up with Boston Legal in 2004 to spotlight his newly minted, Emmy-winning TV star. And while the spin-off bears all the same thematic and stylistic trademarks of other Kelley productions, including a fascination with topical, controversial subjects, he chose to soften Shore's hard edges as this first season progressed. Instead of dominating the ensemble, Spader’s Shore evolves into the straight man to costar William Shatner. The erstwhile Capt. Kirk is a hoot as the firm's addle-brained, egotistical senior partner Denny Crane, a role that earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor for The Practice's final season. The Spader-Shatner chemistry ranks among TV’s all-time great pairings, as evidenced by the duo’s Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor and Supporting Actor, respectively, for this first season. They get off to a flying start with "Head Cases," which begins with the nervous breakdown of another partner, thus creating an opening at Crane, Poole & Schmidt for Shore and his Practice sidekick, Tara Wilson Rhona Mitra. "Catch and Release," an unusually strong early episode, introduces Freddie Prinze Jr. as Donny Crane, supposedly Denny's illegitimate son. The season's halfway point sees the arrival of Candice Bergen as the firm's other founding partner -- and Denny's former paramour -- in "Schmidt Happens." But the undisputed high point of Boston Legal's first year is its riveting finale, "Death Be Not Proud." Arguing passionately on behalf of the accused in a Texas death-penalty case, Spader is simply brilliant. Although the inaugural season was marked by unexpected cast changes -- promising supporting player Lake Bell was summarily dismissed when her character failed to click with viewers, and Mitra's part dwindled to practically nothing before she, too, exited the series -- Boston Legal proved itself a worthy addition to Kelley’s list of hits.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • UPC: 024543241133
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 12:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,344

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Spader Alan Shore
William Shatner Denny Crane
Candice Bergen Shirley Schmidt
René Auberjonois Paul Lewiston
Mark Valley Brad Chase
Technical Credits
David E. Kelley Executive Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Boston Legal: Season One
1. Casual Monday/Main Titles [4:46]
2. Musical Drama [:02]
3. High Hopes [3:05]
4. Bit of a Gamble [3:06]
5. Let's Compare [2:50]
6. Nuts [:02]
7. Truth Time [4:12]
8. Denny's Rabbit [3:58]
9. Need to Know [1:27]
10. A Legend [1:30]
11. Tommorow [3:06]
12. Today/End Titles [4:03]
1. Unworhty/Main Titles [:52]
2. Lots of Pills [2:41]
3. What's It About? [5:15]
4. Pathology At Play [3:41]
5. Out of Line [3:37]
6. Goodbye - Again [3:35]
7. Public Spectacle [:04]
8. Hanging Around [4:37]
9. Goes With the Job [3:21]
10. Stalked [2:25]
11. Ali's Tragedy [2:35]
12. Fetishes/End Titles [2:15]
1. Sincerely/Main Titles [:40]
2. Making a Stink [1:49]
3. Perfectly Normal [2:49]
4. A Lawyer Now [2:33]
5. Try, Try Again [1:37]
6. The Crane Legacy [1:39]
7. Self-Help [5:17]
8. Salmon Man [1:58]
9. Storytelling [4:13]
10. Love Happens [3:34]
11. Channeling the Best [2:04]
12. In Name Only/End Titles [2:31]
1. Out/Main Titles [:49]
2. Klepto [3:03]
3. Unconventional [:01]
4. Life Story [2:21]
5. Shock and Awe [4:35]
6. Tricked [:02]
7. Taking Pity [4:38]
8. A Lucid Moment [2:34]
9. Sound Advice [1:22]
10. Ladies First [:02]
11. Best Defense [4:07]
12. Forward/End Titles [5:41]
Disc #2 -- Boston Legal: Season One
1. Shame/Main Titles [:48]
2. Dissatisfied [1:28]
3. Thick Files [:32]
4. Kill Punch [4:08]
5. Glass Eye [1:41]
6. Old Grudge [2:12]
7. Tragic Ending [2:27]
8. Sense of Decorum [3:25]
9. Scam [2:13]
10. In Closing [3:31]
11. Congratulations [3:35]
12. Blank Slate/End Titles [:57]
1. Late Hit/Main Titles [4:25]
2. Bushes [:13]
3. The Short Answer [3:48]
4. Rights Worth Protecting [3:06]
5. Running Out of Time [1:09]
6. Margin of Error [2:47]
7. Occupational Hazard [2:51]
8. The Candidate [2:21]
9. Questions of Ethics [:05]
10. And the Winner Is... [2:12]
11. Not to Worry [5:35]
12. Aloha/End Titles [2:10]
1. Stickup/Main Titles [3:34]
2. A Funny Smell [2:46]
3. Ethical Dilemma [2:41]
4. Nice Sign [1:36]
5. Beyond Humiliation [4:04]
6. One-Legged Women [2:56]
7. Death Sentence [:04]
8. Namby-Pamby [1:20]
9. Display of Power [4:01]
10. Returning a Favor [2:28]
11. Lost... [:05]
12. ...and Found/End Titles [3:14]
1. Ho Ho Ho/Main Titles [3:18]
2. Good Girl. Bad Boy [:31]
3. Caught [1:50]
4. What's At Stake [2:51]
5. Sanctimonious [4:27]
6. Make Believe [3:31]
7. Dirty Pool [1:02]
8. Seperate Worlds [3:43]
9. Icons [2:24]
10. Rabbit Redux [1:15]
11. Unringing the Bell [1:39]
12. No Choice/End Titles [4:46]
Disc #3 -- Boston Legal: Season One
1. Aggravated/Main Titles [2:44]
2. Ornamental [:35]
3. Conflict of Interest [:05]
4. Godsend [2:20]
5. Slight Variation [2:12]
6. Problem Solver [4:02]
7. At Odds [1:24]
8. What Would Alan Do? [2:05]
9. Deeper Principle [4:11]
10. Tit for Tat [1:29]
11. Before God [2:18]
12. Off-Balance/End Titles [4:22]
1. Mistletoe/Main Titles [2:29]
2. Double Murder [:39]
3. Burden of Proof [:26]
4. On Notice [2:52]
5. Memory Lapses [6:29]
6. Throught the Back Door [:25]
7. Christmas Eve Eve [2:37]
8. In a State [4:02]
9. Ex-Marine [3:16]
10. "You Smell Good" [:51]
11. Trick of the Brain [1:41]
12. Big Day/End Titles [4:50]
1. She's Back/Main Titles [1:50]
2. Crazy Ideas [:48]
3. One of Those Things [1:49]
4. Zone of Danger [4:56]
5. Making Noise [2:59]
6. Freedom of Religion [:21]
7. Prowess [2:18]
8. Not Our Problem [2:49]
9. Room for One [2:13]
10. To Give a Damn [2:37]
11. Free at Last [:43]
12. Trouble/End Credits [4:15]
1. Negligent/Main Titles [:43]
2. Science [3:25]
3. A Little Like Harassment [:31]
4. Frying Pan ll [3:29]
5. Hot Button Issues [3:36]
6. A Greater Power [2:17]
7. Exuding Innocence [:40]
8. Moral Values [4:20]
9. Up to It [2:48]
10. Applying for the Job [2:47]
11. That's a Promise [:28]
12. God Forbid/End Titles [2:56]
Disc #4 -- Boston Legal: Season One
1. L Word/Main Titles [1:35]
2. Rogers & Green [2:59]
3. Second Chair [1:42]
4. The Split Girls [2:24]
5. At Serious Risk [1:25]
6. Rules [2:38]
7. Deception [1:39]
8. Life or Death [1:44]
9. Strong Words [4:54]
10. Desperate Measures [1:30]
11. The Verdicts [1:44]
12. In a Fog/End Titles [1:53]
1. Playacting/Main Titles [3:26]
2. Not Funny [1:32]
3. Mad Cow Card [2:44]
4. Death Wish [6:28]
5. Lifesaver [2:19]
6. For the Defense [:39]
7. Mr. Universe [3:13]
8. Downer [2:05]
9. Where's the Beef? [1:34]
10. Primal [:25]
11. Show of Strength [3:06]
12. A Better Man/End Titles [3:36]
1. From on High/Main Titles [:39]
2. Gamemanship [1:51]
3. Coercion [:34]
4. The Greatest [2:42]
5. Different Rules [1:42]
6. Jilted and Jolted [3:15]
7. Disgraceful Conduct [1:57]
8. A Little Late [:56]
9. Worst Nightmare [:58]
10. Love of the Dark [4:21]
11. Sliding Scale [3:36]
12. Success/End Titles [:16]
1. Cold Storage/Main Titles [1:33]
2. Blocked [1:32]
3. Popsicle [2:49]
4. Tomorrow's World [1:43]
5. Outfoxed [:45]
6. Seeking the Limelight [6:12]
7. Trailblazer [1:45]
8. Endangered Species [2:01]
9. Sanctity of Life [2:04]
10. A Grateful Nation [3:58]
11. Goodbye [:08]
12. Out Loud/End Titles [4:19]
Disc #5 -- Boston Legal: Season One
1. Lone Star/Main Titles [:02]
2. Nympho [:49]
3. Keeping the Peace [:55]
4. Bull [:58]
5. Pure Virgin [2:31]
6. New to Texas [3:32]
7. Making It Official [1:49]
8. Tropical [1:01]
9. Quid Pro Quo? [1:28]
10. With All Due Respect [2:28]
11. Big Decision [1:57]
12. Hero/End Titles [3:56]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Boston Legal: Season One
   Episode 1: Head Cases
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 2: Still Crazy After All These Years
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 3: Catch and Release
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 4: Change of Course
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
Disc #2 -- Boston Legal: Season One
   Episode 5: An Eye for an Eye
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 6: Truth Be Told
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 7: Questionable Characters
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 8: Loose Lips
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
Disc #3 -- Boston Legal: Season One
   Episode 9: A Greater Good
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 10: Hired Guns
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 11: Schmidt Happens
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 12: From Whence We Came
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
Disc #4 -- Boston Legal: Season One
   Episode 13: It Girls and Beyond
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 14: 'Til We Meat Again
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 15: Tortured Souls
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Episode 16: Let Sales Ring
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
Disc #5 -- Boston Legal: Season One
   Episode 17: Death Be Not Proud
      Play Episode
      Language Selection
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
      Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Court Is Now in Session: How Boston Legal Came to Be
      An Unlikely Pair: Alan Shore and Denny Crane
      Deleted Scenes From Pilot Episode "Head Cases"
      New Menu Item
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(11)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining

    It made my long bus ride very relaxing and enjoyable.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boston Legal Series

    This was bought as a gift for my parents who are recent fans of this popular TV series. They now have seen seasons 1-4 and have been thoroughly entertained with these DVDs. The added bonus is watching the shows with no commercial interruption!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Great Show and Quality Dvds!

    Love this show--sorry it ended---funny and smart! A great watch!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boston Legal!!!!!

    Great T.V. Series. Great price. All Disc were in excellent condition. Had no Problems. If you want a funny and interesting t.v. show to watch, this is it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boston Legal

    A great boxed set at a good price

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Boston Legal Season One

    I received raves reviews from my son, who is a Patent Attorney after I<BR/>gave him Season 1-4 of Boston Legal He had been too busy at law school <BR/>to watch TV, so he was most interested to get this gift for Christmas.<BR/>He just finished season one last week and called to tell me how much<BR/>he enjoyed the show, especialy James Spader's character in the final<BR/>show of the season. Many of the cases written into the shows plots are<BR/>based on actual cases, apparently, so that was another plus. The acting<BR/>and show's themes were of great interest to my son. I too like the show.<BR/>The same episode, the final one of season one was why I chose this <BR/>set as a gift. James Spader is amazing to watch!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, fun, fun

    I became a boston legal fan in it's final season so I purchased the previous seasons on DVD. I'm loving them! Laugh out loud good times.<BR/>Highly recommend.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the few prime time shows worth watching!

    Who needs reality shows when we have the partners of Crane, Poole and Schmidt to make us laugh and think. My children, who are in their 20's, and I actually have something in common again. At times irreverent, yet thought provoking, Boston Legal always leaves you wanting more. The friendship between James Spader and William Shatner and their "cigars on the terrace" talks are only two of the many great features to enjoy. A standing ovation for David E. Kelley and all the employees of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. Turn off your phones and turn up the volume so you don't miss a word!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BL is Brilliant and Bodacious

    From the time Allan Shore broke up 'the Practice' in such a cunningly and amusing way, I knew I was going to like what followed. Boston Legal is brilliant. But anyone who takes it too seriously is just not getting it. I love David E. Kelley for 'talking ' to the audience with lines like, "I didnt see you much last episode" Hilarious!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    Boston Legal proves to be the best comedy on TV, yet it is classified as a drama. That's how good it is. There's such a great mix, and there's something for everyone. I actually feel like I'm watching something intelligent when I watch Boston Legal. Spader, Shatner, Bergen plus the huge guest stars make this show what it is. Thanks David E Kelley.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews