Eli Stone - Season 1

Eli Stone - Season 1

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Director: Jonny Lee Miller, William Topputo, Natasha Henstridge

Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, William Topputo, Natasha Henstridge

     
 
This quasi-fantasy offering from ABC starred Jonny Lee Miller as Eli Stone, a successful corporate lawyer who at the outset of the series cared only about the "holy trinity" of America: "Amani, Accessories and Ambition." All this changed when Eli suddenly began experiencing weird MTV-style visions of his late, ne'er-do-well father (Tom Cavanagh)--and, weirder still,

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This quasi-fantasy offering from ABC starred Jonny Lee Miller as Eli Stone, a successful corporate lawyer who at the outset of the series cared only about the "holy trinity" of America: "Amani, Accessories and Ambition." All this changed when Eli suddenly began experiencing weird MTV-style visions of his late, ne'er-do-well father (Tom Cavanagh)--and, weirder still, of singer George Michael (playing himself). He was also subjected to bizarre hallucinations, notably a huge fighter plane which "buzzed" him in the middle of downtown New York. Interpreting these phenomena as a Sign from Heaven, Eli told off his imperious boss Jordan Wethersby (Victor Garber) and abandoned his lucrative practice in order to got to bat for "underdog" clients, usually those victimized by society in general and corporate fat cats in particular. While Eli's former associates thought that he'd gone crazy, his neurologist Nathan (Matt Letscher) had a grimmer explanation for his radical personality change, insisting that Eli was suffering from the same sort of brain aneuryism that had killed his father. But laid-back acupuncturist Dr. Chen (James Saito) wasn't as willing to write off Eli's new condition in so coldly logical a manner, and offered to help the protagonist interpret his visions in order to best serve humanity. Others in the cast included Loretta Devine as Eli's bemused assistant Patty, Julie Gonzalo as his dewey-eyed protegee Maggie, and Natasha Henstridge as Jordan Wethersby's daughter--and Eli's fiancee--Taylor. Blithely fluctuating between the real and surreal world, Eli Stone evoked memories of such earlier cult favorites as Ally McBeal and Joan of Arcadia, which was undoubtedly the intention of co-creator Marc Guggenheim (who, like Eli, has been a lawyer before turning to scriptwriting). The series first aired on January 31, 2008.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
UPC:
0786936755268
Rating:
TV-PG
Source:
Abc Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
9:19:00
Sales rank:
43,872

Special Features

Extended pilot episode with audio commentary; Deleted scenes; Eli Oops! (bloopers); Acting on Faith: Eli and George Michael; Turning a Prophet: The Creation of Eli Stone; Creating Visions: The Effects of Eli Stone; Inside the Firm: The Natasha Henstridge Tour

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Eli Stone - Season 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
hopeT More than 1 year ago
This is (was) one of the best shows out there! It was unacceptable that ABC cancelled so quickly (stupid strike). Particularly in excange for crap like the bachelor (yuck, what a waste). Was shocked to find that main character is from Britain. CAN'T WAIT FOR SEASON TWO RELEASE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is highly entertaining. The way it is put together makes it really funny but also it gets you to think about things in a whole new light. There are some Christian overtones but nothing overbearing and the message in this series is just do what is right and stand up for it. This set is cheap as far as seasons go, give it a try!
slimikin More than 1 year ago
Another show cut down in its prime, but I'm glad the boxed sets allow me to watch my favorite moments again and again. And Eli Stone has a lot of those. Part musical, part family drama, part law procedural, Eli Stone is all heart, which is what kept me watching. Beyond all the pieces that form each episode---the case, the visions, the song and dance numbers---is always a kernel of the relationships Eli has with everyone in his life. So while you're watching all those cases and visions and song and dance numbers, you're also watching as Eli comes to terms with the really important things in his life. Things like family and friends, his past and his future, and what it means to believe.
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