Creator: David E. Kelly.
Attorney Alan Shore(William Spater), formerly of Young, Frutt & Berluti, settles in at a wealthy and powerful firm focusing on civil cases. With some help from his friend and mentor, veteran attorney Denny Crane (William Shatner), Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take, often using less than honest methods well if it works why not. In doing so a rival emerges his colleague Brad Chase (Mark valley) has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric Denny Crane. well you know that is going to be a lot of friction.
Great series from David E. Kelly and nobody does it better than David. I was hooked form the beginning and could not get enough. in almost every episode, Alan Shore (James Spader), delivers a long, uninterrupted rant about the Iraq war, the credit card industry or the Roman Catholic Church which I love. Then he has brandy and a cigar with the semi senile senior partner, Denny Crane and the two Lawyer were male bonding. Shore is a wonderfully twisted and villainous, a greedy, corrupt and sneaky corporate lawyer which we love to see each week. Shore is hiding something in the first season.Spader and Shatner are great together they have perfect chemistry. I remenber Candice Bergen has joined the cast at Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, as Shirley Schmidt has gone off the deep end after showing up at work, having only dressed the top half of his body. James Spader’s dry style is terrific and his courtroom it is a delight to see him in this series he is perfect for it any other actor could pull it off but not better than James. I think I remember there were some guest stars on this one as well. It was an hour not to be missed.