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post #31 of 987
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BTW, the "Benson" guy is Rene Auberjonois.

But feel free to call him Odo.
post #32 of 987
Perhaps we should give the show a couple of episodes -- actually watch a few weeks -- to see how the changes shake out.

Just a thought.
post #33 of 987
I`m personally tired of Heather Locklear, but i never really took to her anyways, Yeah, she has a nice body and the Blonde hair, whats not to like right?

Well, for one she was with Tommy Lee, so that knocks her down a couple pegs from the get go, and i just never found her to be attractive, i`m not saying she isn't attractive, but to my own taste, she doesn`t do a thing for me...Kate from lost is more to my liking.

So, when i saw Locklear in the commercials, i wasn't all that happy, since BL is one of the shows i made sure to catch every week.
post #34 of 987
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I`m personally tired of Heather Locklear, but i never really took to her anyways, Yeah, she has a nice body and the Blonde hair, whats not to like right?

Well, for one she was with Tommy Lee, so that knocks her down a couple pegs from the get go, and i just never found her to be attractive, i`m not saying she isn't attractive, but to my own taste, she doesn`t do a thing for me...Kate from lost is more to my liking.

So, when i saw Locklear in the commercials, i wasn't all that happy, since BL is one of the shows i made sure to catch every week.

I agree with your Heather Lockler assessment. That's the best "Boston Leal" could do for a sexy woman? And she's one of the smugest women on TV; she thinks she's miss super sexpot to the max. Please. Give me series regular
(or ex-regular to be) Mitra any day over Heather Locklear. Others?
post #35 of 987
To be honest, i haven't watched many shows she has been in, but when i have seen her, doesn't she always play the " Im too sexy for 99.9% of the male population, and on top of that i`m a real B**ch too"?..From the commercial, its the same old role for her, she must have it perfected by now, but that doesn't mean i care to watch it

Rhona Mitra i did like, but Potter i wasnt all that crazy about.
post #36 of 987
Boston Legal
Order in the court: Shelved ABC drama returns on a new night

By Diego Vasquez MediaLifeMagazine.com Sep 27, 2005

Boston Legal did just fine behind ABC's Desperate Housewives last season, but it never really thrived. The show averaged a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating, solid for a new show, but it lost nearly half of its lead-in in that demo.

Then in late March ABC plopped Grey's Anatomy into Legal's 10 p.m. Sunday timeslot, initially as a temporary fill-in. But when the new show performed so much better, retaining 80 percent of Housewives' audience, ABC angered many media buyers by making the switch permanent for the remainder of the season and pulling Legal from the schedule until fall.

And so tonight Legal returns after some six months, and it does so in a less-cushy timeslot and against much tougher competition. It has a lot to prove. It is the lead-out to Commander-in-Chief, the new 9 p.m. drama that is drawing both high praise and lots of criticism, and it faces NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which last week had its highest-rated premiere ever.

Legal will surely fall off from last year, but even a 4.0 would be good for ABC in this slot, where NYPD Blue faded last year and Blind Justice flopped.

Tonight Rupert Everett guests, and so does Heather Locklear as a frosty murder defendant nicknamed The Black Widow, a role she's perfected since the Melrose Place days. Also tonight, Julie Bowen, from NBC's Ed and more recently, Jack's (ex?) wife on Lost, joins the cast.

http://medialifemagazine.com/artman/...rticle_317.asp
post #37 of 987
Am I the only fan of this show that found Monica Potter to be the hottest of the 3 now departed females? Sure Rhona Mitra is hot and has plenty of "lattitude" as someone said, but shes scoring nothing on the cuteness scale. I only started watching this show last year for the Shatner-factor (I hadnt really seen much of James Spaders work), and Monica Potter turned out the be the #2 reason I continued to watch it.

I hope its still a good show...if anyone can make up for the changes, its Shatner and Spader.
post #38 of 987
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Originally Posted by ENDContra View Post

Am I the only fan of this show that found Monica Potter to be the hottest of the 3 now departed females? Sure Rhona Mitra is hot and has plenty of "lattitude" as someone said, but shes scoring nothing on the cuteness scale. I only started watching this show last year for the Shatner-factor (I hadnt really seen much of James Spaders work), and Monica Potter turned out the be the #2 reason I continued to watch it.

I hope its still a good show...if anyone can make up for the changes, its Shatner and Spader.

I found Potter and her character bland and mousy. But that's just me.
post #39 of 987
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I found Potter and her character bland and mousy. But that's just me.

Same here.

and Locklear does nothing for me either...in fact, I'm rather sick of seeing her face..
post #40 of 987
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Originally Posted by ENDContra View Post

Am I the only fan of this show that found Monica Potter to be the hottest of the 3 now departed females? Sure Rhona Mitra is hot and has plenty of "lattitude" as someone said, but shes scoring nothing on the cuteness scale. I only started watching this show last year for the Shatner-factor (I hadnt really seen much of James Spaders work), and Monica Potter turned out the be the #2 reason I continued to watch it.

So where does Rhona Mitra fall on your cuteness scale - we already know Shatner is your #1 and Monica Potter is your #2 - would she make #3?
post #41 of 987
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Same here.

and Locklear does nothing for me either...in fact, I'm rather sick of seeing her face..

I liked her in TJ Hooker, but after that, she does nothing for me neither.
post #42 of 987
So then, Locklear is just a special guest for this show only? Heres to hoping

I remember the scene where Spader is giving Potter a foot rub, and i found her feet to be as sexy as a Hobbit's foot.
post #43 of 987
Monica Potter reminds me of the girl from Congo and The Truman Show. Cute, and everything is nice and in the right place - just the completed package doesn't do much for me.

The opposite of a young Ellen Barkin and Cher - where the individual pieces are not that attractive, but put it all together and the finished product is greater than the sum of its parts.
post #44 of 987
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Monica Potter reminds me of the girl from Congo and The Truman Show. Cute, and everything is nice and in the right place - just the completed package doesn't do much for me.

The opposite of a young Ellen Barkin and Cher - where the individual pieces are not that attractive, but put it all together and the finished product is greater than the sum of its parts.

Jeez....I don't think that my great grandmother was around to see a young Cher.
post #45 of 987
goldie hawn
post #46 of 987
monica potter's character was perfect for the show....a more serious, good looking woman. mitra's character was more laid back..and she was definately hotter than potter. I hope this new girl is HOT, because the loss of those two could jeopardize the show...which i really like
post #47 of 987
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Originally Posted by ENDContra View Post

Am I the only fan of this show that found Monica Potter to be the hottest of the 3 now departed females? Sure Rhona Mitra is hot and has plenty of "lattitude" as someone said, but shes scoring nothing on the cuteness scale. I only started watching this show last year for the Shatner-factor (I hadnt really seen much of James Spaders work), and Monica Potter turned out the be the #2 reason I continued to watch it.

I hope its still a good show...if anyone can make up for the changes, its Shatner and Spader.

Rhona M. has a hot bod, but in certain light, she looks LIKE A MAN, BABY!
post #48 of 987
I love Monica Potter

You need a good stoic blonde.
post #49 of 987
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Originally Posted by ENDContra View Post

Am I the only fan of this show that found Monica Potter to be the hottest of the 3 now departed females?

Probably.
post #50 of 987
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Monica Potter reminds me of the girl from Congo and The Truman Show. Cute, and everything is nice and in the right place - just the completed package doesn't do much for me.

I suspect there's more to that package than has been allowed to meet the eye.

Yes, Mitra has it right out front, and you get a hit of the sex appeal immediately upon eying her. But just like with Lake Bell, much of that was intentionally accomplished through "proper attire" (and I'm not talking about "business casual").

I suspect that Monica Potter, if allowed to "dress properly" would not be nearly so prim and proper. I suspect there's a lot of hot going on under the covers there.

As an example, last night's "Las Vegas" had the Indian accountant girl initially all closed up and buttoned to the neck, and she looked like an Indian accountant character might be expected to look. But when Monica requested her to loosen up a bit, she opened the top buttons on her blouse and let her hair down, and lo and behold SHE WAS HOT!! She looked like a model!

I suspect Monica Potter has the same potential, and she's smart and bright as well. Too bad we'll never get to see it on this show.
post #51 of 987
I thought the Indian accountant on Vegas was HOT before she unbuttoned her blouse.
post #52 of 987
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

But when Monica requested her to loosen up a bit,

Speaking of Lara Flynn Boyle, her new hairdo is much better than the one she had in the opener...I don't think she has worn her hair that short since Twin Peaks...
post #53 of 987
Suicide indeed. Not only did they get rid of Potter and Mitra, they got rid of Kerry Washington as well. I guess they're going to forget about the story arc of Alan Shore and Chelina kissing in Texas?

And now I see how they're taking Rhona Mitra out of the picture, what with this random British Alan Shore wannabe walking on and smooth talking Tara immediately. Julie Bowen's hot, but her character is a walking cliche. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for the series, but the handwriting seems to be on the wall; we could be seeing an "Ally McBeal"-like breakdown.
post #54 of 987
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But feel free to call him Odo.

He'll always be Father Mulcahy to me.
post #55 of 987
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I thought the Indian accountant on Vegas was HOT before she unbuttoned her blouse.

Happen to notice Vanessa Marcil's tattoo's are gone?

"Has a tattoo on her lower back of a tribal symbol representing peace and love in the universe"

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000522/bio

The shot in the opening for the last 2 seasons of the brunette with her back to the camera dancing with a big tattoo on her back was her. If you look closely you can see where they have even tried to take it off her back in the newly cut opening.



You could see it several times on the show in the past, when they didn't cover it very well.

In the 3rd season opener when Danny walks into the area where she is dressing, its been removed - and she turns around with no cut - so it's clearly her. Either alot of makeup over it or laser tattoo removal.

Must have been too much for the AARP James Caan crowd.
post #56 of 987
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Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic View Post

The shot in the opening for the last 2 seasons of the brunette with her back to the camera dancing with a big tattoo on her back was her. If you look closely you can see where they have even tried to take it off her back

I didn't know that! Nice shimmy.
post #57 of 987
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I thought the Indian accountant on Vegas was HOT before she unbuttoned her blouse.

I too got a hint that this uptight persona was not real, that we were going to see a caterpillar-to-monarch transition, and that underneath was some real hot stuff just screaming to be let out. Nice eyes! Great hair. Hope we see more of her.

I'm beginning to look forward to the weekly shots around the Montecito's topless pool. Richard Lewis' conversation with a well-endowed barely-covered potential client was a riot.


In passing, I mentioned this last week and it was even more noticeable this week so I'll mention it again... the HD picture quality of "Las Vegas" has improved DRAMATICALLY! All of the stationary shots are absolutely sparklingly crisp and clear 1080i, with brilliantly vivid color and perfect image. And even the motion shots (including the high-speed camera flying through the casino and out into the city) are now no longer pixelated. Somehow, magically, either the bit rate or encoder "skill" or both have been vastly improved. I was quite startled at how good everything in the show looked last night.

And, even the sound quality has improved remarkably (not that it was ever bad). I'm listening on high-end Dolby Headphones and couldn't keep myself from observing that the whole show sounded terrific.

On a side note, I was hysterical laughing when the hooker/girlfriend ran after Danny who was running after her boyfriend, trying to get him to let her boyfriend go by offering him sex. "Sex! More than once! As often as you want! A threeway... I can set it up! I can make a phone call!" Very funny stuff (and she, too, was hot!).
post #58 of 987
okay, so back on track, what did everyone think of tonight's episode?

i thought it had its funny/dramatic moments, just like before. the cello playing lady on the stand was hilarious. william shatner also had his moments as usual. good overall return, i think.
post #59 of 987
We enjoyed. Shatner's comments when walking in & out of court..no comment.. I fathered your child or something like that... opening scene w/ shades & "baby elephant walk" music great!
post #60 of 987
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Originally Posted by Q of BanditZ View Post

I wrote this is another, earlier Boston Legal thread around here, but I really felt like ABC deliberately sabotaged and hamstrung this show when they blatantly took it off the air in the wake of Grey's Anatomy vs. putting it on another night and at least letting it finish out its season.

The irony of it all was: They prematurely ended BL on one of its best episodes ever, the Death Row episode. Spader really did a fantastic job in that episode.

What kind of message does that tactic send you? It sure doesn't send me a very positive one.


Good thoughts, perhaps, but ABC was getting more than double the 18-49 audience with "Grey's Anatomy" and was losing far less of the massive audience left by "Desperate Housewives".

"Boston Legal" was losing fully half of that audience at 10 PM, and "GA" lost less than a quarter.

So it wasn't a "tactic" at all. The "Grey's Anatomy" audience was simply much larger.

"BL" ended up in 27th place for the season (with 12.0 million viewers).

"GA" ended in 9th place with 18.0 million viewers.

With those numbers staring them in the face, the ABC execs made the only decision they could make going into the May sweeps.

For the season "DH" averaged 25.4 million viewers. "GA" held onto about three quarters of them. "BL" could only hold a bit less than half.
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