Ally McBeal: The Complete Series (DVD Review)5 Oct, 2009 By: John Latchem
$199.98 31-DVD set (+ music CD)
Stars Calista Flockhart, Peter MacNicol, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Lucy Liu, Portia de Rossi, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Krakowski, Greg Germann, Gil Bellows.
It’s easy to understand the appeal of “Ally McBeal.” Quirky, sexually charged, funny when it needs to be — “Ally McBeal” had all the benchmarks of a hit. This complete-series boxed set should be more then enough to please the show’s long-suffering fans.
All the episodes are here, with all the original music that was a trademark of the series.
The highlight of the bonus disc is a new retrospective that looks back on everything for which the show is best remembered, from its strange hybrid of comedy, romance and drama, to the unisex bathroom. There’s even a bonus crossover episode of “The Practice,” another great lawyer show from David E. Kelley.