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Christmas Treats for Someone: Boston Legal

Posted by Jason O on Dec 20, 2010 in Movies/TV/DVDs

Such is the multiplicity of TV channels now available to us, it is very possible that you can miss some real gems, and Boston Legal is one of them.

This David E. Kelly created (Husband of Michelle Pfeiffer and creator of Ally McBeal and The Practice) show stars William Shatner as the ultra right wing, formerly brilliant, womanising client-shooting possibly Mad Cow Disease infected egomaniac lawyer Denny Crane in the role that will actually challenge  Captain Kirk as the role he is remembered for. In short, Shatner steals the show, and with Candace Bergen, James Spader and others putting in bravura displays, you have to see it to see how good he is.

The show is a “dramedy”, and sometimes goes off on a whacky tangent (The actors occasionally refer to the fact it is a TV show whilst still in character) but it tends to lean more on the comedy than the drama, and is razor sharp in its cultural and political observations.


Sinn Fein to introduce compulsory Irish for welfare recipients.

Posted by Jason O on Dec 20, 2010 in Irish Politics, Not quite serious.

Louth Sinn Fein candidate Gerry Adams MP, MLA has announced details of Sinn Fein’s commitment to the Irish language. “The problem is, most Irish people do not get enough encouragement during their day to day lives to appreciate our beautiful native tongue. What this new policy will do will be to ensure that welfare recipients will learn to realise that the language is not only part of our rich heritage, but an actual vital part of what it will mean to be Irish under a Sinn Fein government. People will see just how vital it is when they try to collect their dole.”

In the North, Sinn Fein have announced a deal with the DUP whereby a similar provision will be made to encourage Ulster-Scots. As part of the agreement, free DVDs of Rab C. Nesbitt and various Billy Connolly shows will distributed to homes to assist in learning the dialect.   

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