Boston Legal: Season 5 (2008)


Season 5
Boston Legal

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Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 10
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Air date: Sep 22, 2008
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James Spader
as Alan Shore
William Shatner
as Denny Crane
Candice Bergen
as Shirley Schmidt
John Larroquette
as Carl Sack
Christian Clemenson
as Jerry Espenson
Tara Summers
as Katie Lloyd
Henry Gibson
as Judge Clark Brown
Roma Maffia
as Judge Victoria Peyton
Rene Auberjonois
as Paul Lewiston
Christopher Rich
as Melvin Palmer
Betty White
as Catherine Piper
Ally Walker
as Phoebe Prentice
James Rebhorn
as Wade Mathis
Chuck McCann
as Judge Byron Fudd
Jim Jansen
as Marshall Kennedy
Ming Lo
as Hyung Lee
Cheri Oteri
as Martha Headly
Larry Miller
as Edwin Poole
Brenda Strong
as Judge Judy Beacon
Julie Bowen
as Denise Bauer
Chihye Chung
as Kim Wang Shu
Lainie Kazan
as Judge Paula Stern
Raymond Ma
as Zhu Chang
Pamela Dunlap
as Yellowstone
Meredith Eaton
as Bethany Horowitz
Margo Harshman
as Margie Coggins
Ming-Na Wen
as Ming Wang Shu
Bill Smitrovich
as Jack Fitzhugh
William Daniels
as Judge Milton Brody
Jane Lynch
as Joanna Monroe
Annie Potts
as Joy Espenson
Kyle Secor
as Dr. Robert Brooks
Anne-Marie Johnson
as Vivian Stewart
Bess Armstrong
as Penelope Kimball
Jim Turner
as Father Joseph Martin
Pamela Adlon
as Emma Path
Peter Onorati
as Stewart Betts
Wendy Gazelle
as Maureen Rhodes
Jay Thomas
as Ian Hoberman
Michael Holden
as Rabbi Saul Levine
Pat Skipper
as Michael Roker
Allison Miller
as Marlena Hoffman
Ken Howard
as Judge Walter Yardley
Tom Amandes
as Jeremy Hollis
John Thaddeus
as Det. John Stephenson
Philip Newby
as Dr. Harvey Loper
William Russ
as Christopher Palmer
Ned Vaughn
as Joel Beavis
Joey Honsa
as Jenny Pratt
Ron Canada
as Judge Willard Reese
Caroline Aaron
as Phyllis Goulet
Rachelle Carson
as Irene Hoberman
Dov Davidoff
as Joe Hellman
Jonathan Adams
as Off. Preston Holt
Chris Butler
as Off. Kent Stone
David Doty
as Judge Ephraim Woods
Chris McGarry
as Mark Pinnard
Paul Collins
as Lance Buttram
David Bowe
as Jeffrey Addario
Michael Strickland
as Dr. Sylvan Turrette
Matt Winston
as Ryan Chism
Michael Ensign
as Judge Paul Resnick
Lorin McCraley
as Dwayne Willis
Bradford English
as Michael Ryder
Paul Cassell
as Dr. Frank Wessmer
Cas Anvar
as Dr. Paul Harris
Currie Graham
as Frank Ginsberg
Mark Moses
as George McDougal
John Posey
as Chief Justice Roberts
Brian Howe
as Martin Monroe
David Sullivan
as Jason Canfield
Tommy Koenig
as Off. Mike Carr
Christopher B. Duncan
as Dr. Jeremy Marley
Saul Rubinek
as Donald Feldcamp
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Justice Samuel Alito
Alan Ruck
as Wayne Davidson
Jack Shearer
as Justice Antonin Scalia
Robert Cesario
as Dr. Lee Watson
David Gautreaux
as Marshall Brickman
Sumalee Montano
as Dr. Linda Corbin
Nora Dunn
as Cynthia Rhodes
Kent Faulcon
as Owen Patterson
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Critic Reviews for Boston Legal Season 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Fortunately, the final image will endure: Alan and Denny on the balcony, as always, this time arm in arm, dancing.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

As I was watching most of tonight's episode, I was reminded of all the reasons I've grown to loathe it.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Kelley did it the way he always has, by blending real-life headlines and issues into fictional drama that was simultaneous complex, troubling, reflective, absurd and amusing.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The show wasn't interested in defending itself, or a character, in some rigid declaration of purpose; within its stories, and as a TV show as a whole, it was interested in defending and depicting the virtue of change.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm sad to see the show in one aspect -- its willingness to confront contemporary social issues and its ease in criticizing missteps by the Bush administration are rare in prime time -- but as a TV show, I can't help that the show is out of juice.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I love this show. I find it sophisticated, funny and zany.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

You have to give ABC credit. It allowed writer-producer David E. Kelley to take several shots at the direction broadcast television is heading.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I am not sure this series had soul, but [Spader and Shatner] certainly formed the heart of it. In so doing, they became one of the more intelligent, engaging, off-beat and enduring professional couples on TV.

Oct 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Just when we were wondering how they could possibly keep the naughtiness of Boston Legal fresh, series creator David Kelley came up with the perfect foil: the new, straight, ultra-conservative managing partner.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a lot of insanity and lecturing to wedge into a strange yet occasionally moving two hours.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite Season Four of "Boston Legal" having a vague vibe of impending staleness, creator/writer David E. Kelley came roaring back with a vengeance for the abbreviated fifth season.

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

That was the most satisfying series finale I've seen in years.

Mar 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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