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Whoa.

Here's who is leaving: (and I'll put it under a cut if there is concern about spoilage!
Here's who is going to be gone:

According to this fan website http://www.boston-legal.org/ Rene Aborjonois, Julie Bowen, Mark VAlley and Constance Zimmer have all been given the axe.  There's no news what other characters have joined in - only that it's a man and a woman. I hope one of the new FT characters is Bethany. I'll be disappointed if she doesn't turn up at all. Apparently the producers left her character "open", according the actress. 

Oh well, cast changes are nothing new on this show: as long as they keep to the triangle of Crane, Shore and Schmidt, I'll tolerate a lot of weirdness.

Date: 2007-06-05 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graculus.livejournal.com
That's a shame, because I'd been hoping they'd find something to do for Rene and he always plays the straight man so well. I didn't like CZ very much and I was ambivalent over the whole Denise/Brad thing but again MV had never really had much of a storyline at any point.

I wouldn't be surprised if the new male FT character is Hands, since he's been in so many episodes and they deliberately wrote him back into the firm.

Date: 2007-06-05 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Yeah, I was wondering that about Jerry Hands Espensen. The actor and the writers really managed to soften the character up the point where I was starting to like him (again). There's no news about Clarence, though; but I think they were setting Jerry and Clarence up as the Weird Team, in counterpoint to Denny and Alan, the Strange Unethical Team.

I was disappointed about Mark Valley. It seemed like there should have been more to his character as a foil to Alan, but then they messed that up with that new guy who was Alan ReDux, the one who left in the Buzz Lightyear suit. (that was plain strange)

I don't know of too many other American shows that have such a huge turnaround for charactes as this one, and survive the changes.

Date: 2007-06-05 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aizjanika.livejournal.com
Wasn't Hands in the credits at the end of the last season? I'd forgotten that, but I thought I remembered reading it.

Date: 2007-06-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
I don't think so.

Date: 2007-06-05 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deej1957.livejournal.com
Wow. That's quite a bundle of people! Mom and I are only on the Season two episodes, so we have a ways to go yet!

I liked Mark Valley's character, and Rene-- I don't know who the other two play.

Date: 2007-06-05 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whisper99.livejournal.com
Not a big loss, IMO. I can't stand the characters that Julie Bowen & Mark Valley play - I always FF through all their scenes. Rene's character was pretty much a non-entity and I couldn't stand all the crap that was going on with his daughter and granddaughter and I was always "oh, who cares!" And honestly, I can't remember who Constance Zimmer plays at all.

Date: 2007-06-05 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
I pretty much agree with you - neither of those characters that Mark V and Julie B play hit a chord with me this year (except when she was on the birthing bed, ready to kill him); and they always dreadfully underplayed Rene's character.

Zimmer's character is the dark haired woman who's dating Clarence, Alan's black cross-dressing clerk.

Date: 2007-06-05 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aizjanika.livejournal.com
Oh, okay. lol I should have read down before I asked my question. *g* I didn't know who Constance Zimmer was. *g*

Date: 2007-06-05 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aizjanika.livejournal.com
More new characters? This show lost me last season by adding in new characters when none were needed and focusing on them so much.

Who is Constance Zimmer?

Ah well...


Oh well, cast changes are nothing new on this show: as long as they keep to the triangle of Crane, Shore and Schmidt, I'll tolerate a lot of weirdness.


I won't. It's too much change all the time. If the show *always* focused on Alan, Denny, and Shirley then I'd be fine with it, but they focus on all these other characters and then ignore them or get rid of them and bring in new people...

I was sick of it in season 2 and, as I said, in season 3, they totally lost me. I just stopped caring about it. I watched it once in a while because lyraeinne was watching, but mostly I didn't. I still have it all on the Tivo, but I'd actually rather watch Vala on Stargate than watch this show now. *g*

Date: 2007-06-05 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Oh my. That IS a drastic hate of the show. I don't blame you: I almost gave up on it as well. And then they got rid of the AlanShoreII character and started refocusing on Alan and Denny again, and added Bethany (the midget lawyer) into the mix, and it got much better again.

It's such a WTF show in any case. And the slash wink*wink moments at the audience are really funny.

I'd watch BL, even in it's dumbest moments, over Vala on Stargate ANY day. After all, you can't get much more stupidly written than Vala.

Date: 2007-06-06 07:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aizjanika.livejournal.com
hehe Yeah, you're probably right. I was in a mood when I wrote that, apparently. *g*

Actually, I'm just bored with Boston Legal because it's not the show I fell in love with. There aren't enough of the good moments to make up for the crap. I know it got better towards the end of the season, but it wasn't enough for me.

To be honest, I've lost interest in SG-1 for now, too. We haven't even watched the last episode or the last two episodes of Atlantis... And we're going to be busy this weekend. lyraeinne and I would both rather watch old episodes of Smallville at this point. *g*

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