The lawyers of Crane, Poole and Schmidt are back again
for another fascinating season. It’s like there was never a
finale. Season three picks up where last season left off;
like a great relay team, this season is off to the races
again. Season three is a guilty pleasure that brings with it
uncontrollable amusement! Be prepared to turn up the
television or you won’t hear over your own laughter.
No matter how quirky, we all can relate in someway to the
season’s choice of topics. Nothing is taboo here. Season
three continues to stimulate questions and feelings about
issues that society hesitates to contend with. Brilliant
writing brings to light both ends of the continuum regarding
Scientology, homosexuality, sex in the workplace (as
always), the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, national
security, the war, and mental health-- just to name a few.
The dynamic duo (Alan Shore and Denny Crane) never ceases
to amaze you with their eccentric ideas and very out of the
ordinary relationship. Denny Crane (William Shatner) is as
irreverent as ever and delightfully ignorant. Alan Shore
(James Spader) is in rare form with his alternative ways at
viewing life and the courtroom.
Denise (Julie Bowen) is back after her marvelous
performance in the second half of last season. The favorite
gung ho GI Joe, Brad (Mark Valley) is back with a mission in
mind. Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) and Paul Lewiston
(Rene Auberjonois) return as the foundation of the law firm.
The underdog Jerry Espenson (Christian Clemenson) continues
to evolve despite having to deal with Aspergers disorder.
It’s nice that the new characters are in stride and
haven’t dropped the ball. New additions include Jeffrey Coho
(Craig Bierko) and Claire Simms (Constance Zimmer) who are
both great for the show, unfortunately one of them has an
Gary Anthony Williams is also introduced playing numerous
comical characters but we mostly see him as Clarence Bell.
Petite Bethany Horowitz (Meredith Eaton-Gilden) delights us
with her spunk and no nonsense attitude while forging a
relationship with Denny Crane.
While seasons one and two were delectable as an appetizer
should be, season three is magnificently scrumptious as a
main course. The new characters add garnish without
overpowering the flavor of the main characters or
compromising the quality. The judges are still judicious and
the guest stars flavorful.
Season three is a trip to our subconscious mind!
Hilarious is an understatement! There is never a dull moment
at the law offices of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.