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  Ally McBeal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ally McBeal was a television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002, and was one of the best-known comedy-drama television series of the 1990s.
Ally McBeal was hugely successful, but received much criticism from TV critics and feminists who found the title character annoying and demeaning to women because of her excessive flightiness, lack of demonstrated legal knowledge, and extreme emotional instability.
However, Ally's search for true love struck a chord with young female audiences, and the eccentric characters around her were developed further, giving the show firm footing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ally_McBeal   (1657 words)

 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Ally McBeal - Role model?
Ally McBeal, played by Calista Flockhart, is a young lawyer from Harvard and the main character of the successful programme launched in 1997.
On the whole, Ally McBeal is not a typical central female figure: She is constantly insecure, narcissistically obsessed but at the same time never really happy with herself.
However, to a certain extent, Ally McBeal can be seen as a typical human in modern society that desires to live a life of her own and struggles with identity matters that arise from the conditions of late modernity.
www.theory.org.uk /ally.htm   (3739 words)

 Ally McBeal - Review of all Ally McBeal episodes in Series 5
Ally and Maddie argue over the significance of the DNA test and Bonnie makes Ally see that Maddie is concerned that if the test is negative she will have to start trying to find her real mother all over again.
Ally suggests that they should have a glass of wine or two once the girls have gone to bed, but he tells her that they need to keep a clear head.
Ally suggests to Bonnie that she is honest with herself and that her career is her priority at the moment.
www.lawontheweb.co.uk /allymcbeal.htm   (10715 words)

 Don't Call Me Ally - Lisa Friedman
Each week, Ally McBeal is portrayed as the stereotypical hysterical woman confronted with a situation which leaves her on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Instead, when handling a legal matter, which is a rarity, Ally McBeal’s personal life seems to take precedence as she becomes consumed in a frenzy as to how the legal issue relates to her own personal life, rather than focusing on her client and her client’s needs.
Ally McBeal, on the other hand, has the emotional maturity level of a seventh-grader and seems more concerned with her personal trials and tribulations than with her professional practice.
www.usfca.edu /pj/ally-friedman.htm   (1015 words)

 Salon | "Ally McBeal"
Now, Ally is supposedly a talented go-getter at an up-and-coming Boston law firm and her voice-overs keep telling us how comfortable and self-assured she feels arguing cases.
Ally is obsessed with Billy (Gil Bellows), the Moby Dick of would-be husbands.
Ally McBeal is more like the female Austin Powers, minus the irony; the show is a defrosted throwback to leering '70s "liberated chick" series like "Charlie's Angels" and "Police Woman." Except that producer/writer Kelley is luring you in with intellectual jiggle.
www.salon.com /ent/tv/1997/10/20ally.html   (1127 words)

 Ally McBeal Christmas
She is featured in weekly appearances as the singer/pianist in the downstairs bar frequented by Ally and her law firm co-workers.
Songs From Ally McBeal (released May 1998) has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, with an additional 2.5 million sold internationally; Heart and Soul: New Songs from Ally McBeal (released November 1999, with guest vocalists Al Green and the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers) sold an additional 1.5 million copies worldwide.
In addition to the Vonda Shepard tracks, A Very Ally Christmas presents Ally McBeal herself, series star Calista Flockhart, singing a new version of the sly and sexy Eartha Kitt favorite "Santa Baby." Also appearing are three of her series co-stars.
www.epicrecords.com /allymcbeal   (748 words)

 Ally McBeal
Ally is extremely jealous of Georgia, because she is beautiful and married to the only man Ally has ever loved.
Georgia asks Ally to assist her is trying an age discrimination case when the opposing litigator turns out to be Bilings, the guy Ally tried to sue for sexual harassment at her old firm.
Ally takes on a case of a 19-year-old who has been charged with assault because he slugged a guy in a bar who was verbally harassing his date.
www.atl.devry.edu /vigil/ally.htm   (1278 words)

Ally McBeal debuted on FOX in 1997, and was an instant ratings success.
Coincidentally, one of the attorneys at the firm is Ally’s former boyfriend, Billy Thomas (Gil Bellows).
With a few exceptions (such as the recent episode involving Ally and her parents), the storylines that focus on Ally have been relentlessly goofy, and in fact provide growing evidence that Ally is just not a particularly likable character.
lavender.fortunecity.com /fullmonty/22/allymcbeal.htm   (890 words)

 Ally McBeal episode guide • thecustard.tv
Ally is involved in a case in which a rabbi refuses to allow a woman to divorce her husband, who is in a coma.
Ally and her new lover Dr Greg Butters (Jesse L Martin) are involved in a car crash and come face-to-face in court with a boy who is a legal expert.
Ally is sued for wrecking the wedding of Joel Tracy (Jason Gedrick), the man she met in a car wash, Georgia falls for an older man in the bar, and Billy hires Sandy Hingle (Gina Philips) as his secretary.
www.thecustard.tv /shows/allymcbeal.html   (3454 words)

 Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost
Ally and Brian are in her apartment and Ally's parents are sitting on her couch.
Ally nervously starts to talk and is unable to stop herself from babbling on about the restaurant and the food and her coat.
Ally says that she and her father used to have something special and now they are just another father and daughter who don't communicate any more.
allymcbeal.tktv.net /Episodes3/21.html   (3064 words)

 Ally McBeal’s Appeal
Ally is a super-successful lawyer, a litigator even — the most glamorous kind of lawyer — at a high-powered firm in Boston.
Renee, Ally’s roommate, known for her fierce sexual prowess, meets up with an old (and now married) flame, and her heart is ripped apart as she ponders the marriage she missed.
Ally is a hit because she makes sense to millions of young professional women raised on feminist orthodoxies.
www.boundless.org /1999/features/a0000057.html   (1098 words)

 Bye-bye, dancing baby - Salon
A week earlier in the Times, Ginia Bellafante pointed out that although Ally predates flawed, addled, romantically obsessed heroines like Bridget Jones and her endless parade of imitators, we eventually grew tired of her and blamed her for the whole irritating invasion.
Ally may have been an original once (this argument goes), but she quickly became a type.
Defying the holiest of self-help axioms, Ally refused to live in the moment, uncomfortably straddling the past and the future.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/tv/diary/2002/05/02/ally/index.html   (700 words)

 User Reviews and comparison blog on Ally McBeal - TV Serials - By Channels by shutupmukul on MouthShut.com
Yeah Guys, Ally would not be returning next season as this season was, as its producers’ put it, its 5th and farewell season.
About Ally, her love problems are now legendary but after watching her over a period of time you kind of knew what to expect(which marks consistency in writing).
Ally still has’t found love and is moving to New york to take care of her genetic daughter.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Ally_McBeal-48098-1.html   (1130 words)

 Ally McBeal - Chris Jackson
Ally McBeal is more about personal law, finding a balance between professional and private goals, hearing the music of inner justice.
Ally stands on a street corner in downtown Boston waiting for the crossing light.
For Ally, hearing a smooth music track in a group of strangers is one thing, but to hear it in the office is quite another.
www.usfca.edu /pj/ally-music.htm   (1801 words)

 Ally McBeal | PopMatters Television Review
Initially, the episode is amusing, as Ally is introduced to the world of cross-dressers, but turns poignant when the young man returns to the streets one last time with fatal results.
In one episode, "The Man With the Bag," Nelle (Portia de Rossi), another of Ally's co-workers, must defend her father, fired from his job as a teacher because he believes he is Santa Claus: her embarrassment at her father's delusion is matched by her attempt to understand it.
He appears in her bedroom, on the street, in a stall in the unisex bathroom at work, everywhere she turns, to the point that, when Ally encounters the real Barry Manilow performing at her favorite nightclub, she assumes he is her fantasy and assaults the singer in front of all her friends and co-workers.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/a/ally-mcbeal.shtml   (1538 words)

 Television Without Pity » Ally McBeal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ally -- happy to take on her mommy role -- is shocked but willing to take on the extra office responsibilities, as long as she can still leave at five.
Ally realizes that choosing not to date Glenn because he's "a boy" is not a valid reason.
Ally bitches at Larry for admitting that he wouldn't have hooked up with her if she were a midget, as if she's not shallow as hell, herself.
www.televisionwithoutpity.com /show.cgi?show=2   (1270 words)

 CNN.com - Fox ends 'Ally McBeal' run - April 18, 2002
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The Fox television network is canceling "Ally McBeal," the innovative series starring Calista Flockhart that once earned the industry's highest accolade, the Emmy for best comedy series.
"His 'Ally McBeal' became a landmark series for Fox and for the television industry, and Calista Flockhart is a singular talent who brought to life the unique voice of the character of Ally McBeal.
Ally herself was known for agonizing over her relationships.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/18/ally.mcbeal.canceled   (523 words)

 Ally McBeal TV Show - Ally McBeal Television Show - TV.com
A mixed comedy-drama show about the trials and tribulations of a 28-year-old lawyer by the name of Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart), who is just fresh out of Harvard Law School.
Ally was harrassed at the firm where she was originally working, and when she told the firm's partners, she ended up losing her job.
After Maddie passes out, Ally finds out she is suffering from a nervous reaction to all the changes in her life, so Ally decides that the only way she can help her daughter is to move back to New York.
www.tv.com /ally-mcbeal/show/168/summary.html   (603 words)

 Ally McBeal - all bon jovi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods.
In the present, an old classmate of Ally's named Richard Fish gives Ally a job at his law firm, where Billy and his new wife are also working.
Ally McBeal is a single young lawyer looking for love and fullfillment in life.
www.allbonjovi.com /mov-allymcbeal.htm   (267 words)

 Ally McBeal - Zap2it - TV Show
Broadway actress Calista Flockhart ("The Birdcage") stars as Ally McBeal, a young attorney who joins a prestigious law firm whose staff includes her ex-boyfriend.
"Ally McBeal" is full of fantasy sequences, flashbacks, and voiceovers to reveal what Ally is really thinking.
From Emmy Award-winning producer David Kelley ("Chicago Hope"), "Ally McBeal" is an innovative comedy that captures the private and public persona of a young female lawyer.
tv.zap2it.com /shows/showlist/showcard.html?2786   (67 words)

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Ally McBeal premiered on Fox on September 8, 1997.
Ally is harassed on the job by one of the other employees in the firm where she works.
Ally lets the partners of the firm know what happens and ends up losing her job.
www.pazsaz.com /ally.html   (301 words)

 Ally McBeal - The TV IV
Ally McBeal (1997-2002) is a program about a young female attorney who gets hired by the law firm in which her childhood boyfriend works and finds out he is now married.
Ally McBeal is a young and a little crazy lawyer.
A lot of new characters were introduced during the fifth and last season in the hope of rescueing the audience but the Fox eventually decided to discontinue the show, which lead to a beautiful finale, Bygones.
tviv.org /Ally_McBeal   (585 words)

 Amazon.com: Ally McBeal - Ally on Sex and the Single Life: DVD: Greg Germann,Peter MacNicol,Jace Alexander,Sarah Pia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
When Ally McBeal premiered on the Fox network in 1997, the series was already riding high on critical praise, with its upscale mix of savvy humor and hot-topic legal drama.
That leaves plenty of room to establish Ally McBeal as the lively focus of the series--confused, opinionated, sexy, neurotic, frustrated, ecstatic, intelligent, emotional...
Since Ally was in production from 1997 until 2002, just prior and a little bit after the advent of TV on DVD, this probably did not figure into the calculation of Fox as to how this would turn into a legal quagmire that could not be overcome.
www.amazon.com /Ally-McBeal-Sex-Single-Life/dp/B00003G4IP   (1886 words)

 "Ally McBeal" (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Plot Summary: Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods.
Out of all the mediocre American comedy shows we were bombarded with in the 1990's, Ally McBeal was a fine piece of work.
However, Ally McBeal was a decent show and I definitely recommend the earlier episodes.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0118254   (465 words)

 Ally McBeal - The Real Memories
This is a cast and show related news site and also a place of memories of the Ally McBeal world that will be forever in our hearts.
'Ally' moving on : "I'm looking forward to digging my teeth into something that is really different from Ally McBeal.
21/03/02 The next episode of Ally McBeal will have a 2 hour duration and the tittle will be "The Battle of the Divas" starring Matthew Perry, Christina Ricci, Hayden Pantanierrte, Gloria Gaynor, Tina Turner and Gladyss Night.
www.geocities.com /allymcbeal_en   (1003 words)

 "Ally" (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Now that X-files and Ally are now canceled, Dark Angel (Jessica Alba) has a chance of joining them.
Ally was truly a comedy about the law.
After May 20th, it's going to be "Ally who?" Just thank goodness Boston Public is looking forward to another season.
us.imdb.com /Title?0210403   (292 words)

 BBC News | TV AND RADIO | Edna to be regular Ally McBeal star
Dame Edna Everage has been recruited by TV comedy Ally McBeal to become a regular guest star after making two appearances on the show.
The recruitment is likely to be seen as the latest attempt to win viewers after a ratings slump that may threaten the programme's future.
Ally McBeal, a Boston-set legal comedy, is in its fifth series but has recently been struggling to keep young viewers, the most important group for advertisers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1761269.stm   (351 words)

 Welcome to CampusNut.com -- TV Shows
Opening: Ally's on a plane to Detroit to see Larry, but she's getting weirded out because the nun sitting next to her is blathering on about contraceptives.
Ally excuses herself and tries to go to the bathroom, but she accidentally opens the hatch and gets SUCKED INTO OBLIVION!!!
Ally, meanwhile, goes to see a new therapist, who's played by none other than Rhea Pearlman (it's like the show's grown so insecure that it's started grabbing actors off the street and begging them to appear in an episode).
www.campusnut.com /tv_e.cfm?sid=8   (448 words)

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