Ally McBeal 5 Seasons 1999

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Season 3
(49) IMDb 7.9/10

1. Car Wash TV-14 CC

Ally has sex with a total stranger inside a car wash; a bride-to-be seeks the firm's help when her minister catches her making love to someone other than her fianc; Renee launches her own law practice.

Starring:
Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
October 25, 1999
Season 3

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Novoa on September 5, 2011
Format: DVD
After a stellar second season (which, among several awards, won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series ), season three had big shoes to fill. It is no surprise, then, that this season received some backlash from both critics and fans. And, truth be told, the series did suffer creatively, but only in the last quarter. That being said, I don't think those last 5 episodes can erase the fact that the season had 16 great ones.

Season three starts off with Ally reliving an encounter she just had in the car wash, which sets up the season's theme: change. All the main characters take an emotional journey, some for the better (Elaine realizing others' views of her affects her more than she thought), and some for the worse (Billy prioritizing certain old-fashioned values). Also in this season, the characters explore both their sexuality and their pasts a bit more. One of the series' best episodes is the Thanksgiving episode ("Troubled Water") which gives us a dark, yet poignant view into how Ally became the person she is. "Blue Christmas" and "Boy Next Door" mark two tear-jerking episodes, but that's not to say the show loses the humor that made us fall in love with it. John's usage of a hairbrush is one of the funniest moments in the show, and Georgia's interaction with Santa's elves is a classic Ally moment. The cases also become more interesting, especially the episode ("Over the Rainbow") where Cage & Fish become the defendants in a lawsuit. There are great musical numbers throughout (one of the first TV shows in which characters suddenly burst into song) as well as cameos from great performers (Al Green, Macy Gray, and Tina Turner among others), although it must be said that the finale ("Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost") was quite disappointing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Kristosik on August 9, 2013
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I loved these shows when they originally aired and I love them now. The music is partly what makes them so good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle R. Erskine on August 12, 2013
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I used to watch this T.V. series when I was in middle school. Loved it then ... love it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce J Carper on May 28, 2013
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This series has actually been the theme study for more than a few, Masters Degree thesis.

There are numerous subliminal themes that appeal to thinking people.

No, not me...but I know a few smart people. LOL!

And the Flockhart girl is nice to look at.

What else can I say
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By Josh Knoll on April 19, 2014
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I never missed an episode of this show when it originally aired. I've started watching the show once again on DVD, and immediately saw again what captivated me the first go around. The show has held up incredibly well through the years and the stories of each episode continue to resonate, still can make you laugh in fits of giggles, and still pull at your tear ducts. Ally McBeal is a classic.
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By Amazon Customer on January 24, 2014
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This show has been a favorite of mine since high school!! Thank you for having all of it!! It's the reason I paid the $80
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Ally McBeal is a all that I remembered! Witty and fun and worthy of many shed tears! I can't get enough! Plan on finishing the whole series again! Thanks Amazon for bringing Ally McBeal quirky fun back for me to watch!
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By Kathi on December 29, 2013
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I love the show ally mcbeal and love to be able to watch the episodes at my leisure. And with no commercials it's much more pleasurable.
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