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Set in Boston, The Practice centers on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Pursuing justice, however, sometimes means crossing the line...
Defense attorney Bobby Donnell could've had his pick of high-paying jobs at any number of fancy Boston law firms. Instead, he chose to be his own boss. The Practice: Volume One combines all six episodes from the debut mini season in 1997, along with seven episodes from the sophomore year. Though it would've been a more cohesive collection if entire two seasons were included on this four-disc DVD set, it's still a welcome addition for fans of this David E. Kelley drama. Starring Dylan McDermott as Bobby, the cast also includes Kelli Williams as uber-attorney Lindsay Dole, Emmy Award winner Camryn Manheim as Ellenor Frutt, and former cop-turned-defense attorney Eugene Young (Steve Harris). Then there's their friend--and also foil--prosecutor Helen Gamble (Lara Flynn Boyle), who admires the team's tenacity but stops at nothing to beat them in court. During the early seasons, Donnell's firm doesn't bring in enough money to decorate their offices, which are filthy--just like many of their clients. But as they slowly build a reputation as the go-to firm for clients who most likely are guilty but want to be set free, they begin to wrestle with moral dilemmas. As can be expected from a Kelley series, the cases presented here are fabulously sensationalist. But they also touch on human emotions, such as when they represent a client who was fired for being unattractive. The lawyers also have bittersweet moments as they realize they have surpassed their former legal mentors, some of whom have been seduced by the promise of big money. The most compelling episodes involve Dole--a brilliant but unseasoned attorney--who slowly and methodically tackles the tobacco industry. While the opponent has teams of senior attorneys, associates, paralegals, and interns at its disposal, Dole tirelessly works the case and refuses to give in, even when the outcome seems inevitable. The end result isn't believable in the least, but her passion sets the groundwork for one of the show's most watchable characters. --Jae-Ha Kim
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Although the world has changed since the premier of this show, timely legal issues remain much the same. Great story arcs that will hold your interest with a great ensemble cast.Published 20 days ago by Camille A. Luteran
So glad this was available on DVD; acting was dynamic and the show's writers did an excellent job in that the script provided an outcome that was predictable and that's the way it... Read morePublished 22 days ago by LadyNutt
i loved this show when it was on way back when and i love it nowPublished 2 months ago by Sharon G.
old series introducing Dylan McDermott among others. Very good "attorney" series.
Certainly recommend for those who like Oldies.
I used to LOVE this show, so I ordered this DVD set, which is the first (short) season plus some of the second season. And boy, this show is still great years later! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan C. McConnell
An Excellent Legal Procedural Drama. We have Seasons 1,2 and 8 available either on DVD or Streaming. where are the rest?Published 2 months ago by bobh
What happened to Seasons 3-7? What s bimmer. Great show lots of laughs.Published 3 months ago by On_A_Jet_Plane
Thanks for the prompt service! We will enjoy watching this in the future.Published 4 months ago by Jim Kleinwolterink
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|when is vol. 2 coming out?||
Yes we are all eagerly awaiting the rest of the episodes. We want them ALL! Have been waiting long enough!
Jun 27, 2008 by Jill Gregson | See all 18 posts
this DVD has the 6 episodes from the 1st season and the first 7 episodes of the 2nd season. The rest of season 2 will be on volume 2 which I've read somewhere comes out in October. Kind of a ripoff when you add it all up money-wise.
Aug 27, 2007 by Bryan | See all 5 posts
|Closed captioning does anyone know||
It does have CC, as English subtitles for hearing impaired.
Jun 26, 2009 by Ricardo A. Filho | See all 2 posts
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