It's a new dawn and a new day for Eli Stone. Even after having surgery to remove his brain tumor, Eli discovers his hallucinations remain. As they continue to put him in some really awkward situations, Eli's going to learn he won't understand everything he sees. Join Eli on a personal journey of amazing visions, legal maneuvers and truly good deeds that will touch your heart.
I loved this when it was on TV and was pleased to see I could enjoy it again. You cant miss with Jonnie Lee Miller, one of my most favorite British actors, who does a stellar job playing an American lawyer. I just wish their pilot wasn't a case about vaccines causing autism which scientists have completely disproven. Still, it's fiction, and hopefully people can remember. Hollywood does an exceptionally lousy job when it attempts to produce polemics about the issue du jour, as they are so often very embarrassing and factually flat out wrong. Stick with fiction, folks. Especially with science and politics, etc.! Miller's protege becomes increasingly annoying and I think was a problem that the producers should have dealt with as the series got into its second season. Still, I really liked watching it, and it was probably one of the last shows I regularly watched on a broadcast network as i then turned almost completely to cable networks like USA, and subscriptions like Netflix, etc.
Eli Stone is a wonderful show and I was so sorry to learn that it only had two seasons, but both seasons are definitely worth purchasing and watching, as well as passing along to friends and family. We watched both seasons in two weeks, a couple episodes every night. This show is full of interesting character developments, engaging musical scenes, and most of all, hope that anyone can change and often will when role models exist.
Thirteen years ago we cut off our cable and went off live television because so little existed that offered a way for us to view the world with hope and direction. This show renews one's sense that the universe is ordered and that we all can change and grow into better people. The character of Eli has a personal transformation that helps so many others to follow suit.
It's too bad that a show demonstrating the cathartic power of "doing the right thing" was not embraced quickly enough to have staying power in our world of instant gratification and search for quick profits. This show is well worth purchasing, viewing, and giving to others as a gift. I cried at the end of the last episode, realizing that the season and the show were over. Where would we go now (in an entertainment sense) to be encouraged to embrace our integrity, re-establish our honor, and continue to develop our faith in a positively evolving universe?
Well done, those who helped bring this show to the world. You have helped to change lives and should be very proud of your uplifting work. I only wish others of vision would have embraced this show before it ceased production and would have brought it to us for many years to come.
A very wise fictional little girl named Lisa Simpson once said "You will never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator." The short life of ELI STONE is living proof of this, with ABC filling its network with WIPEOUT and the like. I don't think many people knew how to take ELI STONE. Was it a law drama? Was it comedy? Was it philosophy? Was it a musical? The answer is all of the above and more. ELI is ahead of it time, and in a genre by itself. It was well written, well produced, well acted and intelligent. It was a perfect show for the new millennium, with selfishness and perceived goodness rampant in our society, watching Eli realize there is something greater out there, and his, and the people around him transform and grow was truly moving. Congrads to the ELI STONE cast, writers, and crew for amazing work. I'll miss ELI, and I would have loved to see where the story would have gone if it continued. I'm glad ABC released the last partial season to DVD, as I hope it will continue inspire and entertain.
I really loved this show. It was quirky and very entertaining. It is hard to understand the reasoning behind the decisions to cancel or not. Currently ABC has only 1 show I watch (Castle) and another I might possibly like (Happy Town) I does seem like they could have more than 1 good hour of TV out of 168 hours a week. I do occasionally watch several of the kids shows on Saturday morning TV, but Damn, it does seem like when they have such a wonderful show as Eli Stone they could let it run as least until they have something better (or even halfway decent) to replace it with.
Enough. On the bright side, I at least have this set of DVD's to remind me of better times on ABC.
This is such a wonderful show. I bought both seasons, of course, sad that it was canceled. British Jonny Lee Miller is great, and he can play an American, with no sign of his accent. (It's fun to watch ELEMENTARY now and hear that dapper British accent.) The show has a lot of heart, and I watch it often. I guess it failed because of the premise: (SPOILER) tough attorney becomes a sort of modern-day prophet after developing a brain aneurysm. I thought it was very well done, and never maudlin or preachy.
Stories tend to be serious but are well-leavened with humor and tenderness. Calling for a hold on the real world for a little bit, the business world breaks out in music and great dancing. One of the actors that I'd always associated with villainous characters displays surprising dance talent - fun stuff. A little fantasy opens the way to wider habits in my estimation. I have to recommend this one wholeheartedly.
The second season is a bit more serious, a bit more god-oriented, but still has a great deal of heart and compassion. It's really too bad that this series did not last longer than two seasons. No blood, gore, violence, filthy language, "reality" garbage, etc. I absolutely love Jonny Lee Miller and am pleased that he is now starring as Sherlock Holmes in "Elementary".