…And now for news about a show that sucks and we hate:
In what is not a surprise, THR has confirmed that Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen (two of the four main cast members) have left the David E. Kelley extension of Boston Legal, Harry’s Law, under what is described as “amicable” circumstances.
…producers looked at the stories and roles and decided they weren’t going to be expanded and instead opted to give the duo the opportunity to pursue other projects.
Yeah… mmm… OK…
What this means in Hollywood-speak is that in typical David E. Kelley fashion, the stale writing that existed on the show to begin with has gotten even worse, the well has run completely dry and they can’t develop their bland, cookie-cutter, clichéd characters beyond one season nor can they write them into storylines. We understand how developing characters and writing good stories can be difficult when every show you create is used for nothing more than a soapbox for a political agenda.
For the record, look at Kelley’s previous shows. They have a history of doing this. Do you know why? Because like Jerry Bruckheimer, he’s just not that good or creative of a producer and he generally has lazy and uninspired writers. As noted, we hate this show anyway and we were shocked that it was renewed. The funny part is that it appears that the only reason that it was renewed was in deference to Kelley over not picking up Wonder Woman. In other words, they threw Kelley a bone.
A note to NBC and the other networks: STOP throwing Kelley a bone. He’s overrated and audiences have grown tired of him (and Bruckheimer is nipping right at his heels in that department as well). Time to open the door for new blood and ditch these dinosaurs.