Ally McBeal: Season 2 Reviews

March 13, 2019
The writing remained as sharp as the debut year, but benefited by excellent additions to the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 13, 2019
Fox's once female-friendly -- even empowering -- drama has become a wretchedly misogynist, petty, and completely anti-woman endeavor.
March 12, 2019
You know a character has gotten into your consciousness, or under your skin, when you talk about her as if she were a real person, and even a friend. I can't quite take it that far. Something about Ally McBeal bugs me.
March 12, 2019
Instead of being a moderately off-kilter drama with comedic elements, the show has become a wildly off-kilter comedy with dramatic elements. It's still an entertaining show. But it has fallen victim to the "can-you-top-this?" syndrome.
March 12, 2019
There's nothing radical or complex about the twee, self-indulgent sludge which passes for plot in [Ally McBeal].
March 12, 2019
Some of the show's serious turns this year explored new ground -- Cage's realization that Ally is only happy in her fantasy world -- but other times "Ally" rehashed old topics ad infinitum.
April 16, 2018
Writer/creator David E. Kelley uses all of this not only to craft pungent, sophisticated comedy, but to expose emotional truths.
April 16, 2018
In its present, second season, McBeal has turned into the sort of squirmy embarrassment its detractors said it was all along and those of us who found it an amusing divertissement always hoped it would never become.
Full Review | Original Score: C-