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January 31st, 2008 under ABC

Driven by ambition, Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller, “The Flying Scotsman”) has built a successful career at a top San Francisco law firm in representing the biggest and richest corporations where “screwing over the little guy” is common practice. After experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, including a crooning vision of George Michael, Eli turns to his neurologist brother, Nathan (Matt Letsher, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), only to be told there is nothing wrong with him. As the visions persist, he’s anxious to find the cause of his delirium and seeks the help of Dr. Chen (James Saito, “I Think I Love My Wife”), a Chinese acupuncturist who specializes in holistic medicine. Though skeptical of his practice, Eli finds Dr. Chen can help him recall important memories from his past.
While Eli is skeptical of being a prophet, his visions have helped him to recall what his father once impressed upon him — “You’re meant to do great things… speak inspired words… you’re going to help people.” With his father’s words in mind, Eli redefines his outlook on life and his intent as a lawyer, beginning with a case in which he represents an old acquaintance against one of his firm’s most important clients. Despite opposition from his imposing boss and future father-in-law, Jordan Wethersby (Victor Garber, “Alias”), and fiancée Taylor (Natasha Henstride, “Commander in Chief”), he chooses to stay the course.

Eli Stone had me when I saw that it was created by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, Jack and Bobby, Brothers & Sisters) and it was not a political drama. Well actually I am lying, the show had me at the promo!
I have seen 3 episodes of Eli Stone and I can’t wait to see more. The show is a mix of Boston Legal with a little Quantum Leap/Journeyman. Eli Stone is a lawyer who is all about the money until he starts getting visions that leads him to find the cases of people who really need him to help win their cases. Like in the pilot episode he hears George Michael singing Faith and he can’t stop hearing the song until he goes to an acupuncturists who helps him realize why that song will always have very special meaning to him and that meaning leads him to defending the person that it has meaning to. It is really interesting to see how the clues help him find the people to help and help him fight their case. The cases are original (a Berlanti thing) and really tug at your heart.
The cast is great in this show! Jonny Lee Miller is so likable, Loretta Divine is her typical crazy self and James Saito is amazing as the acupuncturist! But word of advice more more more Tom Amandes, please.
This is a great show for a Thursday evening, doesn’t require too many brain cells but tickles them just enough so that you are ready for your last day of work for the week!
So have Faith in Eli Stone tonight on ABC at 10p!!!

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