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Title: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on April 29, 2012, 08:01:29 AM
seriously, law school students have time to watch leagal series like Boston Leagal?

may I know how many of you like learn about law stuff in this way??

thx;)
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: winchester buttre on April 29, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
seriously, law school students have time to watch leagal series like Boston Leagal?

may I know how many of you like learn about law stuff in this way??

thx;)

These shows are very entertaining for those of us who have a passion for the law; we are not watching "Pawn Stars".  It is fun to see how hollywood portrays lawyers, litigation and the "candy" social culture that surrounds our area of interest.

So sue, me. Right?
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Opie58 on April 29, 2012, 04:36:14 PM
Not to learn; just for fun.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Duncanjp on April 29, 2012, 07:52:31 PM
I agree with Nova. I love studying law, but as a law student, TV shows about lawyers are mostly unbearable. It's the same when I watch movies about the Marine Corps. I can't sit there without noticing every little thing that the actors do wrong like when the officer salutes the enlisted man instead of the other way around, or when the private talks back to a captain. This does not happen in real life. Ever. TV makes being an attorney appear glamorous, but in my experience, most attorneys are rather ordinary, if bright, people.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Julie Fern on April 30, 2012, 03:35:13 PM
scott turow much better on this.  of course, he lawyer.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: HolmesBoy on May 01, 2012, 08:26:13 PM
I try to learn as much as I can from Louis Canning on The Good Wife. He's such a good lawyer.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 02, 2012, 10:21:35 PM
Let me get this straight: there are people that think T.V. shows are educational?  Its just a show, not designed to be anything other than entertaining.  What could you possibly learn?

I like Star Trek, but other than social satire and criticisms, which is present in any worthwhile piece of lit or film, I'm not expecting to learn anything about physics or molecular bio.  Boston Legal is funny and entertaining, but that's about it.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 03, 2012, 04:34:10 AM
where else going learn about tribbles?
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: jsweeden on May 03, 2012, 12:47:41 PM
I like Tribbles, I even have one...
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 03, 2012, 03:15:02 PM
boy, girl, or yaya?
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: retes23 on May 03, 2012, 07:43:54 PM
I am still able to find time watching series like these. You can actually pick up a thing or two from them.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 04, 2012, 07:55:32 AM
Tribbles caught the Klingon spy- how patriotic
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:03:12 AM
I agree with Nova. I love studying law, but as a law student, TV shows about lawyers are mostly unbearable. It's the same when I watch movies about the Marine Corps. I can't sit there without noticing every little thing that the actors do wrong like when the officer salutes the enlisted man instead of the other way around, or when the private talks back to a captain. This does not happen in real life. Ever. TV makes being an attorney appear glamorous, but in my experience, most attorneys are rather ordinary, if bright, people.
yeah  I agree with you on that
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:11:37 AM
Tribbles caught the Klingon spy- how patriotic
Tribbles ? Is that a novel? sounds nice.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:14:24 AM
Not to learn; just for fun.

I prefer film like My Cousin Vinny(screened in 1992) , not too long and enough for fun ;)
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:24:34 AM
I try to learn as much as I can from Louis Canning on The Good Wife. He's such a good lawyer.
yeah, I have heard about it and it was recommended by our professor ;D

Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:26:48 AM
scott turow much better on this.  of course, he lawyer.

thanks for recommendation ;)
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:31:59 AM
Let me get this straight: there are people that think T.V. shows are educational?  Its just a show, not designed to be anything other than entertaining.  What could you possibly learn?

I like Star Trek, but other than social satire and criticisms, which is present in any worthwhile piece of lit or film, I'm not expecting to learn anything about physics or molecular bio.  Boston Legal is funny and entertaining, but that's about it.

I see, actually I prefer films to T.V. shows .
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 08:34:43 AM
boy, girl, or yaya?
what does yaya mean ??
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 04, 2012, 11:47:50 AM
Most tribbles are yayas
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 04, 2012, 12:32:31 PM
boy, girl, or yaya?
what does yaya mean ??

that otherwise male republican with miniature testicles, which most of them.  neither boy nor girl, identified by interest sending others fight wars they not willing fight.

sheesh.  next you probably going ask what henway.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 04, 2012, 07:56:26 PM
boy, girl, or yaya?
what does yaya mean ??

that otherwise male republican with miniature testicles, which most of them.  neither boy nor girl, identified by interest sending others fight wars they not willing fight.

sheesh.  next you probably going ask what henway.

I....googled Tribbles and checked it out in Wikipedia. I think I have known it thanks;)
I never heard of Star Trek ever, so I did not get you when you talked about tribbles and yayas blahblah

andddd
"Hey dude! Do you know where I can get a henway?"
"what's a henway?"
"Oh about two and a half pounds."
it's an old joke.

right, each week on the civil procedure class, the teacher show us a joke about chaffing lawyers , they are all black humor which I can hardly get across  ::)
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 04, 2012, 10:00:30 PM
You actually bothered to look up tribbles? You have never heard of Star Trek?  Wait, how old are you? How is that even possible?

Not everything mentioned has a quantifiable definition.  Yaya and henway, for example.

You're seeming amazingly two dimensional here, like a hiwoo. ;)
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: ayperi on May 05, 2012, 08:28:09 AM
You actually bothered to look up tribbles? You have never heard of Star Trek?  Wait, how old are you? How is that even possible?

Not everything mentioned has a quantifiable definition.  Yaya and henway, for example.

You're seeming amazingly two dimensional here, like a hiwoo. ;)

well it was screened in 1966 and I was born in 25 years later, although I know it is famous until I checked out its chinese transformation just now ; ) , I think it is not that interesting for me.

two dimensional ? umm, do you mean what I said image my mind is two simple as you are three dimensional? 

by the way, who is hiwoo?
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 05, 2012, 08:46:29 AM
Image in you mind? That's 2 dimensional as well.  Too literal.

No, I meant 1 word = 1 definition (2 dimensions). Rather than conceptual understanding.  I made up the word hiwoo, but it still has meaning based on context (the third dimension in this case). The actual, literal meaning of dimensionality will stop someone from understanding that.

You were born in 91? Wow, guess you don' remember all the 90's Star Treks. What about Star Wars or LOTR or Beavis and Butthead?  All that pop culture stuff.  You haven't experienced any of it?  There is some good stuff now, but I haven't seen anything on the epic level in a while (ok maybe Beavis and Butthead isn't epic).

Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Duncanjp on May 05, 2012, 10:55:35 AM
Okay, Fortook, I just have to weigh in here. Beavis & Butt-head is definitely an epic show! Those were some of the funniest things I ever saw, bar none. B&B don't get the credit they deserve for being two of the best actors ever to hit the big time.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: fortook on May 05, 2012, 12:00:11 PM
Ha, did you know its back?  I saw last season (2011) and its as funny as I remember- mocking Twilight in their typical blunt and meaninglessly direct way- "I will fight for you until my heart stops beating, and then I will love you.  And then, I will still love you"- just ridiculous enough to mean nothing, but get the point across. 
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 05, 2012, 03:08:34 PM
boy, girl, or yaya?
what does yaya mean ??

that otherwise male republican with miniature testicles, which most of them.  neither boy nor girl, identified by interest sending others fight wars they not willing fight.

sheesh.  next you probably going ask what henway.

I....googled Tribbles and checked it out in Wikipedia. I think I have known it thanks;)
I never heard of Star Trek ever, so I did not get you when you talked about tribbles and yayas blahblah

andddd
"Hey dude! Do you know where I can get a henway?"
"what's a henway?"
"Oh about two and a half pounds."
it's an old joke.

right, each week on the civil procedure class, the teacher show us a joke about chaffing lawyers , they are all black humor which I can hardly get across  ::)

julie bet you loads fun parties.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: HolmesBoy on May 08, 2012, 09:13:32 AM
Okay, Fortook, I just have to weigh in here. Beavis & Butt-head is definitely an epic show! Those were some of the funniest things I ever saw, bar none. B&B don't get the credit they deserve for being two of the best actors ever to hit the big time.

Man, that's because Beavis and Butthead are not actors. Similar to the Real World, they're just getting filmed living the dream.
Title: Re: Do you watch series like Boston leagal or Good Wife trying to learn something?
Post by: Duncanjp on May 08, 2012, 01:15:44 PM
I can get on board with that, Holmes.

Fortook, yes, I watched every episode. The one about asking Anderson for his daughter's hand was hilarious.