If you are not familiar with I am reasonably sure that you have watched any number of the television shows he has written and produced, such as, Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Boston Legal to name a few.
Kelly has always borrowed subject matter from a slew of current events, most of which controversial including, media censorship, abortion the Supreme Court and now the 2008 presidential election all of which have been tackled in recent Boston Legal episodes.
It is probably no secret to any viewer that Kelly is a liberal, unashamed and courageous in not mincing the dialogue he so brilliantly writes while entertaining, educating and sometimes lobbying for a cause he obviously feels strongly about.
His weapons are his pen and legal pads that he uses to bring to life his current main protagonist and champion, Alan Shore, a passionate lawyer who is fearless and angry, much like Paddy Chayefsky’s character, "Howard Beale" in the movie Network.
You remember Howard don’t you? He was the Network News anchor who got so tired and fed up with the bullshit he delivered nightly on the evening news that he, one day, exploded while on camera and uttered the now famous phrase, "I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore!"
Kelly has been on a roll this season with Alan Shore (played by James Spader) laying into media bias, and the Supreme Court, ending with the Democratic National Committee last night.
The courtroom dramas usually peak with Shore delivering a crowd pleasing oration. The last two left me standing in my living room literally applauding with tears in my eyes. Hard to believe? Judge for yourself……
Next week we will continue with David Kelly’s satirical portrayal of the current controversy surrounding the Democratic National Committee’s policies regarding the 2008 Presidential election.
HERE ARE ADDITIONAL RELEVENT ARTICLES:
- Boston Legal - Episode 4x18 The Gods Must Be Crazy - Press Release
- Alan Shore v Supreme Court
- Boston Legal takes on the Supreme Court
- Murrow, Minow, Chayefsky, Sorkin, Kelley and Robbins -- Six ...