Actors: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, Matt Letscher, Sam Jaeger, Victor Garber
I first saw this DVD release of the Television series a few months back at HMV and was really tempted to buy it to watch but somehow the product description put me a little off. This was because it sounded a little too wacky and out of this world! This is what it read :-
“Follow Eli Stone (Jonny Miller) on his quirky quest for answers in this exciting and upbeat comedic drama. When Eli awakens to an unending George Michael soundtrack that only he can hear, gets dive-bombed by a WWI biplane on a busy San Francisco street, and faces a fire-breathing dragon outside his office window, there are two possible explanations: delusions caused by a potentially fatal brain aneurysm or the chance that something greater is at work. He might just be a prophet sent to change the world. Victor Garber and Loretta Devine lead an acclaimed supporting cast in this wonderfully wacky new series, ELI STONE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. Complete with every Season One episode, exclusive bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage, this 4-disc box set will surprise, inspire and leave you feeling like you gotta have faith.”
But when I found it available at Hollywoodclicks, I decided to borrow the series to see what I had missed. I must say I was hooked from the very first disc! In fact I was happy that in the very first episode, the track used from George Michael’s collection just happens to be one of my all time favourites! The show is engaging, at times provocative but most of all highly entertaining.
Eli Stone is a lawyer played by a British actor with an almost flawless American accent who works in a law firm very much like the whimsical Ally Mcbeal. He has ‘visions’ which either are hallucinations as a result of an aneurysm found in his head or are they really prohecies? Guess you’ll have to watch it to find out….
The casts which includes the great Victor Garber and Loretta Devine also has the very sexy amazonian-like Natasha Henstridge! ( Who can forget her from ‘Species’) But strangely two of the cast members which does a whole lot and drew me into the fan base does not have their names ‘Up There’ with the rest of them. They are the gorgeous Julia Gonzola (3rd from the right) and the enigmatic James Saito (1st on the left).