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Boston Legal on ABC

By Josh Shirlen

This week's episode of the ABC legal drama Boston Legal was filled with offensive and indecent content.  With three sex scenes and a murder trial surrounding an incestuous relationship, Boston Legal is an easy pick for Worst of the Week.


On last week's episode, we learn that a young man, who is on trial for murder, was caught by his father masturbating to a nude picture of his own mother.  Now revealed to the court, the young man must testify about his sexual attraction to his mother.  The prosecution attempts to prove that the man killed the victim, with whom he was having an affair, because she resembled his mother.  What the jury doesn't know, but viewers at home later learn, is that the mother and son have had an ongoing sexual relationship for six years, and that the mother actually killed the victim out of jealousy.  When the young man is acquitted of all charges he and his mother exchange a deep romantic kiss privately in the courthouse.  This perverse display of incest is truly appalling.


In a parallel plot, Sally and Alan are engaged in a sexual love affair.  They are shown having sex on two different occasions.  Though humorous music plays during both scenes, flailing body parts and quick camera shots illustrate the intensity of the encounter.  After both scenes Sally abruptly exits, leaving Alan feeling insecure.  Alan seeks advice from his therapist and ultimately confronts Sally about his feelings.  Sally responds by sleeping with one of Alan's partners.  Portraying Sally in a humorous manner as sexually promiscuous with a total disregard for emotional and physical consequences is irresponsible and in poor taste for prime time.


For its visual display and verbal discussion of a mother/son incestuous relationship and three explicit sex scenes, Boston Legal is our pick for Worst of the Week.

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