I've been watching Ally McBeal for the first time and I just want to say
LARRY PAUL WAS THE BEST EVER.
or not, considering.
Obviously since I like this, I got obsessive with it. I read this old article about Robert Downey Jr’s performance that is really moving. Hehehe.
THE Golden Globe that Robert Downey Jr. won for ”Ally McBeal,” and the loving reception that met him when he accepted it in January, allowed the show-business community to display its support for him in the midst of his legal and drug troubles. And though it’s gratifying that the prevailing tone toward Mr. Downey these days is sympathetic rather than snide, the focus, understandably, has gone off his acting.
At the least, his performance as the lawyer Larry Paul, the current man in Ally’s life, has been taken for granted. But it’s a pity to let the tabloid side of the Downey story upstage the fact that he has been steadily providing, most Monday evenings on Fox, a small-screen equivalent of the performances that, in movies like ”Chaplin,” ”Two Girls and a Guy” and ”One Night Stand,” have shown him to be the most gifted actor of his generation. Mr. Downey’s astonishing work on ”Ally McBeal” may be as good as anything anyone has done on a television series.