Boston Public

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Boston Public

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"Dignity isn't something you practice. You either have it or you don't." From the Emmy Award-winning creator of Ally McBeal and The Practice, comes David E. Kelley's newest series, Boston Public. The show is a dramatic, sometimes comedic, behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of teachers working at a midsize high school in Boston. At the top of the faculty chain of command is Steven Harper (Chi McBride), the strong and intimidating principal. Harper is the force behind the school's objective to make students smarter and better. From handling irate parents to confronting school bullies to settling disputes between his staff, every day brings a new challenge for Harper. At the head of the Social Studies department is Lauren Davis (Jessalyn Gilsig), who while battling it out with students has to avoid the advances of fellow administrator, Scott Guber (Anthony Heald), the stern and formidable vice principal. Other faculty members include: Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkel), the 80-year-old history teacher who longs for the past; Marilyn Sudor (Sharon Leal), the music teacher most of the male students want to sleep with; Harry Senate (Nicky Katt), the rebellious geology teacher known for his unusual teaching tactics; Marla Hendricks (Loretta Devine), the special education teacher who needs a medication cocktail to make it through the day; and Louisa Fenn (Rashida Jones), the school Secretary/Assistant to the Principal; and most recently, Ronnie Cooke (Jeri Ryan), the successful lawyer, who switches careers in order to teach at Winslow High.moreless
Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Steven Harper

Anthony Heald

Anthony Heald

Scott Guber

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Marla Hendricks

Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush Finkel

Harvey Lipschultz

Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal

Marilyn Sudor

Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig

Lauren Davis (Seasons 1-2)

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  • boston public was a good show

    8.5
    boston public was a good show that focoued on teachers that were from a midsize school in boston and the way they got throgh the day and the way they delt with things like with tparents on intidents and other maters like the budget and racism and there lives out side the shchool it also touched apon that i think was a cool thing they focused on in the show. but i think this was good show even though it was only on for 4 years i still think it could of gone longer . but that is just me .moreless
  • It's about teachers, in the class and out.

    8.2
    I can't recall to much about it. It was good, it's not a show you watch and can't remember the name but is the show that you know the name of but don't know the charcters or anything else. It was different, I guess. It showed a whole other perspective of teachers and their lives and lifestyle. I guess I had no reason to watch it after I met my 10th grade composition teacher because she was very open about her personal life, and by personal I mean college days and sex and doing drugs, she didn't do drugs but she talked to kids who did and she had no problem with it. Anyway, yeah that's it.moreless
  • The episone in which Khalid was thought to be a terrorist and the FBI was called in to investigate.

    9.0
    I live in Cairo, Egypt. Other than that I adore this show, I am particularly grateful to the writers of the show who wrote the episode of "Khalid" (the Arab boy who was investigated by the FBI). At first I thought it was going to unfold into the typical cliche: American good guys vs. Arab bad guys. But as I watched I was truly impressed by the messege that was being projected. I was especially touched by the headmasters speech at the end of the episode. The world has been in turmoil since the 9/11 attacks and frankly the media has been brutal in characterizing Arabs and Muslims as terrorists. I felt the episode taught tolerance and I found that quite refreshing and in good taste. Thank you and God bless :)moreless
  • Boston public is about a school filled with different kind of persons who have to struggle to get through their daily lives

    9.0
    Boston Public is a one of a kind show. It has aired here in Holland for a really long time, so I've probably watched almost every episode there is of this show. The only bad part is that it's not available on dvd here.

    Boston Public is really a great tearjerker. It has numerous persons who you love, hate, admire, fear, etc. but you are always torn towards their lifestories.

    The show has a great cast, in which some of them turned out to become superstars.

    If you like drama, this really is a show to watch. So buy the dvd if you are interestedmoreless
  • They always take away the good shows

    10
    I loved this show. I don't think I watched it in the begining but later on I got hooked to it. Then like that they took it off the air. I think it ended with Tamrya Gary's character being abused by or boyfriend? But I can't really recall. I hope that a network picks it up to show the re-runs.
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Drama

Themes

Coming of Age, Teen, Love & Romance, Social Issues