Ally McBeal abruptly stopped being funny about three seasons ago. Thankfully, it is being put out of its misery. The show had clearly lost all direction. Characters were added and dropped without warning or explanation. The humor of the characters’ neuroses was transformed into pity and disgust, as such pathetic life skills and psychological pathology is only tolerable for so long. The necessary sense of direction and stability, not to mention the even more necessary humor, was long gone from Ally McBeal.
It’s sad to see a funny show die such a horrible death, but… thank god its over!