Eli Stone Makes Musicals Work

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We won’t admit to watching Cashmere Mafia (at least not yet), but Eli Stone? It’s worth it’s TiVo timeslot and then some. If you haven’t been watching the new series or missed our earlier post, it stars Jonny Lee Miller (one-time husband of Angelina Jolie) as a hot shot (and plain hot) San Fran attorney who suddenly gets communiques from a higher power, leading him to use his legal skills to do … good. Some might argue the calls from above are the result of the brain aneurysm he’s living with; others argue he’s a prophet.

But the hook? The messages from God, or whoever, are delivered in the form of song. Originally, we thought they were all going to be George Michael songs, though last night’s came from the Rascal’s “Good Loving.” (Michael, who even cameoed in the first episode, does have the names of his songs being used as the names of each episode.)

We’ve already had “Freedom” and “Father Figure.” Last night’s episode, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” was just the right mix of musical camp and dramedy. And it was tres entertaining.

After the jump, a clip from the first episode, with Michael’s “Faith.”

https://youtu.be/dOdd7OoEoi4&rel=1