I just finished watching my Boston Legal DVDs from Season 2, and wanted to comment a bit on the extra features included on Disc 7. There were only two featurettes, which was kind of disappointing, but one of them presented an extensive look at the set design of the Crane, Poole & Schmidt offices.
I was surprised to learn that all the props in the offices are real items, from the framed diplomas to the staplers, files, mail, and other supplies. The furniture and architecture is all real too, which of course helps the show feel more authentic to viewers.
This was surprising to me because the Crane, Poole & Schmidt offices a pretty luxurious — as they should be, given the stature of the firm. They have top quality everything, from granite-topped conference tables and leather chairs to gold-trimmed bathroom vanities in the restrooms.
I can’t even begin to imagine what it must do to production costs to use (and maintain) all that beautiful furniture in ever single episode, but I admit that it really does separate the Boston Legal set from all the other shows on TV!