How I Got Hooked:
This show originally aired on Fox when I was in ninth or 10th grade. And, my friend Mandy was obsessed. I watched a lot of it (possibly all of it) because it felt adult and a little bit scandalous, and, well, Mandy seemed to know what she was talking about when it came to things that were adult and scandalous.
Why You'll Love It:
Ally McBeal is a real feminist. She leaves her big-firm job because her boss sexually harasses her, and she's unwilling to turn the other cheek in the way the partners expect her to, in the face of some convoluted litigation. So, she walks away and joins a smaller (much quirkier) firm. And, so begins Ally McBeal, setting the stage to fight for the underdog and take on some of the more taboo conversations around sex, relationships, equality in the workplace, and more.