Ally McBeal  

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Ally McBeal is an American television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002.


Despite its success, Ally McBeal did receive some criticism from TV critics and feminists who found the title character annoying and demeaning to women, and specifically professional women, because of her perceived flightiness, lack of demonstrated legal knowledge, and extreme emotional instability. Perhaps the most notorious example of the debate sparked by the show was the 25 June 1998 cover story of Time magazine, which juxtaposed McBeal with three pioneering feminists and asked "Is Feminism Dead?".

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