Normally, Jewdar gets miffed when confronted by de-Judaized television and film characters. In the case of ABC’s new show Eli Stone, however, we’re relieved. The idea that a high-powered lawyer named Eli Stone with a neurologist brother named Nathan Stone wouldn’t be a NJB (nice Jewish boy) is just so absurd that we may be inclined to dismiss our usual suspicion of anti-Semitism simply by virtue of the fact that the creators must obviously be operating under some form of diminished intellectual capacity. Frankly, the show is so bad that we’d rather not (and how often do we say this?) have the main characters be represented as Tribesmen. Suffice it to say that watching a corporate lawyer undergoing an emotional life-change replete with wacky musical numbers has all of the negatives of Ally Mcbeal with none of the—well, there was nothing positive about Ally Mcbeal, but this show somehow seems worse.