Any DLers watching? Just finished the second episode and I’m surprised that I actually like it.
Law & Order: Organized Crime
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 14, 2021 5:59 AM|
I want to see an ep where they go after the Matt Gaetz sex trafficking ring!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||April 9, 2021 7:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||April 9, 2021 7:04 PM|
R2 you prefer the standard L&O format where each case gets solved at the end of every episode?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||April 9, 2021 7:30 PM|
Going by these tumbleweeds in here, I guess this thing might be headed for cancellation.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||April 10, 2021 8:58 PM|
Ratings were down practically 50% from the first week.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||April 12, 2021 7:13 PM|
Dylan was on Kelly and Ryan this morning. It's not the L&O format of Crime, Cops Find Perp, Trial. This will be a a running drama. Will continue to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||April 12, 2021 7:17 PM|
[QUOTE] It's not the L&O format of Crime, Cops Find Perp, Trial.
The question is: would viewers prefer that?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||April 12, 2021 7:19 PM|
I would watch if all three gents in OP's pic had a hardcore XXX threeway that ran the entire episode, and the entire season. I have my standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||April 12, 2021 7:20 PM|
Law & Order: Los Angeles was more interesting than this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||April 12, 2021 7:20 PM|
And regular Law & Order was better than both, R9, but this is what we got.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||April 12, 2021 7:30 PM|
I watched for about ten minutes and all I saw was terrible acting. Not that the SVU cast is/was talented, but the female lead is so awful that the show is unwatchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||April 12, 2021 7:48 PM|
Who are you talking about, R11? The cop or the bad guy’s wife?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||April 12, 2021 8:39 PM|
The cop, R12.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||April 13, 2021 2:21 PM|
Yeah I don’t like her either. I don’t really like any of the characters for that matter. The only good one was Chazz Palminteri and they promptly killed him off.
Wish they’d just bring Law & Order back.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||April 14, 2021 12:46 AM|
I can’t quite pinpoint the reason that I’m still watching, but I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||April 16, 2021 11:33 PM|
Oh, dear. Christopher Meloni's aged.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||April 17, 2021 1:24 AM|
Send Meloni back to SVU.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||April 17, 2021 1:27 AM|
R16 Yes but at 60 he's also still capable of looking like this, so his invitation to enter mama's mussy is still wide open. 😉😈
|by Anonymous||reply 18||April 17, 2021 1:39 AM|
This past Thursday's episode featured a really poorly done fake octopus.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||April 17, 2021 7:21 AM|
I knew DL would love it as soon as the Twink son Eli Stabler showed up....That's like catnip around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||April 17, 2021 7:49 AM|
The twink son is barely present. And he hasn’t been shirtless yet. If I was in charge of the show, there would’ve been several shower scenes with him by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||April 17, 2021 9:28 AM|
R21 = Eli is so feminine I wouldn't be surprised it Elliot catches him with another guy in the showers..
|by Anonymous||reply 22||April 17, 2021 9:52 AM|
I think they're trying really hard to keep the same tough cop memes going and I don't think it's sitting well in the George Floyd era.
It certainly isn't with me.
I realize that though I really enjoy Meloni, I've never liked this character.
I'm still watching but I can see myself tuning out soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||April 17, 2021 10:14 AM|
R23 = It's only 8 episodes....So you are almost halfway thru....They already said Stabler is going back to SVU but they haven't said for how long or how many episodes...
|by Anonymous||reply 24||April 17, 2021 10:18 AM|
that lucky bitch got to hug Chris for a long time in episode 2!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||April 17, 2021 7:48 PM|
they were filming in midtown a few days ago...by park ave.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||April 17, 2021 8:39 PM|
Watching Chris Meloni in anything never feels like a hard day at the office.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||April 17, 2021 8:42 PM|
I was expecting the traditional format. It’s an extended drama apparently, which is not necessarily bad, but the squad room is like a direct copy of NCIS down to the bored, insufferable goth computer-whiz chick.
The actors are not well-cast for their roles, nor are the characters appealing. I get that Stabler is supposed to be a fish out of water in the age of “new policing,” but he just does click with them.
Meloni has a few thirst-trap scenes for his gay fans, but I’d rather have each episode tied up by the end. It’s a smarter move if the story isn’t well written.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||April 17, 2021 8:46 PM|
*doesn’t* click with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||April 17, 2021 8:47 PM|
Wow, Chris is really showing his age now.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||April 17, 2021 8:49 PM|
he looks good for his age. at least he didn't try to botox his lines away.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||April 17, 2021 8:54 PM|
He looks great for a man his age. And that's even before he removes his clothes.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||April 17, 2021 8:55 PM|
I watched the first episode and when I realized what it was, I was going to give up on it. I HATE crime dramas that never conclude, like "The Blacklist."
If it's only an 8 episode series, then maybe I'll go back.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||April 17, 2021 8:57 PM|
The thing I have the hardest time with is Dylan McDermott as a bad guy.
Love Eli. I hope Nicky Torchia gets a show of his own.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||April 17, 2021 9:12 PM|
[QUOTE] Meloni has a few thirst-trap scenes for his gay fans, but I’d rather have each episode tied up by the end. It’s a smarter move if the story isn’t well written.
Really though, that would be so unrealistic. How can a show about organized crime investigations have everything neatly wrapped up by the end of the episode? Look at the antagonist and the type of stuff he does—racketeering within a multi-layer organization that’s partially a legitimate business. How could Stabler put him behind bars in 45 minutes? We should’ve known from the title that it would have to be different.
When you watch other Law & Orders, there’s usually a syndicate boss who’s a recurring character. The cops know who he is and what he does. Maybe he did a few years in prison and now he’s back on the street, sitting there at a restaurant table surrounded by goons when the detectives come to question him about a new crime. We’re made to believe this is fucked up but realistic, and that’s the truth. Cause it can take forever to bring these men down.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||April 17, 2021 9:14 PM|
This won't be like The Blacklist at all which I'm convinced is completely improvised at this point because the scripts are so ridiculous. But it can't be a standard procedural either. I like it thus far because it's perfectly cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||April 17, 2021 9:21 PM|
I think this is a network attempt to grab the attention of a chunk of the audience who made Italian organized crime themed shows such as "Gomorrah" or "Suburra" Netflix hits.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||April 17, 2021 9:25 PM|
Elliot just told Oleebia that he loves her in front of co-workers on Organized Crime. But he's acting weird and I'm finding the plot hard to follow.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||April 23, 2021 2:44 AM|
I'm still watching, I like dylan mcdermott as the villain
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 22, 2021 3:19 PM|
The jury is still out for me... I have 2 on DVR now. I know it’s part of the role he plays, but his angst and anger is a little over the top for me
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 22, 2021 3:23 PM|
I think Dylan has a fat, girthy hairy cock with huge balls. And a fuzzy ass. I love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 22, 2021 3:50 PM|
I love it. It's quite low budget, though. Stabler's spray on hair is horrific.
The vibe they seem to be going with at the police station is The Wire Season 1 with Stabler as McNulty and his boss Bell as Kima.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 24, 2021 3:45 PM|
I'm sticking with it, I like the characters, and the plot is moving at a reasonable pace. The death at the end of last week's episode was sad, I thought that was one of the better characters. High stakes though.
Interesting side plots as well though, like the female lead's family stuff. Especially after the police assaulted her nephew, now her sister is suing the NYPD. Awkward!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 24, 2021 5:57 PM|
[quote] The death at the end of last week's episode was sad, I thought that was one of the better characters.
Are you sure Gina is dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 24, 2021 7:14 PM|
Dylan McDermott saying “Damn, Gina” was pure Ilene Chaiken
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 24, 2021 7:16 PM|
[quote]Are you sure Gina is dead?
About as sure that Kathy's dead 🤷♂️
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 25, 2021 4:25 PM|
R21 I had to look up that name & now that I see her previous credits (Empire, The L Word) that makes total sense. It does seem like there is a sort of soapy, camp energy running through this show. The face-to-face meetings between Stabler and Wheatley are dripping with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 25, 2021 4:36 PM|
Who's the hot bald daddy in OP's picture?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 25, 2021 4:50 PM|
He is Stabler's mole.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 25, 2021 5:08 PM|
R44- No, Rose, she's in witness protection with Adriana.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 25, 2021 5:15 PM|
They should do a crossover episode with the cast of Friends where they investigate old people scamming the rent control laws.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 25, 2021 5:21 PM|
And Richie Aprile, R50.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 25, 2021 10:00 PM|
^ man, I must watch the Sopranos again. I may save it for Christmas/New Year.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 26, 2021 8:26 PM|
That scene, R53, much like the series in general, makes me so hungry.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 26, 2021 11:04 PM|
I can’t believe that the female UC was called Gina so Dylan McDermott could hiss “damn, Gina”.
That is pure Ilene Chaiken.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 12, 2021 3:20 PM|
It’s a little preachy for my taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 12, 2021 3:32 PM|
R23 I kinda thought the same thing too at first. When I found out about it I was reluctant to watch a cop show in the Post-George Floyd era. I am a huge fan of Chris Meloni's as I've seen hum in many things, but I agree that his character on SVU was problematic which added to my hesitancy.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when I watched Organized crime. It was fast pace, lots of stuff happening at once. The storyline was interesting and current as it pulled in the coronavirus vaccines. I loved that they did it as a crossover by adding Olivia Benson to the mix. They knew that the fans wanted to see these two together again.
I felt that the production was very sensitive to the racial reckoning of 2020. They leaned into it with the amazing Chaz Palminteri as an unrepentant racist (hated his character but he did a great job with his role - as always). You can also see production's awareness of the climate with the writing and in the diverse casting and storyline. They gave Meloni a Black female partner and a Black love interest. They also surrounded Dylan (the other male lead) with a Black family. Somebody took a temperature check. I think they got it right without being too obvious or sacrificing the story.
Law and Order franchise has a HUGE Black base. They are well aware of this and I like that the show took that into account in this 2021 police drama.
I loved it and can't wait for season 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 12, 2021 5:17 PM|
Is there a season 2?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||July 12, 2021 6:02 PM|
Yes R58 Organized Crime was picked up for a second season! Hopefully Meloni will show his big thick muscle ass to the audience next season!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 12, 2021 6:05 PM|
It reminded me a little of The Wire season 1.
Before you jump down my throat I’m not saying it’s as good as The Wire. But the disparate police getting together to form a new team, the trouble they had with other departments, the how crime families and race and policing intersect all seemed a nod to those early episodes. Even Stabler’a boss seemed an SVU version of Kima.
I hoped there would be more episodes but I appreciate that 8 episodes on one storyline is huge for the slaw Order universe - and any more would have dragged it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||July 12, 2021 7:01 PM|
[QUOTE] It reminded me a little of The Wire season 1.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? THIS SHOW IS NOWHER—
[QUOTE]Before you jump down my throat I’m not saying it’s as good as The Wire.
Oh. Well, then..
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 12, 2021 7:13 PM|
I think where they missed the ball with this show is not having some kind of recurring Sister Peg type character. Ya can't buck a nun.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 13, 2021 10:54 PM|
Dylan McDermott back for Season 2:
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 29, 2021 10:05 PM|
wow! great news!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 29, 2021 11:31 PM|
R63 Dylan McDermott is my Dzaddy!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 30, 2021 5:27 AM|
R62 Sister Peg has died like three times but always manages to respawn.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 30, 2021 5:29 AM|
R63 He looks so good.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 30, 2021 10:39 AM|
yes, I think he looks great too. but his hair isn't real, is it? looks too good.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 30, 2021 2:10 PM|
R68 Damn you gay men and your good eyes! I just saw some old pictures of him online. You're right! The hair is not real! But it does look good so kudos who his doctor/wig stylist.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 30, 2021 2:32 PM|
To be fair, no man is gonna have the same hair at 50 they had when they were 30. And most men over 40 don't have a full head of hair anymore.
While combovers have been around forever, Trump reminded the world that once middle-aged men start combing their hair in weird ways they're doing it to hide some shit. [BTW Trump now wears a full wig or weave]
Beware of weird styling.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 30, 2021 2:42 PM|
Well if it’s a wig then his role on this show can be directly attributed to his hairpiece. He damn sure wouldn’t have gotten the part if he was bald.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 30, 2021 2:52 PM|
See Ryan Murphy's "Hollywood" if you want to see Dylan's real hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 30, 2021 4:18 PM|
This, R72? I guess you were being facetious.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 30, 2021 9:15 PM|
They’re bringing out some big guns for Season 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 13, 2021 1:30 AM|
Yes R74, Guillermo is a hottie!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 14, 2021 5:59 AM|