OMG WE DID IT DATALOUNGE!
THEY’RE BRINGING BACK LAW & ORDER!!
|by Anonymous||reply 304||October 18, 2021 5:46 PM|
YES!!! Please, don't fuck it up!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 28, 2021 10:06 PM|
What is Benjamin Bratt up to these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 28, 2021 10:09 PM|
We’ve been telling these motherfuckers to bring back Law & Order for years, and it finally happened. The system works!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 28, 2021 10:10 PM|
You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone, and I’ve learned my lesson! I took the show for granted and hardly ever watched it. Now I solemnly swear that I’ll never miss a new episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 28, 2021 10:12 PM|
We'll clamor for Jesse L. Martin or Alana de la Garza and we'll get Milena Govich.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 28, 2021 10:13 PM|
I will be more impressed and jubilant when they bring back Lenny/Jerry Orbach
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 28, 2021 10:15 PM|
I hope Stephanie March has spent through her divorce settlement from Bobby Flay so they can bring her in.
She was the best female ADA of all the SVU shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 28, 2021 10:18 PM|
* SVU shows = Law & Order shows
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 28, 2021 10:18 PM|
I'd rather they bring back Cagney and Lacey. Or Hill Street Blues.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 28, 2021 10:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 28, 2021 10:19 PM|
So am I!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 28, 2021 10:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 28, 2021 10:21 PM|
Isn't Angie Harmon fully occupied by being conservative now?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 28, 2021 10:22 PM|
I wonder what happened to Michael Moriarty? Other than being drunk…
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 28, 2021 10:23 PM|
Michael Moriarty is supposedly bonkers a la Randy Quaid. He was posting Alex Jones type conspiracy stuff on MySpace back in the 2000's.
A shame because he was a good actor. Speaking of Cagney and Lacey, he did a memorable guest appearance on it playing a Serpico type officer.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 28, 2021 10:26 PM|
Michael Moriarty was a right wing conspiracy theory nut way before it became a thing. After he left L&O, he moved to Canada, claiming to be a "political refugee" or some such bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 28, 2021 10:26 PM|
Seppetha and Stephanie and Tamara!
Bring back Pino and the hot lesbian character just fired from SVU.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 28, 2021 10:28 PM|
Finally, something other than "Law & Order: Perverts"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 28, 2021 10:29 PM|
Is Jesse L Martin coming back?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 28, 2021 10:30 PM|
Tired of the SVUs. Stopped watching when OIivia got the kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 28, 2021 10:31 PM|
Jesse L would be a good partner for Pino.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 28, 2021 10:33 PM|
Has Jesse worked since leaving the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 28, 2021 10:37 PM|
Wasn't Jesse one of the stars of RENT? Wasn't that after he left L&O?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 28, 2021 10:40 PM|
Jesse has a role on The Flash.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 28, 2021 10:41 PM|
I hope that they will be able to duplicate the magic. Probably the best drama series ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 28, 2021 10:43 PM|
Jerry will be missed.
Will Mr. Big make a brief appearance?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 28, 2021 10:44 PM|
Is Angie Harmon vaccinated?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 28, 2021 10:46 PM|
[quote]Probably the best drama series ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 28, 2021 10:50 PM|
R27, do they allow horses to get vaccinated?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 28, 2021 10:51 PM|
It would be delicious if Sam were brought back as Manhattan DA, and split his time between criminal cases and Trump cases.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 28, 2021 10:52 PM|
I'd love to see a "Ripped from the headlines" episode where they investigate corrupt ex-president Ronald Bump
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 28, 2021 10:54 PM|
[quote]What is Benjamin Bratt up to these days?
Who cares? He had his chance!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 28, 2021 11:04 PM|
I really liked the cast in the last two seasons: Linus Roche, Alana De La Garza, Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson. I wish they had gotten a couple of more years.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 28, 2021 11:07 PM|
The fact that they were able to still have a compelling show at the end, R33, proves that it had no business being cancelled and bodes well for their chances to “recreate the magic” as someone said earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 28, 2021 11:34 PM|
It's a joyous day in the day room at the nursing home!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 28, 2021 11:36 PM|
Jesse L. Martin joined L&O after being a big hit on Broadway in the original cast of Rent. Wolf and the other producers let him miss the last four episodes of Season 15 so he could film the movie version of Rent, which largely used the OBC. Michael Imperoli filled in for him as a different character.
That sort of thing is very unusual. Tom Selleck was the first choice of both Spielberg and Lucas for Indiana Jones but the Magnum PI producers refused to delay that season's start date for two weeks so he could be available, despite being offered numerous incentives to do so. Ironically, Indiana Jones came in under time and under budget and Selleck could have done both. Selleck really stuck it to the MPI producers when his contract came up for renewal.
L&O was cancelled at the last minute, when everyone was taking it for granted it would be renewed. That's why there was no proper finale. Wolf and NBC got in a pissing match over money, so Wolf took his toy and went home. It was a real shame because the show had the best overall cast it had had in several years and the ratings were going up those last three seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 28, 2021 11:40 PM|
I could never stand that gong or cow bell that accompanied every change of scene. The show is on in reruns as much as the Golden Girls. Now that’s a dated program in need of a fresh perspective. We have entirely too much crime and gloom and stridency on TV as it is, hell, in the world alone. Still, stale scripted drama is preferable to some reality stripe of dung.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 29, 2021 12:23 AM|
I used to find BD Wong on SVU sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 29, 2021 12:31 AM|
I miss L&O:LA. I don't think they gave it enough of a chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 29, 2021 12:35 AM|
There was somewhat of a finale. One thing I remember, Van Buren’s cancer was in remission. They were having some type celebration when she found out.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 29, 2021 12:37 AM|
Let ‘em. Again, I won’t watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 29, 2021 12:37 AM|
[QUOTE] One thing I remember, Van Buren’s cancer was in remission. They were having some type celebration when she found out.
I hope they bring S. Epatha Merkerson back.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 29, 2021 12:40 AM|
R39, I liked it, too. I also liked the other failed Law and Order spinoff, Trial By Jury
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 29, 2021 12:42 AM|
That celebration was Merkerson's farewell. She was leaving the show, before it was canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 29, 2021 12:42 AM|
I never watched LA or Trial By Jury, but wasn’t one of them real and not a scripted drama?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 29, 2021 12:44 AM|
Merkerson told Wolf and the other suits a year in advance that she wouldn't be renewing her contract and they appreciated that because it gave them plenty of time to write her off. That's one reason they gave her her own story arc that last season (as well as for her years of excellent performances and low key maintenance) and wrapping that up did kind of serve as a show finale.
The rumor at the time was she was going to be replaced by Kathryn Erbe in her Criminal Intent character, Lt. Eames.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 29, 2021 12:51 AM|
I'm sure they'll have Waterson on for some run of shows. I mean the dude is pushing 80 and probably can't do 22 episodes a year but they might get him for a few eps a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 29, 2021 12:53 AM|
[quote] Alana De La Garza, Jeremy Sisto
I think they’re on a new FBI show. She’s still beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 29, 2021 1:01 AM|
Sisto was good, but we’ll do fine without him.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 29, 2021 1:17 AM|
[quote]I used to find BD Wong on SVU sexy.
BD is great as Awkwafina's dad on her series "Nora From Queens". Its funny hearing BD speak in a New Yawk accent, with a goofy Beatle haircut. His character doesn't exactly dress as well as his L&O character. The show is actually extremely funny. The grandmother is hilarious, she used to be on 'Roseanne'.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 29, 2021 1:20 AM|
Is BD a NY native like Awkwafina?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 29, 2021 1:28 AM|
I am going to punish you with death and kill your f---ing dog, r7
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 29, 2021 1:31 AM|
I had a friend who used to always tell me I should watch Law & Order UK. He said it was terrific, and while following the same formula as the US show, it felt fresh and fun. I never did but I kind of want to now.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 29, 2021 1:33 AM|
Seasons 1-5 of L&O UK are on Prime for free with ads.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 29, 2021 1:36 AM|
I was watching a very old rerun this morning from season 2 and Jerry Orbach showed up as a sleazy defense attorney. That was a year before he joined the regular cast replacing Paul Sorvino as one of the detectives.
Isn't it odd that Orbach and Martin both played hard boiled detectives after having been song and dance men on Broadway?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 29, 2021 1:40 AM|
L&O:UK is great, especially if you like British drama. They've recycled many of the L&O Mothership episodes but with a British twist, consisting of a different legal system and the feel and cadence of British drama - writing and actors.
I loved it. Try a few episodes. The cast is wonderful: hunky Ben Daniels who plays for our team and has long been out, Harriet Walter, hunky (in a more typical way than Ben) Jamie Bamber, and an actor I had never seen before, Bradley Walsh, who is brilliant. There are cast changes along the way, though.
I could go on and on, but TL;DR. I'll put it on my L&O blog.
Oh, and please God no Bratt or Govich, among a few other huge casting mistakes along the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 29, 2021 1:44 AM|
Isn’t Bradley Walsh part of the Fam?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 29, 2021 1:49 AM|
I knew someone who worked for a subsidiary of Dick Wolf Productions. And he said Dick makes 250 million per year just for the syndication of all his shows!!! For reruns!!! 250,000,000 per year!!! That's not including what he makes for the the initial First run of the shows!!!
Dude is so rich!!!
He likes to keep below the radar, so his paydays are never talked about publicly.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 29, 2021 2:01 AM|
Good. I love that show in its earlier forms, and I love Criminal Intent with D’Onofrio and Erbe most of all. My least favorite was Goldblum and Burrows.
Because I’m a New Yorker, I know lots of actors who worked on the show. It’s always fun to see them playing a supporting character. Many had repeat appearances as different people; a victim in this episode, a cop in another. And it’s fun to see the various real locations.
Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I’ll put it on and it’s like a lullabye.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 29, 2021 2:03 AM|
It's always fascinating to see so many New York actors make guest appearances before joining the mothership or one of the spin-offs as different characters as regulars. I never notices that until reruns.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 29, 2021 2:07 AM|
^ noticed, not notices
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 29, 2021 2:09 AM|
I like how the first episodes really captured the violence and class divisions of the day. The coroners would be completely exacerbated which aligns with the 2000 murders a year back then.
No all white, all rich Manhattan of today’s SVU.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 29, 2021 2:12 AM|
[quote]It's always fascinating to see so many New York actors make guest appearances before joining the mothership or one of the spin-offs as different characters as regulars. I never notices that until reruns.
It became almost like a game to go to a Broadway show, open your Playbill, and try to find all of the "L&O" references in the actors' bios.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 29, 2021 2:23 AM|
A Zombie Elaine guest spot, please!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 29, 2021 2:27 AM|
It sucked without Orbach and it still will and there sure is no way they're bringing him back. RIP Jerry.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 29, 2021 2:28 AM|
I remember a few years ago on the Tonys when they showed a clip of Danny Burstein in six different roles in the various L&Os. They mentioned how many New York actors were able to support themselves due to their L&O work. Burstein finally won his Tony on his seventh nomination last Sunday night.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 29, 2021 2:30 AM|
I am watching it right now on WE tv. (Diane Wiest is the DA.) I’d rather watch an old episode I’ve seen a couple times than whatever new drama the network is pushing.
Can’t wait to see who they cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 29, 2021 2:38 AM|
I have a friend who was on two juries, r66.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 29, 2021 2:41 AM|
They should cast Danny Burstein!
RIP, Rebecca Luker.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 29, 2021 2:41 AM|
I never really watched Law And Order. I have watched Law And Order : SVU which was never really a good show even back in ca. 2001. I have also watched in recent years Law And Order: Criminal Intent- that was a good show. The new show with Christopher Meloni STINKS. I will give this new Law And Order a try.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 29, 2021 2:42 AM|
Patricia Clarkson when she was still dewy.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 29, 2021 2:42 AM|
Too bad Jill Henessy's ADA Claire Kincaid was killed off. I always liked her. Now watch as they bring back Elisabeth "Is it because I'm lesbian?" Rohm.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 29, 2021 2:45 AM|
All the new shows suck now so hopefully this will be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 29, 2021 2:47 AM|
Diane Wiest hated her time on L&O and they very dissatisfied with her work. She left on mutual agreement before her contract was up.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 29, 2021 2:53 AM|
Love that show. I can’t stand SVU anymore, but I suppose in the beginning it was okay.
My very favorite episodes were the Criminal Intent episodes where Det. Goren played cat-and-mouse with his nemesis Nicole Wallace. I loved them together.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 29, 2021 2:55 AM|
Please do not bring back Benjamin Bratt or Angie Harmon, the two most insufferable actors of the series.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 29, 2021 2:59 AM|
SVU was their biggest hit
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 29, 2021 3:00 AM|
Not a D'Onofrio fan, r75. He's so self-indulgent.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 29, 2021 3:01 AM|
[QUOTE] SVU was their biggest hit
You forgot the fourth S.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 29, 2021 3:02 AM|
B.D. Wing was on SVU, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 29, 2021 3:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 29, 2021 3:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 29, 2021 3:08 AM|
D'onofrio's daughter is a good actress. She just spent two seasons on Animal Kingdom playing the young version of Ellen Barkin's character in flashback scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 29, 2021 3:09 AM|
Well, Daddy is a hambone, r83.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 29, 2021 3:11 AM|
I hope they've read all of our notes and suggestions!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 29, 2021 3:12 AM|
Serena Southerlyn being a lesbian is not enough for 2021. She must come back as a TRANS MAN PLAYED BY ELLIOTT PAGE!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 29, 2021 3:13 AM|
I want young Jack McCoy deep inside me.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 29, 2021 3:21 AM|
I know this is heresy, but in reruns I came to like Elisabeth Röhm as Serena Southerlyn. I worked as support staff in BigLaw for over 30 years and she was very typical. That little twist in her final episode was right on point.
But I still hate that Milena what's her name as a detective. Thank God she didn't last more than one season.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 29, 2021 3:23 AM|
R87 definitely fuckable.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 29, 2021 3:24 AM|
R87- I've thought for years that Sam Waterston is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 29, 2021 3:25 AM|
[quote]SVU was their biggest hit
No, not really. It was the one that somehow, inexplicably, despite Mariska, managed to survive the Wolf/network politics.
In 2010, Wolf could have brought back either the original or SVU for the budget NBC offered him but he was so pissed at NBC, he gave them the weaker show out off spite.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 29, 2021 3:32 AM|
^ And that was because NBC expected him to take less of a salary than he wanted and he was hugely offended. It's a very long and very complicated story. Both shows could have come back except for Wolf's ego.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 29, 2021 3:41 AM|
Yes, it was. It beat the shit out of the original in ratings for many years, bigger mainstream appeal and the franchises youngest audience viewership.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 29, 2021 3:41 AM|
The public can never get enough rape and molestation, r93.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 29, 2021 3:43 AM|
Law & Order SVU had the highest ratings of the three for years. Law & Order in the 00s didn’t hold the same weight it did in the 90s, and even then some other law/cop shows beat the shit out of it in ratings.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 29, 2021 3:43 AM|
The new season of FBI SUCKS ASS. Horrible, horrible writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 29, 2021 3:58 AM|
As mentioned above, L&O the original had the best overall cast it had had for years and the ratings were going up each of the last three seasons. Wolf got two paychecks for each of his shows. One for his personal services as creator/executive producer and another for the show's actual budget. He wanted a big increase for each for L&O. NBC thought his demands were over the top and counter-offered a lump sum for the two amounts together. If he wanted a a big personal increase he was free to take it out of the show's budget. Neither side budged and Wolf cancelled the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 29, 2021 4:01 AM|
Waterson has sizemeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 29, 2021 4:18 AM|
How have I - no stranger to television- managed to never watched any second of this show?!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 29, 2021 4:27 AM|
RIP Lenny, he was my favorite. He had chemistry with whoever you paired him with.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 29, 2021 5:16 AM|
[QUOTE] As mentioned above, L&O the original had the best overall cast it had had for years and the ratings were going up each of the last three seasons. Wolf got two paychecks for each of his shows. One for his personal services as creator/executive producer and another for the show's actual budget. He wanted a big increase for each for L&O. NBC thought his demands were over the top and counter-offered a lump sum for the two amounts together. If he wanted a a big personal increase he was free to take it out of the show's budget. Neither side budged and Wolf cancelled the show.
Dick Wolf ought to be ashamed of himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 29, 2021 8:58 AM|
Maybe they’ll bring in Corey Stoll from the old LA cast. He was great. Too bad Sisto and Alana de la Gaza are stuck on that FBI show, I’ve never watched it or the Chicago ones but they looked terrible in the commercials. Anthony Anderson was the only one who scored big with Blackish.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 29, 2021 11:28 AM|
Didn't Alana de la Gaza's character move to L&A: LA? I never watched the LA spin-off. How was the move explained?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 29, 2021 12:27 PM|
Never have I felt more eldergay. Between this and CSI I can apply my Ben Gay with contentment!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 29, 2021 12:43 PM|
Yes she showed up in L A. I can’t remember the explanation, was she originally from LA in the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 29, 2021 12:59 PM|
Maybe. I'm just wondering how they made that work with her credentials. When you come to California as a lawyer you cannot just open shop and start practicing. I don't believe you can use your NY credentials to get admitted to the CA bar. Maybe they retconned her to have both states' admissions to the bar.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 29, 2021 1:19 PM|
I don't remember -- was Annie Parisse's character killed off? Fun fact: her brother (actor Louis Cancelmi) is married to Waterston's actress daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 29, 2021 1:26 PM|
Rohm was undervalued and wonderful. It was good they didn't kill her off.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 29, 2021 1:26 PM|
[quote] I don't remember -- was Annie Parisse's character killed off?
Didn't she end up murdered found in a car's trunk?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 29, 2021 1:28 PM|
[quote]Between this and CSI I can apply my Ben Gay with contentment!
Tell me about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 29, 2021 1:29 PM|
Yep. Borgia and Kincaide were killed. One murdered, one in a fatal auto accident.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 29, 2021 1:29 PM|
What actually happened behind the scenes with L&O For the Defense? If I remember correctly NBC felt really strongly about it, greenlighting a season order without a pilot - and then it was canceled unceremoniously.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 29, 2021 1:31 PM|
Don't know, but if he is, I'd be first in line. He's good looking, sexy, a daddy vibe (and I'm older than him), and one of the most natural, intuitive actors I've ever watched.
It's worth watching the show to watch him do his thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||September 29, 2021 1:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 29, 2021 1:48 PM|
It was a tent pole!
A TENT POLE!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 29, 2021 2:08 PM|
Annie Parisse/Borgia. She was on the L&O ep I watched last night, playing the stripper girlfriend of the lawyer who murdered his wife. I liked her when she was a regular, I’ve liked all of them except Serena. I don’t know why. I mean, she was okay, I just not interested in her coming back. Besides the advice that Fred Thompson’s DA gave her was to become a defense attorney.
Fran Lebowitz returning as a judge!
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 29, 2021 2:09 PM|
Heard that Jeremy Sisto has such a massive dong, it's about time he presents it.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 29, 2021 2:10 PM|
Richard Brooks as Robinette. He’d be a great returnee.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 29, 2021 2:14 PM|
Robinette went rogue and went woke and he was kinda annoying when he made some guest appearances though.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 29, 2021 2:17 PM|
I need the ‘90’s version of Jesse inside me deeply.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 29, 2021 2:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||September 29, 2021 2:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 29, 2021 2:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 29, 2021 2:23 PM|
She went out with a smile, r109.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 29, 2021 2:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||September 29, 2021 2:29 PM|
Fun fact: I was in an orgy with BD Wong at the Belvedere in Cherry Grove. He has (or had) a giant prince albert on his cock and and really bangin body.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 29, 2021 2:46 PM|
r113/r114 - by “Fam” I actually don’t mean he’s gay, lol. He was in the cast of the latest Doctor Who (Jodie Whitaker) as one of three Companions…who she referred to as her “Fam” to the annoyance of the viewing audience.
He was also completely wasted on DW.. And by “wasted” I don’t mean drunk!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 29, 2021 2:50 PM|
It should be mentioned that one of the ways that L&O:UK is different, is that they don't have the solicitor from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) present grand closing arguments as Jack McCoy did. So the moral, ethical, case summation that McCoy used to give us every episode is not in the UK version. It's disappointing not to have that "wrap up" - and an odd choice dramatically - but you get used to it.
Watch it anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 29, 2021 4:01 PM|
[quote] Heard that Jeremy Sisto has such a massive dong
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 29, 2021 4:07 PM|
Law & Order and Homicide were two of the best series the big three have ever made. I wish Homicide would be back too.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 29, 2021 4:08 PM|
I liked all the female ADA’s except Jamie Ross and Kincade. Not sure why I didn’t like Kincade, but Ross came off as a total bitch. Didn’t like Richard Brooks either. After re-watching all of the show, Van Buren brought a lot to the show. I didn’t like Milena either. As far SVU goes, it no longer has some of the “gotcha” writing that it once had. I miss Richard Belzer and Dan Florick. Danny Pino was underrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 29, 2021 4:13 PM|
[quote] Danny Pino was underrated.
Danny Pino's pinga is underrated, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 29, 2021 4:16 PM|
Pino suffered from Jessica Rabbit Syndrome, he was written bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 29, 2021 4:24 PM|
SVU was always much more melodramatic than regular L&O, and I appreciated that during its first 7-8 seasons or so. Eventually it got too campy and the writing turned to complete crap.
This was the moment it completely jumped the shark for me. So much that it took me forever to warm up to Mickey on Shameless!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||September 29, 2021 5:01 PM|
[quote]Is BD a NY native like Awkwafina?
BD was born in San Francisco. He's 60. He's look great. This pic is from 2008, but he still looks good on Awkwafina's series.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 29, 2021 5:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||September 29, 2021 5:10 PM|
Very excited about this!
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 29, 2021 5:56 PM|
What the hell is Mariska Hargitay doing kissing Noel Fisher in R134?
|by Anonymous||reply 138||September 29, 2021 6:57 PM|
I thoroughly enjoyed each and every performance by Elisabeth Rohm! She seemed so natural!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 29, 2021 7:03 PM|
I said it. Loved her. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every performance by Elisabeth Rohm!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||September 29, 2021 7:18 PM|
[quote] What the hell is Mariska Hargitay doing kissing Noel Fisher in [R134]?
He played a crazy forensic technician. She was trying to distract him from killing Stabler. Yes, it was as stupid as it sounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||September 29, 2021 7:25 PM|
Bring back Chambala Greene. I loved how she would grandstand and then be like okay here’s the deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||September 29, 2021 7:51 PM|
She always had lovely hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||September 29, 2021 8:35 PM|
SVU didn't jump the shark, it jumped the tiger or the lion, I forget which. Chris and Mariska were in an idiotic episode where they were investigating a gang smuggling exotic animals, including big cats, and Stabler found himself face to face with one though the glories of CGI.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||September 29, 2021 9:35 PM|
And not only did it jump assorted wild animals but it also jumped an alcoholic ADA played by Christine Lahti.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||September 29, 2021 9:37 PM|
My stars, r145. Did she come to no good end, or what?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||September 29, 2021 9:42 PM|
Yes. The deranged lab technician played by Noel Fisher killed her.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||September 29, 2021 9:44 PM|
I'll spare you the plot summary that leads up to it, but Annie Parisse was found beaten to a bloody pulp in the locked trunk of an abandoned car. Her mouth was duct taped and she had asphyxiated on her own vomit. Presumably raped, too. The killers were the perps in the case she was working on.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||September 29, 2021 10:08 PM|
Has OLEEBIA been promoted to Chief of Police yet in the L & O universe?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||September 29, 2021 10:17 PM|
They'll bring McCoy back as a trans mugging victim.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||September 29, 2021 10:17 PM|
Think of all the 'ripped from the headlines' stories L & O missed out on by not being around during the Trump years. That is, unless Dick Wolf is a Trumpanzee and wanted to avoid that....
|by Anonymous||reply 151||September 29, 2021 10:22 PM|
With so many zombies and vampires and the like running around, maybe they can bring back Mike Doyle in the morgue.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||September 29, 2021 10:37 PM|
I just hope they use lots of actors from cancelled NYC soaps again so I can see what my favorite actors look like now.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||September 29, 2021 10:46 PM|
Oscar nominated actress Debbie Wings appeared in the final season.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||September 29, 2021 10:47 PM|
^^ That was a wild episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||September 29, 2021 10:51 PM|
[quote]I just hope they use lots of actors from cancelled NYC soaps again so I can see what my favorite actors look like now.
"Shannon" and "Gwen" from ATWT were on FBI: Most Wanted last night. One looks thinner, the other...not thinner.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||September 29, 2021 11:03 PM|
I love, love, love L&O - and only L&O; do not care for The Bobby Show of Nervous Tics and Borderline Breakdowns (aka L&O: CI) or The Filthy Sex Crime of the Week (aka L&O: SVU).
I am really wary of this announcement. Wolf's programs these days are c-r-a-p. The Chicago franchise is just awful and the FBI series (I think there are now 3) are implausible (and someone tells Sisto to stop the Botox...)
L&O occupied a sweet spot for programming for a number of years, a bit under the radar for pop culture, often featuring NY theatre actors and some really fine character actors who got one scene early in an episode, never to be seen again. As NYC became less gritty, so did the exterior shots in Manhattan and thus the program.
I don't think it was very good with McCoy as DA with Roche and de la Garza. The plots became needlessly complex and veered into convoluted. Too many cases of corporate malfeasance that leads to murder.
If it ended early because Wolf and the network played chicken, so be it. We have endless reruns.
I could go on and on with favorite characters and who I'd like to see again, but you'd get bored quickly.
BUT - yea to the poster who remembers Chambala Greene! God I loved her and Lorriane Toussant who played the character. Fabulous... now, if she were the DA, we'd have a program, but the character must be what, 60 now?
I wonder if Chambala and Robinette ever hooked up? Is there money to be made in fantasy sex writings for L&O characters? h'mmm...
|by Anonymous||reply 157||September 29, 2021 11:26 PM|
I always remember how on 30 Rock they had a running gag one show:
They're cancelling Law & Order? That's insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||September 29, 2021 11:33 PM|
[QUOTE] If it ended early because Wolf and the network played chicken, so be it. We have endless reruns.
There’s no such thing as endless reruns. I’m already sick of them, R157. Some stations only play certain seasons and they beat you over the head with episodes you’ve seen three or four times. We need new blood, and we’ve lost 11 years worth of new storylines and characters.
Now if the Linus Roche era went on for 10 more years and the series ended properly in 2020, then maybe I could say I’ve had enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||September 29, 2021 11:34 PM|
[quote]Anthony Anderson was the only one who scored big with Blackish.
And Jesse on "The Flash."
|by Anonymous||reply 160||September 29, 2021 11:34 PM|
I thought Linus Roche was hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||September 29, 2021 11:35 PM|
R161, me too. I've liked him since I saw him in The Wings of the Dove
|by Anonymous||reply 162||September 29, 2021 11:36 PM|
More importantly than being hot, he did an admirable job filling Jack McCoy’s shoes. Of course nobody could touch Jack and his spine tingling closing argument speeches, but Linus kept the show moving at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||September 29, 2021 11:54 PM|
Linus’ American accent was spot on too.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||September 29, 2021 11:55 PM|
[quote]More importantly than being hot, he did an admirable job filling Jack McCoy’s shoes. Of course nobody could touch Jack and his spine tingling closing argument speeches, but Linus kept the show moving at least.
I agree with you but only recently has a local station began rerunning the earliest episodes and Michael Moriarty was fantastic as the DA. He was just as good as Waterston and Roache.
But he left because he is nuts. He's crazy. Very sad life story and of an overall career that could have been.
Wolf really lucked out when he found someone as good as Moriarty, ie, Waterston, to replace the character.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||September 30, 2021 12:38 AM|
R165, I totally agree with you. I have read that Moriarty was a raging alcoholic on set, but somehow pulled it together when being filmed. He really was amazing in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||September 30, 2021 12:46 AM|
I watched a few seasons of L&O:UK. One thing I’ve never understood. In the UK—and I’ve seen this on many other British police shows—when the police haul in a suspect and question him with his solicitor present, the solicitor never, EVER interrupts the questioning. He sits there mute. There’s no conferring with the client, no objection to the questions being asked. He’s just like an observer. It’s weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||September 30, 2021 11:58 AM|
That also happens on the Mothership frequently. Not always, but it does, and we yell at the TV and object or ask the questions ourselves. Come to think of it, we also yell "Object!" during the courtroom scenes when the Defense Lawyer should be objecting and doesn't.
Clearly, we are way too invested.
It's all (done or not done) for dramatic reasons, but, you're right; in British scenes they're ALL mute, almost EVERY time. We call them the wall flowers.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||September 30, 2021 1:16 PM|
[quote]Fun fact: I was in an orgy with BD Wong at the Belvedere in Cherry Grove. He has (or had) a giant prince albert on his cock and and really bangin body.
Was his ex-husband involved. Or his recent husband?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||September 30, 2021 11:41 PM|
[quote]I agree with you but only recently has a local station began rerunning the earliest episodes and Michael Moriarty was fantastic as the DA. He was just as good as Waterston and Roache.
Maybe it was just me but I thought they had actually stopped showing the Michael Moriarty episodes because I hadn't seen them in years. I almost fell off my chair during the shutdown last year when I was channel surfing one afternoon and came across a rerun of the original L&O and it was a Moriarty episode. And yes, he was brilliant in the role.
I think one reason we see Moriarty's seasons far less is because Waterston's Jack McCoy character arguably became the face of the series over the years. An apt comparison would be the way Diana Rigg as Emma Peel became the face of "The Avengers" even though she didn't appear until the show's 3rd or 4th season.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 1, 2021 12:09 AM|
r170 Or, for a more L&O tie-in: How Peter Graves became the face of "Mission:Impossible," even though he didn't appear until the second season, replacing Steven Hill, aka Adam Schiff!
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 1, 2021 2:32 AM|
About goddamn time!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 1, 2021 2:33 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 1, 2021 3:53 AM|
The L&O Org Crime episode with all the dismemberment was disgusting.
Eliot fucked Olivia over on the SVU ep before Org Crime.
Now feel it was a mistake to bring Stabler back.
The last show that disgusted me was Criminal Minds.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 1, 2021 4:26 AM|
R170, "Arguably," my arse! Everybody knows I WAS "L&O"!
Who had the best wisecracks, huh? Tell 'em, Rey---"I have ties older than him."
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 1, 2021 4:27 AM|
Attention must be paid!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 1, 2021 6:03 AM|
Muriel is it possible to automatically block posts that want to discuss, mention, or disparage L&O:SVU and/or L&O: OC? Maybe there's a filter that can deny accepting the post? You could add key words like Stabler, Meloni, Olivia (or Ole-e-e-e-e-b-i-a).
This thread is about the news that the mothership's return, not the hackneyed, tired, and overwrought SVU and OC.
~ fans of the original and best, L&O
|by Anonymous||reply 177||October 1, 2021 10:34 AM|
r177, calm down, or you'll worry yourself into the fits.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||October 1, 2021 1:43 PM|
I am sure Muriel will rush to do that, R177. Her passion for curating the site is evident.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||October 1, 2021 1:46 PM|
It's all in the casting. I gave up the old show when Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto took over, didn't enjoy it and only watched to see if Dick Wolf would kill off Anita since he treated most of his characters as shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||October 1, 2021 2:06 PM|
Dick Wolf and S. Epatha Merkerson had an unusually (for him) good relationship. He allowed her time to do theater work and she was very grateful and never rocked the boat.
And he wouldn't have killed her off; the last season on air was her last season on the show and it was an amicable arrangement.
Anita Van Buren was an indelible character. S. Epatha Merkerson did great work when she had the room.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||October 1, 2021 2:23 PM|
She did. I really liked her. It's a pretty talented actress can take about six lines with little emotion and turn them into an indelible, likeable character, but she did it. I thought the same about most of the MEs. Theatre actors, real actors, not terribly pretty actors. Mike Doyle was about the best looking of the supporting cast and even his character had a quiet likeability.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||October 1, 2021 2:42 PM|
[quote] S. Epatha Merkerson did great work when she had the room.
She played the mother of a child victim early on in Season 1, Episode 17, called "Mushrooms". This was in 1991.
She didn't come on as Van Buren until 1993
|by Anonymous||reply 183||October 1, 2021 3:18 PM|
AR with S. Epatha...
|by Anonymous||reply 184||October 1, 2021 3:48 PM|
Right now I'm watching the episode where Julia Roberts guest starred. She is embarrassingly out of her league with these seasoned old pros.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||October 1, 2021 3:51 PM|
It came on, rr185 and I saw it was Julia. I switched to Leave it to Beaver.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||October 1, 2021 4:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 187||October 1, 2021 4:07 PM|
That episode - which was one of the worst primarily because of her and Bratt - illustrated what a very limited actress she was/is. She plays the same character in every movie, but that would be a different thread. She was banging Benjamin Bratt at the time, so that was the connection. Couldn't stand Bratt or his character, Rey Curtis either, but many people like him.
You're so right - I laugh at her attempting to act with real pros. She can't even hold her own with the bit characters, which are small time NYC (real) actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||October 1, 2021 6:19 PM|
R186, Roberts acted around then. She was perfect as one of the few criminals to get away with her crime. She was delicious. One of my favorite episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||October 1, 2021 6:35 PM|
I thought I’d seen every L&O but I guess not because I missed the Julia Roberts one.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||October 1, 2021 8:45 PM|
This is a senior citizen's dream come true.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||October 1, 2021 8:50 PM|
L&O S9E20 "Empire"
Julia Roberts plays a young Helen Lawson who kills Nealey O'Hara and gets away with it.
Better than YUMMO, it's DE-LISH
|by Anonymous||reply 192||October 1, 2021 8:51 PM|
Oh, fuckin' dear, r192.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||October 1, 2021 9:23 PM|
Here ya go, r190. The part wasn't a stretch for her. She played a woman having an affair with someone else's husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||October 1, 2021 11:34 PM|
The shark jumping episode of Law and Order SVU,S10E7, is on ION this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||October 2, 2021 3:17 PM|
R53, I always think that L&O had the feel of a British cop show. All grit and not warm fuzzies. It was about the professional life of the continuing characters.
The L&O: UK turns it into an American cop show. The emotions of the continuing characters are more central. Sentimental music tells you how to feel.
Also, I am guessing that plea bargans are not a big thing in Britain. In the American show, there seem to be more plea negotiations than jury summations. The negotiating gives it that cold hard edge. By contrast, the UK lawyers make emotional speeches and the whole show is a lot more sentimental.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||October 2, 2021 8:27 PM|
I have never watched any of the variety of Law and Order shows. But then, I do not watch any police, lawyer type programs. I sure do see a lot of their ads and invitations to not miss them, though. Question: Is it a topic of discussion that this Marissa person looks a lot like Caitlyn Jenner? Just wondering. It is a bit off-putting, I would think. Apparently it has been discussed, based on this photo I have found.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||October 2, 2021 10:54 PM|
You mean the the daughter of Jane Mansfield looks like post op TG? Interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||October 2, 2021 11:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 199||October 2, 2021 11:16 PM|
Mariska was actually quite attractive when L&O: SVU began. But that was well over 20 years ago. At this point she has thickened and leathered ungracefully. The comparison to Caitlyn is not unreasonable.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||October 2, 2021 11:17 PM|
" At this point she has thickened and leathered ungracefully."
Do tell us, r200, what's *your* secret?
|by Anonymous||reply 201||October 2, 2021 11:30 PM|
No secret. I'm an eldergay and look my age. I have to live with it.
What's your secret? And what will it be when you are somewhere between 40 and death?
|by Anonymous||reply 202||October 2, 2021 11:37 PM|
Oleebia looked weird in S3.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||October 2, 2021 11:58 PM|
Ever notice the L&O writers use the names of famous people as the perps or victims?
One name which really stood out was the late Layne Staley from the rock band Alice In Chains. Layne was fairly well known to rock audiences, but not many viewers would have caught the name check. I don't remember if Layne's name was used after he died, which would have pointed to a tribute, it could have been used years before his death.
The writers also use names similar to famous people. The other night on SVU, there was a slimy killer named Gabe Navarro, I thought they were saying 'Dave Navarro', the Janes Addiction guitarist.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||October 3, 2021 1:47 AM|
Tell me about it, r204!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 205||October 3, 2021 1:54 AM|
Mariska needs a facelift.
Her jowls are hard to look at.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||October 3, 2021 2:41 AM|
When was it ever gone? It's on every channel on TV as it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||October 3, 2021 2:47 AM|
R99, not only have I not watched a second of this franchise, I’ve also never watched any in the NCIS franchise. I also never watched Gunsmoke.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||October 3, 2021 7:35 AM|
Law & Order is way better than NCIS and Gunsmoke. Where the hell does one even go to watch Gunsmoke?
|by Anonymous||reply 209||October 3, 2021 11:47 AM|
NCIS was actually pretty good the first 10-12 seasons. I was really surprised. But it’s gone downhill for quite awhile now.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||October 3, 2021 1:43 PM|
R204, Sorry, wrong police procedurals.
"Layne Staley" was used on "Homicide: Life on the Street."
And "close" ("Gabe") is no cigar, nor is "SVU" the topic show.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||October 3, 2021 2:34 PM|
Amen, r65. A-men.
Lennie Briscoe was the absolute best. So many great wisecracks; so much total dedication; so much hard-earned wisdom; so much heartache (his daughter; Claire Kincaid); so much humanity ("Do you forgive me, Lennie?" "All day long, Tommy. All day long.").
Lennie Briscoe, like Jerry Orbach by all accounts, was a mensch.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||October 3, 2021 2:43 PM|
R208, La-di-da. You are obviously not a better person for your eschewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||October 3, 2021 2:44 PM|
[quote] Where the hell does one even go to watch Gunsmoke?
Six days a week, on MeTV.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||October 3, 2021 2:46 PM|
You got it, baby, r191! And? Be thankful somebody is keeping television viable, lest you be forced to watch smaller and smaller devices while your eyesight diminishes as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||October 3, 2021 2:49 PM|
I'm trying to remember the last alphabet soup network scripted series I regularly watched. It might've been 30 Rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||October 3, 2021 2:52 PM|
Linus sports a massive, unmutilated dong. He's triply hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||October 3, 2021 3:00 PM|
[quote]I'm trying to remember the last alphabet soup network scripted series I regularly watched. It might've been 30 Rock.
For me it was Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which I loved). Used to watch The Good Doctor but fell out of it because it went off the rails in my opinion. Also still watch The Conners, though it's beginning to slide a lot, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||October 3, 2021 4:32 PM|
I would be watching Season 2 of Evil but fucking CBS moved it to their streaming platform. 😡😡😡
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 3, 2021 4:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 3, 2021 5:45 PM|
R217, as always when such a claim is made, DataLounge demands... 'pics please' and 'verificata of sizemeat!' or it just isn't true... thereforefore, Linus is "mutilated", he has a small penis and cannot be triply hot.
The ball's in your court hon...
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 3, 2021 9:40 PM|
CBS is reviving the original CSI: Las Vegas with some of the original cast for a limited run of 10 episodes starting this coming Wednesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 3, 2021 11:03 PM|
I’m excited for that r222. Wish Marg was taking part.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 3, 2021 11:06 PM|
Which CSI cast members are coming back?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 3, 2021 11:12 PM|
Peterson, Fox and the guy who played Hodges are coming back in their old roles but I think the rest are going to be newcomers.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||October 3, 2021 11:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 226||October 3, 2021 11:51 PM|
It's VERIFICATIA you moron!
|by Anonymous||reply 227||October 3, 2021 11:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 228||October 3, 2021 11:53 PM|
[quote]"Layne Staley" was used on "Homicide: Life on the Street." And "close" ("Gabe") is no cigar, nor is "SVU" the topic show.
New around here? DL ALWAYS veers off the main topic of a thread. Get with the program! The world of L&O goes beyond the original series. People in this thread also discussed the UK version, which was shown in the US on BBC America.
Are you sure about 'Layne Staley' being used on 'Homicide'? If his name was used, wasn't Dick Wolf or another L&O producer/writer involved in the Homicide series too? I do remember 'Homicide' using Krist Novoselic and Matt Cameron's names.
Whatever. Anyway, the original L&O and SVU ALWAYS used famous peoples names for the perps or victims or at the very least a name VERY close to a famous person's name.
There is a reason why the writers use a famous person's name or a name close to theirs. It's obviously an inside joke or a tribute..
Don't be so fucking anal.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||October 3, 2021 11:55 PM|
As long as they don't use *my* name.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||October 4, 2021 12:44 AM|
Paul Guilfoyle as Captain Jim Bragg will also be back on the CSI revival. But yes, largely newcomers.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||October 4, 2021 10:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 232||October 5, 2021 12:22 AM|
Jesus, if CSI: Vegas is returning, what assisted living facility/dementia ward will it take place within?
|by Anonymous||reply 233||October 5, 2021 10:37 AM|
Shady Pines: Vegas
|by Anonymous||reply 234||October 5, 2021 4:27 PM|
OP- I'd rather see this headline-
THEY'RE BRINGING BACK FULL BUSHES!!
|by Anonymous||reply 235||October 5, 2021 4:39 PM|
r235, watch the ME autopsies...
|by Anonymous||reply 236||October 5, 2021 9:05 PM|
Lifealert is a lifesaver!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||October 6, 2021 12:44 AM|
I want Jeremy Sisto, I want Anthony Anderson, I want Linus Roache and I want Alana De Garza or I will throw a tantrum in the privacy of my own home.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||October 6, 2021 2:23 AM|
Bring on Baranski!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||October 6, 2021 2:27 AM|
OP, THEY'RE EVEN BRINGING BACK STEVEN HILL AND JERRY ORBACH!!
|by Anonymous||reply 240||October 6, 2021 2:35 AM|
Why NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ Revival Isn’t a Peacock Original:
|by Anonymous||reply 241||October 6, 2021 3:31 AM|
It's gonna suck, guys. Trust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||October 6, 2021 3:32 AM|
They need to stick to straight, linear plots.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||October 6, 2021 4:15 AM|
[quote] Bring back Pino and the hot lesbian character just fired from SVU.
Is Pino still on Mayans MC? I liked the first season but pretty much forgot it existed.
The SVU lezzie was looked like a rat. Bring back Donal Logue!
|by Anonymous||reply 244||October 6, 2021 4:37 AM|
Jamie Gray Hyder was perfect in the part. Pino was on The Good Fight last season.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||October 6, 2021 12:07 PM|
Thank God that Wolf is smart enough to leave the formula alone.
[QUOTE]Wolf is mostly mum on details about the “L&O” rebirth, but did say not to expect any major changes to the show or its formula (although much of the casting will obviously have to be new). “This will be Season 21, so it’s the same ‘Law & Order’ everyone knows from the first 20 years,” he said. “So there’s really nothing to fix, we just want to continue telling great stories. Casting as always will be three cops and three D.A.s.”
|by Anonymous||reply 246||October 6, 2021 2:22 PM|
Dicl Wolf looks like an older Judd Apatow. Not attractive at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||October 7, 2021 12:21 AM|
You don’t need to be attractive when you have his kind of money.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||October 7, 2021 1:05 AM|
I liked the early formula: the crime investigation in the first half, and the courtroom maneuvering in the second. I can appreciate a bit of background/development of the recurring characters, but hated when it took up too much time.
The absolute worst, IMO, was Jeff Goldblum in L&O:CI. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||October 7, 2021 3:51 PM|
Yawn. Let me know when they bring back "Law & Order: Elevator Inspectors Unit."
|by Anonymous||reply 250||October 7, 2021 5:02 PM|
I don't remember Jeff Goldblum in L&O: Criminal Intent
I remember the regulars, Eric Bogosian, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Courtney B. Vance. Was Jeff a guest star?
|by Anonymous||reply 251||October 7, 2021 6:03 PM|
R251 No. Goldblum was a regular in Seasons 8 and 9 (after Chris Noth left.)
|by Anonymous||reply 252||October 7, 2021 6:08 PM|
I’ve been rewatching Criminal Intent on one of the cable channels. It’s better than I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||October 7, 2021 6:27 PM|
“On the season 73 premier of Law and Order…..”
|by Anonymous||reply 254||October 7, 2021 6:28 PM|
If I run across an episode now, r253, D'Onofrio is worse than I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||October 7, 2021 6:34 PM|
Goldblum was brought in after both D'Onofrio and Noth left and killed the show dead both in the ratings and with the critics. That's why D'Onofrio and Erbe agreed to come back for an abbreviated ten episode final season, just to let the show be buried with some semblance of dignity.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||October 7, 2021 7:24 PM|
I watch to which Donofrio is in the episode. Skinny, fat, bloated, obese. Then I turn the channel.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||October 7, 2021 7:41 PM|
Are they finally going to pull the plug on the terrible SVU?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||October 7, 2021 8:10 PM|
^ over Mariska’s bloated corpse!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||October 7, 2021 8:25 PM|
R259, exactly the way I'd like to see them do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||October 7, 2021 8:31 PM|
This is the way, R259.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||October 7, 2021 8:35 PM|
Coming to Peacock Virtual in the fall of 2045: Law and Order:GVU (Geriatric Victims Unit). Detective Oleebia Benson retires as NYPD Chief of Detectives and moves into Shady Pines Skilled Nursing Care in Peekskill, NY. Oleebia investigates cases of elder abuse and Medicare fraud from her own room!
|by Anonymous||reply 262||October 7, 2021 11:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 263||October 7, 2021 11:47 PM|
Criminal Intent had huge ups and downs over its ten year run.
The first few years with D'Onofrio and Erbe were great. You realize he was deliberately playing a camped up version of Sherlock Holmes, right, right down to sniffing everything? He got bored and didn't want to commit any more so they brought Noth in to alternate episodes. They worked great in tandem. But eventually both actors were over it so Wolf brought in Jeff Goldblum who did his own take and absolutely wrecked the show. That's why, as mentioned above, the brought back D'Onofrio and Erbe for a few episodes to bury the thing with grace.
Good show, good run, lots of ups and downs but managed to survive for ten seasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||October 8, 2021 7:21 AM|
Bring back Fran Lebowitz as the judge.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||October 8, 2021 7:59 AM|
Everyone hated Jeff Goldblum but I liked him. Even if he did insist on playing the piano.
I always thought D’Onofrio/Erbe altenated with Noth/Nicholson because D’Onofrio had a mental health issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||October 8, 2021 1:14 PM|
I’m not sure if D’Onofrio was suffering from mental health issues so much as growing tired of playing the same character. Most actors enjoy going from role to role with new directors, cast members, sets and locations. It’s like putting on a new suit. They expect to be movie stars, filming for a few months and then it’s on to something else. Instead you end up on some series for a decade playing the same person with the same faces, including some you might hate, and you can’t even work on anything else because of your obligations to that series. It becomes more like a 9-5 job, and for actors that can be soul crushing.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||October 8, 2021 1:36 PM|
Nope, Vinnie D had a nervous breakdown. It was reported at the time. He also gained a lot of SSRI weight at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||October 9, 2021 3:32 AM|
R266, the episode that absolutely KILLED it for me was “Palimpsest” where he reunites with a Manic pixie Dream Woman he had banged in his earlier life. He should have recused himself from the case immediately. It was over the top, ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||October 9, 2021 4:17 AM|
R269, I too hated that episode... the waif flouncing about in a New York mansion which was constantly illuminated with candles. Candles all over a home that housed rare, uncataloged, randomly stacked works.
The dumbest of episodes and the fact that he simply flew off to London to spend an afternoon with an old flame to retell it in a cafe was even more ridiculous.
I really liked Goldblum on CI, but CI was the wrong program for his character. The same for Saffron Burrows' character. They should have been on a program built around the esoteric crimes of the insanely wealthy
|by Anonymous||reply 270||October 9, 2021 11:01 AM|
I couldn’t watch D’Onofrio at all so I was happy when they brought in Noth and Goldblum.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||October 9, 2021 3:10 PM|
The Jeremy Sisto character - Cyrus something? - was in law school a la Carisi. Perhaps he will return as a ADA.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||October 9, 2021 4:46 PM|
I also loved Law And Order UK. Great cast. And some especially sexy lawyers/ I’m looking at you, Ben Daniels.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||October 9, 2021 4:53 PM|
[quote] It's always fascinating to see so many New York actors make guest appearances before joining the mothership or one of the spin-offs as different characters as regulars. I never notices that until reruns.
It seemed to be a kind of audition to see if they get along with TPTB. Scanavino and Esparza guested on 3-4 of the Law And Order series as distinct characters before being recast and hired as regulars.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||October 9, 2021 5:01 PM|
Jeremy Sisto played the lead defense attorney in the last episode of Season 17 and was back as Det. Lupo in the first episode of Season 18.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||October 9, 2021 5:16 PM|
Bring back Carey Lowell.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||October 9, 2021 6:03 PM|
But BDF Sisto is on FBI/FBI Most Wanted/FBI International. It's not like they want him gone like Sela Ward.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||October 9, 2021 6:19 PM|
I was watching WeTV & their Law & Order promo - with graphics- proclaims that - in addition to being a 5-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize - the show has won more than 70 “Academy Awards.” Who are the brainiacs who work at WeTV?!
|by Anonymous||reply 278||October 9, 2021 8:34 PM|
R278, it's supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. You didn't get that?
|by Anonymous||reply 279||October 9, 2021 10:18 PM|
Carey Lowell should definitely come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||October 10, 2021 4:06 AM|
St. Olaf’s, r278?
|by Anonymous||reply 281||October 10, 2021 4:03 PM|
Apparently R278 doesn't have a tongue or cheek.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||October 10, 2021 4:46 PM|
Ok, in my defense, I've never watched Law & Order, but I know of its enormous reach, and that there's no limit to the people & entities nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. So the Nobel piece seemed very plausible to me, and not meant to be tongue-in-cheek. So I assumed it was a straight - but fact-challenged - promotion. I also didn't watch the commercial in full, so I was tipped-off to its satiric nature. nature.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||October 10, 2021 7:18 PM|
The tweet in R283’s post is exactly why we need more episodes. These channels that broadcast the L&O marathons keep showing the same ones over and over again.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||October 10, 2021 9:16 PM|
George Clooney talks about AHS releasing Lily Rabe so she could make his movie. Probably why her character disapperars into the woods.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||October 10, 2021 11:13 PM|
[quote]The tweet in [R283]’s post is exactly why we need more episodes. These channels that broadcast the L&O marathons keep showing the same ones over and over again.
On the weekends, SVU is on both ION and USA, both networks constantly repeat the same episodes. There are so many episodes then can air, SVU has been on for 22 years! I wonder why there are constant repeats.
I was wondering, perhaps the syndication deals both ION and USA have signed might be limited to certain seasons. I'm not sure how syndication works.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||October 11, 2021 7:34 PM|
Off-topic, but years ago I tried reading "The Tender Bar." I couldn't finish it... too depressing and I knew/didn't like many characters from my childhood/family.
Clooney will probably do well with the film, but I'll stay away.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||October 12, 2021 10:19 AM|
[quote] Clooney will probably do well with the film, but I'll stay away.
His Catch-22 was awful. Christopher Abbott as Yossarian couldn’t save it.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||October 12, 2021 5:25 PM|
No, I loved the book. My favorite part was his cousin? who was a pitcher for the Royals? They played catch one day and the cousin was working on a specific type of pitch. I thought it was a good description of the mind set you develop as a professional.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||October 12, 2021 9:12 PM|
Imagine if they brought back Vincent D’Onofrio, LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 290||October 16, 2021 2:00 PM|
Will this be a mash-up with Grace and Frankie?
|by Anonymous||reply 291||October 16, 2021 3:03 PM|
Mariska apparently fired several crew members a few weeks ago because she’s been looking like shit on SVU but somehow better on Organized Crime.
Organized Crime sucks but I’m watching for Ellen Burstyn appearances. She’s fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||October 17, 2021 12:45 PM|
Mariska’s hairstyle is doing her no favors.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||October 17, 2021 2:27 PM|
Where did you read that, r292?
I love how every (younger, hotter) female cop on the show have to dress like her: black jeggings and long sleeve, form-fitted, dark tee and ponytail.
It’s funny because Meloni’s hair and makeup was verrrry poor on Organised Crime. His hair was darkened from a can and his makeup was unblended.
All the fans were mad at Sharon Stone when she said that on SVU she was taken aback when a makeup artist approached her with white primer to go under her foundation and how different it was from a film set. But how was she wrong? Teenagers on YouTube look amazing on their makeup tutorials but Meloni is walking around with sprayed on hair and unblended pancake?
|by Anonymous||reply 294||October 17, 2021 5:33 PM|
R294, I didn’t read that anywhere. I was told by a crew member who was there that it happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||October 17, 2021 5:43 PM|
Oh that’s GOLD, r295
|by Anonymous||reply 296||October 17, 2021 6:07 PM|
[quote] It’s funny because Meloni’s hair and makeup was verrrry poor on Organised Crime. His hair was darkened from a can and his makeup was unblended.
Meloni is BALD on Organized Crime with very unfortunate facial hair. He looks like shit.
There was a teaser at the end of last week's SVU that said this coming week's upcoming new episode with be the 500th. Damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||October 17, 2021 6:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 298||October 17, 2021 8:18 PM|
Mariska is aging terribly and she's blaming the SVU crew?
She looked great when she appeared on Seinfeld, her character was auditioning for the Elaine character role in Jerry's sitcom.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||October 18, 2021 12:06 AM|
She was like 30 years younger, R299. What the hell do you expect? Everybody on that show looked better than they do now.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||October 18, 2021 12:18 AM|
[quote] Mariska is aging terribly and she's blaming the SVU crew?
Yeah, everyone knows the lightening and photography can make or break a look. Watch "Jinxed" with Bette Midler and look what a crew that doesn't like you can make you look.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||October 18, 2021 9:00 AM|
[quote]She was like 30 years younger, [R299]. What the hell do you expect? Everybody on that show looked better than they do now.
Yet, Julia Louis-Dreyfus still manages to look damn good, even after having cancer. Mariska has been looking very masculine..
|by Anonymous||reply 302||October 18, 2021 11:11 AM|
Yes, Julia looks good R302 but nowhere near as good as she did in the 90s. Elaine was so cute, she made me question if I could be straight for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||October 18, 2021 4:46 PM|
[quote]Yes, Julia looks good [R302] but nowhere near as good as she did in the 90s. Elaine was so cute, she made me question if I could be straight for her.
Everyone ages, that's a given, but some people look much younger than their actual age. Over the past few years Mariska has really hit the wall.
Compared to Mariska, with her masculine jawline and big boned peasant looks, Julia still looks like an absolute super model.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||October 18, 2021 5:46 PM|