||[Sep. 9th, 2006|04:01 pm]
These Are Their Stories
With the 17th season of Law & Order, the the 8th season of Law & Order: SVU, and the 6th season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent arriving shortly I thought it would be appropriate to make this community. I am a sophomore at NYU with a little too much time on my hands (not really, but I can work and watch L&O at the same time.) I am obsessed with Law & Order. I've been a loyal follower of all of the shows (including the late.-lamented Trial By Jury) since I understood what "prosecute" meant.
Law & Order (original) is unfortunately in for some major changes this season. The series was barely renewed after last season, which is very disappointing to me-- as much as I don't want to admit it--this may be the last season. Dick Wolf and co. are attempting to give the show a make over, which I am terribly afraid of. The younger generation wants so see more shows like CSI--with high tech gore and rampant sexuality. Wolf's attempt to give into that will turn off the old followers and destroy the show. I am not pleased with the addition of one of the two new cast members. The replacement of Annie Parisse (ADA Alexandra Borgia, who was brutally murdered in the season finale) was inevitable. She will be replaced by another hot woman, Alana De La Garza (playing ADA Consuela "Connie" Rubirosa) from CBS's CSI:Miami. But I am very disappointed by the loss of Denis Farina--I don't know how they plan to bump him off (I hope he doesn't get killed). While no one can replace Jerry Orbach, I liked Det. Joe Fontana and I think he worked well with Det. Ed Green. The point is to have an older more senior detective, paired up with a younger junior detective. Jesse L. Martin is definitely not old enough (although he was promoted) to have the sexy Milena Govich, (from Dick Wolf's failed Conviction & my other favorite show Rescue Me) playing Det. Nina Cassady as a partner. This pairing will be the downfall, because both of these characters are young and they both have lives and the last thing I want to see on my Law & Order is these character's personal lives getting too involved in their work. However, I will try to remain optimistic and as long as my rocks (Sam Waterston & S. Epatha Merkerson) do not leave, I will be happy.
Special Victims Unit is my guilty pleasure. I am so attached to all those characters. In case you didn't know, while Mariska Hargitay spends time (about 6 episodes worth) with her new baby girl (Det. Olivia Benson goes undercover), she will temporarily be replaced by the attractive Connie Nielson.
Criminal Intent was hated last year. Contrary to the masses I love Vincent D'Onofrio. I love Det. Robert Goren's style, his in-your-face-ness, his twitches. And I was soooo happy when Chris Noth came on the show, reappearing as the hot-tempered Det. Mike Logan. (although he looks sooo old). I didn't know that Annabella Sciorra was leaving until I was reading an article about the show--she will be replaced by another hot veteran of the failed Conviction, Julianne Nicholson (playing Det. Megan Wheeler). The loss of Jamey Sheridan was surprising but didn't kill me cause Capt. James Deakins never had a huge role, until right before he left. He is being replaced by Eric Bogosian, playing Capt. Daniel Ross. Finally Courtney B. Vance--who gave no reason for his departure will be replaced by Theresa Randle, playing ADA Patricia Kent. With all these changes, I have no idea how this show is going to swing,
So the point of this community is to discuss the episodes after they air on NBC:
Law & Order premiers FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 at 10PM (note the change from Wednesday--no more competing with LOST)
Law & Order: SVU premiers TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 at 10PM.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiers TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 at 9PM (note the change from Sunday--it's on right before SVU now.)
If you join- give a little info about yourself.
Where You're From (state is fine)
School (Only if you're in college)
Favorite Episode: (if you have one)
Favorite Cast of the original L&O:
From: New York
Favorite L&O: "The original is the best."- TNT
Favorite Character: John James McCoy (Sam Watterston)
Favorite Episode: They're all awesome.
Favorite Cast of the original L&O: Briscoe, Curtis, Van Buren, McCoy, Carmichael, Schiff