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Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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Creator:

Dick Wolf

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3 June 2005 | Juliette2005
After a few soggy years, finally a great season in 2005
I've been a fan of this show for a long time, dating back to the first few years when it looked like it was filmed by college kids, and like any long term relationship it's sometimes been tough going. After a great first 4 or 5 years, it got a little bogged down, came to life again, and bogged down again, you get the picture.

Quite frankly I thought the show was going down for good the last few years, the cast seemed weak and bored and I didn't even bother to tune in each week, it seemed SVU was overtaking it.

But the good news is this past season it has sputtered back to life again, helped enormously by the new D.A. who yes is beautiful, but is also a very good actress. The scripts have gotten better too, overall I"d buy this season on DVD.

Standouts were the episode LICENCE TO KILL, GOV LOVE, and TOMBSTONE, which featured the shocker of seeing a regular character get shot! I did not see that coming and was roused out of my seat in astonishment at the cajones the show is finally showing again.

(Sidebar- I also watched the painful 'conclusion' of that episode on the woefully misconstrued TRIAL BY JURY, and was equally shocked at how bad that show was. Take it from me, stick to the original.) Yes the music remains cheesy and simplistic and yes you still never learn much about the characters private lives, but this show doesn't go for the easy quick fix and quick shock that SVU sometimes resorts to, and has far better stories than most any other show on television today. Long may it reign.

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Trivia

Michael Moriarty resigned at the end of the fourth season after a long, vocal battle of words with Attorney General Janet Reno, who was making efforts to censor television violence. He felt that NBC was trying to silence him when two talk show appearances on the network were pulled at the last moment and his role was reduced considerably in the fourth season episode "Mayhem." Dick Wolf claims this was entirely coincidental. Moriarty claims he was forced into a situation where he had to resign. His character, EADA Ben Stone, also resigned on the show. After quitting the series, Moriarty moved to Canada, where he considered forming a political party.


Quotes

Det. Mike Logan: Listen... Somebody blew your boyfriend's brains out with a 48, okay?


Goofs

Some of the suspected criminals are shown fleeing or attempting to flee prosecution, which is not the "norm." The ones that attempt to flee do so in manners which ensure that they will be caught as some episodes have had people attempting to leave on buses from The Port Authority when there are several dozen areas around the city where a bus or train can be caught that will take you out of NYC.


Crazy Credits

At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system.


Alternate Versions

Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.


Soundtracks

I'm Not Driving Anymore
(Instrumental)
Written and Performed by
Rob Dougan
(UK Version)

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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