Sunday, January 27, 2008

What I'm Watching: Law & Order

Law & Order: Season 18, Episode 5 "Betrayal" (B-)

How ridiculously dramatic all these episodes are. I did find the idea of the two parents being ultimately convicted and them both receiving the same sentence quite intriguing, though I wish that the central characters could be as dynamic and often powerful as the main plotline slash crime that launches each show. I have seen the fine work done by Vincent D'Onofrio on "Criminal Intent" and Mariska Hargitay on "Special Victims Unit" and I just wish Jesse L. Martin and Jeremy Sisto would perk up a bit every once in a while. And I really cannot stand Linus Roache.

Side note: I mentioned in one of my classes that I had watched this show the night before and was met with a great deal of laughter. Does no one watch "Law & Order" anymore. This is my first year, but has everyone else moved on?

1 comment:

Emma said...

I guess after eighteen years, or however many seasons they've had, people are a little tired of Law & Order. That said, I still watch the new ones now and then, and agree that the new ADA is atrocious. I've always liked Martin though, and am pleased that Sisto's joined the club.