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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:11 AM
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Det. Greene's new partner on 'Law And Order' is a right-wing nutjob.
I love Dennis Farina, but he's playing a Kool-Aid drinker on 'LAO'. Totally pro-war, pro-torture, totally UGH!, okay? I only saw the first half of the episode last night. Can anyone tell me if he saw the light by the end?
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:12 AM
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1. It's been going that way for years...
It even has Fred Thompson playing the DA now.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:12 AM
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2. I only watched the first of the two episodes, but
it seems to me like he's going to be the right-wing counterpart to common sense. Abu Ghraib was no big deal to him.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:24 AM
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3. I have watched Law and Order since its debut. I still watch reruns, but
after last night's episode I will bow out. Not only did it offend me, it was corny. We are no longer given entertainment but propaganda. We get enough of that on cable news.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:26 AM
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4. I turned it off halfway through
I like Dennis Farina, and I didn't mind Fred Thompson representing the conservative POV, but at the point where they all were preaching to one another in the guise of conversation I got thoroughly disgusted. I don't appreciate the introduction of "balance" in my fiction.

I bet they took some heat for Lenny last year making an anti-administration comment. I think they should be honest and list Karl Rove in the credits.
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:39 AM
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5. me too! This is my all time favorite show
and was extremely disappointed last night - kept waiting for someone to mention the 14,000 (or whatever the number is) civilian deaths in Iraq - I personally cannot stand Fred T. and I hate the slant to the right the show has taken.
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:46 AM
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6. Damn.
I didn't see it, but now I guess that's a good thing. I'll probably tune in next time to see for myself what he's like, but if Farina's character really is a right-wing nutjob I might switch to CSI New York for my Wednesday night cop show fix.

OTOH, I always liked Jerry Orbach's Briscoe, so I guess it's a done deal that I'll be tuning in to Law & Order: Trial by Jury when it debuts midseason.
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:52 AM
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7. Contact information
Please let them know how you feel, maybe we can save our favorite show. Law and Order may be formalistic, but it has or had anyway excellent writing, stories and actors. Every other crime drama on these days relies on the gory and sensationalist.

LawOrder@nbc.com

thanks
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 09:56 AM
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8. Not a very good episode
Not as good as they had been in the past. No twists or turns, just lots of preaching. Fred Thompson kept shouting down the blonde DA (Elisabeth Rohm, I think the actress's name was) who was clearly against the war.

Farina was terrible. I miss Jerry Orbach.
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 11:55 AM
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9. Law and Order was my wife's favorite show
along with Frasier.

I can't watch either one anymore.
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