October 02, 2006

The End of "L&O"

Did Friday's "Law & Order" episode suck, or what? Not only was the plot line stupid, as it took the dubious position that the murder was mostly the fault of a Myspace-like web site, but the new cast leaves much to be desired as well. Why is it necessary for the new detective and new DA to both look much more like models than law-enforcement personnel? It's going in the direction of the final season of "NYPD Blue," when the 15th Precinct looked more like a modeling agency than a police station house.

One thing I love about the "The Wire"- one of literally hundreds- is that the police actually look like police. It was great to see Beadie Russell (Amy Ryan), who I always had a crush on, back on last week's episode.

As for SNL, also pretty ho-hum, although I did like the Fred-Armisen-as-Hugo-Chavez sketch. I was shocked to discover that Darrell Hammond was still on the show; earlier in the day I'd had the exact same reaction when I discovered that Mike Sweeney was still with the Kansas City Royals.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 2, 2006 10:38 AM
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