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Columns

Tuesday, August 21 2012

Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama?

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...


Reviews

Thursday, May 27 2010

'Law & Order' Goes Out in Fine Form

To its last episode, Law & Order told compelling stories about recognizable people solving crimes and punishing criminals. Even so, it was never been a character-driven show.


Tuesday, February 17 2009

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Eighth Year

SVU is stronger than the original show in that it lets you into the lives of the detectives.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

Law & Order: The Sixth Year

This set highlights a show that has been often imitated, but never matched.


Monday, September 26 2005

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order

Lynda Carter's villain embodies Cold War momism refitted for the war on terror. The conflagration is inspired.


Wednesday, March 9 2005

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Although a curly hairdo can't quite erase the shade of Frasier's Lilith from Tracy Kibre, Neuwirth slips authoritatively into the role of a powerful mid-career prosecutor.


Blogs

Tuesday, July 19 2011

Character Assassination: 'Game of Thrones' Urge to Kill

Is the story told on our favorite show bigger than any one character? Or is it characters who make the story?


Friday, March 19 2010

How Kathy Griffin Saved 'Law and Order' Viewers

For the most part, there just is no saving a franchise like Law & Order. I used to admire the show's writing for having complex story


News

Friday, May 21 2010

5 ways TV was different when 'Law & Order' debuted 20 years ago

After 20 seasons, "Law & Order" comes to an end Monday (although reruns will undoubtedly run forever). But back in the fall of 1990, when it debuted, "L


Monday, May 17 2010

NBC races back to scripted shows in fall lineup

NEW YORK — NBC has fallen in love with scripted shows again. In a bid to slash costs last year, the beleaguered network put a record-low


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