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Old May 26 2010, 04:45 AM   #43
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Re: 24, Law & Order, Lost, Monk, Nip/Tuck... which will you miss the m

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
winged victory wrote: View Post
<<<I'll miss these guys the most.

So Law and Order, hands down. But they had an excellent last episode, so I'm glad they ended on the top.

firehawk12 wrote: View Post
I know this is an ignorant statement... but there are still going to be three L&O shows on next year if you don't include the UK version. So why is it a big deal if the main one is gone?
As a fan of the mothership, and a semi-regular viewer of CI and SVU, the original, IMHO, is still the best. Best cast, best writing, especially these last three years. Why cancel this quality and start yet another spin-off in LA?? I don't even know if the new LA show is going to be the same cops and lawyers format that original is known for...(CI has just cops; SVU has a revolving door for the ADA)

I guess I'll miss Sam Waterston and S. Epatha Merkerson and their wonderful characters (as well as the rest of the cast). We're losing an American TV institution...
I concur wholeheartedly, as you might guess from my av. I've got a serious man-crush on Michael Cutter & Jack McCoy, followed by a wholly hetero, red-blooded American boner for Connie Rubirosa!
Well I've got a serious girl-crush on Mike Cutter, whew! I want to have him read me the NY penal codes... And I don't want to forget about the original and best Jack McCoy, what a silver fox! I'll never forget Sam's performance in "Nullification" when he delivers his summation to the jury. It's outstanding. And I wish I could be just like Connie What girl wouldn't??

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
I'm surprised and very heartened by the outpouring of support for Law & Order. I've been hard-pressed to find fans of it IRL. (Most of the crime drama fans I meet IRL are CSI fans. I've been trying to stoke a Law & Order vs. CSI feud for years, trying to emulate the classic Star Trek vs. Star Wars rivalry. I've had zero success on this front, BTW.) Even the few Law & Order fans I do find are more attached to SVU or Criminal Intent. So it's nice to see that I'm not the only one in the thrall of New York's finest prosecutors!
I agree; I've never understood the fascination with all the CSIs--too many quick editing cuts, flashy super hi-tech crime-solving do-hickeys, and no courtroom drama. I think when SVU got their whole squadroom equipped with giant flat screen whiteboard computers, they lost me...And the whole Stabler/Benson drama seems like the show should be on The CW...Just give me a well-acted, good crime story. Law & Order was that perfect combination. But, to each their own...

winged victory wrote: View Post
I couldn't agree with you more about the great cast this year. L&O needs some Emmy, SAG, and GG recognition! Please, pretty please Award gods??
The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
I'd pray with you, but with my track record for this sort of thing, I'd probably be counterproductive.

Truth be told, Law & Order is one of the only TV shows that I still watch with any regularity. (The only others I can think of right now are Doctor Who, Rick Steves' Europe, & reruns of Law & Order: SVU.) Perhaps part of it is the fact that, because Universal is so friggin' behind on the DVDs, I have to watch the NBC episodes to watch anything remotely current.
Okay, off the top of my head, I can think of a few outstanding performances that those Emmy people need to consider: SEM for the whole season; Linus Roache in "Innocence", "For the Defense"; ADG in "Boy Gone Astray", "For the Defense"; Sam Waterston for the whole darn season, too! Hey, I got really lucky this year when I finally saw Michael C. Hall collect a Golden Globe for Dexter--it was astonishing!

And yeah, my TV shows are now boiled down to about three: Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men. Nothing left on broadcast for me, and if I ever figure out how to delete NothingButCrap from my cable line up, I'll be one happy camper. I swear that network-that-shall-never-be-named-again should crawl into a hole and die. I'm curious to see if LO:LA will be an epic fail, though...and seeing it's on NoBodyCares, it'll be gone sooner than you can say "Is this because I'm a lesbian?" (Oh, Rohmbot, I can't say I'll miss you! But that line is soooo quotable!)


The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
Thinking of it being canceled has left me nearly inconsolable. I haven't been this saddened by the cancellation of a TV show since Angel. Ever since last night, I've been curled up in a ball, crying, asking for my mommy to read me my Miranda rights.
I haven't been this saddened by a TV show ending since The X-Files! But they did come out with their latest movie "I Want to Believe", oh, now I'm sad again...what a piece of trash

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
As for some of the other shows mentioned in the thread:
I always meant to get into 24. Many of my friends & relatives are big 24 fans. I just haven't taken the opportunity yet.
Lost & Monk bored me.
Nip/Tuck never looked like the kind of thing I'd be interested in.
Scrubs should have ended last year, when J.D. & the head writer left.
I've been meaning to check out the DVDs of Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes but I haven't found the funds yet. (I did find a dirt-cheap $8 copy of the complete American version of Life on Mars but I haven't watched it yet.)
My sister is a huge fan of 24, apparently so is Linus Roache, but I've never found the appeal. Saddened to hear about Scrubs ending too, those earlier seasons were great!

Thanks for creating all of your recent Law & Order threads The Borgified Corpse; they're helping me through my grief of losing my favorite show. I'm still in the denial phase (hurry up TNT and say you'll pick up the show!), so I have a long way to go... But I did succumb to temptation by buying Season 7 on DVD. That should help in my darkest hours. Go Jack and new-Claire Jamie Ross!
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