The Return of THE Law and Order

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Admiral2, Feb 23, 2022.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

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    And the defendant was very influential and powerful; his attorney should have been able to poke hole after hole in the other guy's testimony.

    That said, I did like the added focus on Lt. Dixon. I love her scene with the street punks at the beginning. :lol:
     
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  2. JD

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    I've been watching this since it came back, and it's been pretty good so far. They got a great cast together, and most of the cases have been pretty interesting so far.
    I've been wondering, why are some of these revivals considered a continuation, but some aren't. I'm just not sure why this is Season 20 of the original series, but CSI: Vegas is season 1 of a new series, instead of being Season 16 of the original.
     
  3. Starbreaker

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    Marketing.
     
  4. ATimson

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    It's Season 20 according to marketing but Season 1 of a new series according to the WGA (and thus probably according to Legal as well).
     
  5. JD

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    Oh, OK. I wasn't sure if maybe it had something to do with writers or producers or something like that.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    What's the diff? :confused:
     
  7. cardinal biggles

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    Wouldn't it be Season 21? The original L&O ended after 20 seasons in 2010.
     
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  8. ATimson

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    It would, sorry.

    Since it's a new series, the new showrunner was able to get a "developed by" credit that they wouldn't normally have been entitled to.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Ah, so it IS just meaningless BS legalese after all? Gotcha. :lol:
     
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  10. Timby

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    "Developed by" is a much more nebulous credit, under WGA terms, than "created by." Legally, this is season 21; Eid got a "developed by" credit because he shepherded the resurrection.
     
  11. Aragorn

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    Another unwinnable pie in the sky case and the result is the same.
     
  12. Danny99

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    I don't know what they are going to eventually lose.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    That last ep was a big fat nothingburger.

    So this kid shoots and kills the headmaster...and they go after his DAD? And let the :censored: kid off scot-free? What the :censored: is up with that?

    At the very least, charge the kid with something like criminally negligent homicide. HE KILLED SOMEBODY! Why the :censored: does he just get to walk away?

    Better yet, charge the DAD with criminally negligent homicide (since he gave his son the gun) and the :censored: kid with murder.

    And to think I thought the episode was gonna be about critical race theory. Guess L&O just doesn't have the balls to do that, eh? :lol:
     
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  14. Aragorn

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    They finally lost!
     
  15. vandevere

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    In this case, pride before the fall. I sort of saw that one coming...
     
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  17. JD

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    I do find it a little ironic that we got this episode so soon after we were just discussing them losing cases.
     
  18. cardinal biggles

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    Clearly the show's producers are lurking on a Star Trek board looking for tips on how to make their show better.
     
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  19. Aragorn

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    They won another unwinnable case. At the rate they're going, they'll take down Putin and Kim Jong-un at the same time with the same case in the season 22 premiere.
     
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  20. JD

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    It amazes me how many of these shows end with something that had absolutely nothing to do with where the show started, we went from the murder of a fake millionaire socialite to taking down a pharmaceutical company CEO. These kinds of episodes can be really confusing if you fall asleep, and wake up to find that in the 10 minutes you were asleep they switched over to different case wit a totally different group of people. A few time I've actually had to pull up the channel guide on the TV to make sure it was still the same show and the same episode.