The lessons of ‘Law & Order’



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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Mike Schilling

    The rigidity of form can lead to artistic greatness.

    Tom Fontana said (in DVD commentary) that the L&O actors loved the Homicide crossover episodes because they could do something different once in a while.Report

    • Avatar Trumwill in reply to Mike Schilling

      @Mike Schilling, I’m sure the writers loved it, too. I thought the best part of it, though, was that it helped rein in the plots. It’s difficult for writers to avoid the temptation to go bigger, better, and more dramatic. L&O forced it on them. Or at least forced them to outsource the drama to disposable characters.Report

  2. Avatar North

    I used to watch L&O absolutely mesmerized with fascination. But I despised every single crossover.Report

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