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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Bye Bye Law and Order...
« on: May 15, 2010, 01:37:51 PM »
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/05/official-nbc-cancels-law-order-.html

I wonder what Jack McCoy's character will do now? :D

Also.. buh-bye Heroes.. we'll miss you (sorta)

Offline Chevalier des Poissons

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 01:46:01 PM »
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Wolf issued this statement: "Never complain. Never explain."

Dammit, Wolfy!

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 01:59:27 PM »
We'll still have Criminal Intent, SVU and LA...

Offline James Macleod

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 02:42:28 PM »
I do like all those Cops shows like Law and order and CSI They put me to sleep..

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 03:40:12 PM »
Really?  I'm usually on the edge of my seat trying to solve the case before the characters.  Of course, I much prefer the true-life shows like Forensics Files and Dr. G.

Offline Wolfy

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 04:00:53 PM »
Heroes was Cancelled? Really? I thought it was popular?...

I mean, I used to watch it..I haven't for like, the past year or so...but It was interesting..

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 04:34:51 PM »
Heroes was Cancelled? Really? I thought it was popular?...

I mean, I used to watch it..I haven't for like, the past year or so...but It was interesting..

WAS

Note the emphasis. I think it went off the rails when they had to crunch the 2nd season story to keep from getting managled by the writer's strike.


Offline Serephino

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 08:24:08 PM »
I never liked Heroes, but I do like Law and Order.  It sucks that they canceled it.  It seems stupid to start up the same thing in a different setting.  A lot of my favorite shows are ending and it quite sucks.   

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 08:26:20 PM »
I never liked Heroes, but I do like Law and Order.  It sucks that they canceled it.  It seems stupid to start up the same thing in a different setting.  A lot of my favorite shows are ending and it quite sucks.   


Two decades in one show is a mind blowing amount of time. :D

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 08:31:06 PM »
Law and Order is going out on a high note with several spinoffs, I prefer Law and Order: SVU my dad and I watch reruns every night.

But two decades is exceptional.

Offline Brandon

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 08:33:28 PM »
Yay! One less crappy cop show! I honestly hate Law and order, always have. I've never really watched heros but a few people in my Aion guild do and when I hear them talk about it it sounds like little more then an angsty teenager show with super heros thrown in. So I've never really wanted to watch it either.

Then again, I hardly watch any TV shows except Destination Truth on Sci-fi so I guess its no big loss for me anyway

Offline rick957

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 09:34:35 PM »
Law and Order was another of those TV shows that was so poorly written that I couldn't watch an entire episode to find out if parts of it were less poorly written.  Some great actors, though, as I recall.

Heroes:  was I the only person who thought the first season rocked right up until the season finale, which sucked donkey balls?  Has the show been good since then?  What season is it and when is it supposed to end?

The hour-long television drama is going the way of the Dodo due to rising production costs and the indifference of the networks toward producing well-crafted, scripted entertainment (as opposed to cheaply-made, reality-style dreck).  Is anyone going to miss the days when everyone watched the same two or three shows every week?

(I would, except I stopped watching television a long time ago when the commercials-to-programming ratio became psychologically intolerable.)  I wonder, though:  once L&O and ER and the Simpsons are forgotten, what entertainment form will the American public have in common?  Will we be nothing but niches, demographic islands drifting farther and farther apart?  Will anyone notice, or mind?

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010, 11:25:52 PM »
It is, sadly, cheaper to get some chumps to do a challenge that is (semi-scripted) for a season at a time then rush to come up with a new senario for the next season. You don't have to pay someone to be particularly creative in the script department and you can get Joe/Jane Schumck to do a few episodes in a special location and even with the 'prize' at the end save money compared to paying a script writer and acting staff to do actual stories in a series.

That's what the execs see. So as long as they appeal to the lowest common demoninator, Reality TV is here to stay. I don't watch anything since I blame serveral of my favorite series' demises on Reality TV. Sometimes it takes a season for a show to hit it's stride (Smallville and X-files come to mind) and with the quick (and toxic) half life of a reality tv show it's hard to convince Execs to risk another season on something that only hits the middle of the ratings.

Plus if they go cheap..they don't have to pay said writers/actors as much. I swear that some execs probably miss the way it used to be when studios 'owned' actors and could hold their careers hostage.

Offline Brandon

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2010, 11:31:49 PM »
What I wouldnt give for a new (and good) X-files like show...there was sooo much awesome in that series and my mom and I used to watch it all the time. Its one of the few fond memories I have of being near my family :P

Offline PatronofPorn

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 03:16:31 PM »
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I wonder what Jack McCoy's character will do now? :D

He'll probably have more time to peddle that investment company now.   :P

I watched every single episode up until 2004, and I'm convinced that Law & Order was at its best in the opening seasons. By the time they'd reached 2000 or so, I couldn't watch an episode more than once, because they were too bland for me. By 2005 I completely lost interest in it.

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010, 11:21:51 PM »
I just read this news yesterday and I will miss it. However, with that said. The constant turnover in the actors (especially losing long time favorites like Jerry Orbach a few years back) might have taken it's toll it would seem. Unfortunate though that they didn't give them notice early enough to actually have a good send off finale like it deserves, but I'm sure they will create a movie just for that purpose.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 12:09:54 AM »
What I wouldnt give for a new (and good) X-files like show...there was sooo much awesome in that series and my mom and I used to watch it all the time. Its one of the few fond memories I have of being near my family :P

Fringe is about as close as you get.. if you want a little humor with it..check out Eureka and Warhouse 13

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2010, 12:44:31 AM »
Warehouse 13's first season was great - something like the highest rated show on Sci-Fi, and as someone who watched it regularly, I was thrilled to see it was being renewed.

Offline alxnjsh

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2010, 09:09:27 AM »
I'm sad for Law and Order. I loved that show, though I didn't watch the new episodes. It's on TNT here nearly 24 hours a day.

Offline CmdrRenegade

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2010, 08:52:16 PM »

Offline Mercurial

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 01:53:05 PM »
20 Seasons. Good lord.

Well, the good news is there will be never-ending reruns on TNT.

Offline Tharic

Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2010, 02:10:15 PM »
For a while it was starting to feel like I had stumbled across a Law & Order channel, the show's on so often no matter where you turn, there it is.

Like a nice case of herpes..

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Re: Bye Bye Law and Order...
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2010, 02:11:50 PM »
I don't like Law and Order. Or CSI. Or NCIS. Or ... ...

Don't get me wrong, I love the characters and I love the plots and I love the concepts, but I have been interested in criminology and forensics since I was about 12 weeks in the womb. Forensic TV shows are starting to drive me crazy because it makes everyone an expert. News flash: you're damn well not an expert after watching an episode of CSI. And if you don't do things the way that they do them on CSI, you must not know your job, right? Wrong.

Shows like that also frustrate me because they make it harder for me to be taken seriously as a student of forensics - which is applied across several disciplines, and pretty much involves your-field-as-translated-into-a-courtroom. I'm a chem student first and foremost, but the moment I say that I want to go into criminology and forensic analytics, people assume I got into the field I'm in because I want to be like Abby. Or because I want to hang out with cops. Or because I'm just an airhead fangirl with nothing better to do with my life. Begging your pardon, but I did not learn to read results from a mass spectrometer just so I could hang out with the real life version of Tutuola. It doesn't work that way.

If it sounds like I take crap like this personally, I kinda do. Congratulations, Law and Order, on having 20 seasons. Now get the hell off the air, and good riddance.