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#1 of 16 todd s

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Posted May 18 2004 - 04:14 AM

I am sure it was mentioned elsewhere. But, the Post says that Dennis Farina will be replacing Jerry Orbach on Law & Order. I like the choice.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 16 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 18 2004 - 04:39 AM

I like it as well. I'm very curious, as Farina tends to have a bigger personality than I associate with Law & Order characters not played by Vincent D'onofrio.
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#3 of 16 Ken_McAlinden

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Posted May 18 2004 - 07:01 AM

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I like it as well. I'm very curious, as Farina tends to have a bigger personality than I associate with Law & Order characters not played by Vincent D'onofrio.
...or Richard Belzer.
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#4 of 16 Paul McElligott

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Posted May 19 2004 - 10:34 AM

Of all the actors they could have chosen, I think Farina is a good choice. I would have liked to have seen take a more adventurous path, like making Ed Green the senior detective to a less experienced detective, but I'll take what they're giving us.
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#5 of 16 Kevin L K

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Posted May 19 2004 - 03:34 PM

Good God--I can't STAND Farina Posted Image --he has got to be the most stereotypical actor of a cop there is. Complete with his "Chicago cop" accent--no disrespect to anyone from the midwest. Give me a break--he's a total loud mouth. They need to bring back the guy that played Mr.Big on Sex in the City--I can't remember his name but he was one of the originals on the show--Christopher Noth was his name I think.

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Posted May 19 2004 - 11:21 PM

Avi! Posted Image
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#7 of 16 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 20 2004 - 12:02 AM

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--he has got to be the most stereotypical actor of a cop there is. Complete with his "Chicago cop" accent
That may have to do with him having been a Chicago cop. Posted Image
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#8 of 16 Michael Harris

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Posted May 20 2004 - 03:58 AM

At least they gave Briscoe a nice quiet send off. Nothing fancy or maudlin. A good L&O overall.

#9 of 16 David Egan

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Posted May 20 2004 - 12:43 PM

Nice sendoff for Lenny and I think Farina will fit in well but judging by the way they lifted Strangers on a Train (even if they did acknowledge it) it seems the writers are completely out of stories.

#10 of 16 Kevin L K

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Posted May 20 2004 - 01:25 PM

Jason--you're right--I forgot that he WAS a cop in Chicago in real life-plus he was actually a school teacher I think as well Posted Image Maybe he ISN"T acting--he's just being himself.

#11 of 16 Michael Harris

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Posted May 21 2004 - 08:32 AM

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judging by the way they lifted Strangers on a Train


At least it wasn't "ripped from the headlines". Was it?

#12 of 16 Jason Seaver

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Posted May 21 2004 - 08:37 AM

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At least they gave Briscoe a nice quiet send off. Nothing fancy or maudlin.
It's kind of refreshing, isn't it? So many shows would find out Orbach was intending to leave, and they would do this season-long storyline about him that explained why, and that'd be OK, but this did all it needed to.
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#13 of 16 Michael Harris

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Posted May 21 2004 - 11:13 AM

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It's kind of refreshing, isn't it?


That's why, despite some staleness, L&O is a class act.

On a related note, does anyone know the explaination for why Adam Schiff is not the DA? Did the he lose re-election, retire, resign, no reason? Just curious.

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Posted May 22 2004 - 12:20 AM

Retired, I believe.. I think McCoy makes a quick reference to him being "good" in Florida, or something..
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#15 of 16 Garrett Adams

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Posted May 22 2004 - 10:53 AM

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On a related note, does anyone know the explaination for why Adam Schiff is not the DA?


At least Steven Hill lasted longer than he did on Mission Impossible.

#16 of 16 Mike Graham

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Posted May 22 2004 - 05:49 PM

Retired. The first episode after he left McCoy noted that he was now representing Holocaust survivors to assist in attaining their reparations.


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