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todd s

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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Good God--I can't STAND Farina :thumbsdown: --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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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.
 

Kevin L K

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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 :) Maybe he ISN"T acting--he's just being himself.
 

Jason Seaver

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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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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.
 

JamieD

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Retired, I believe.. I think McCoy makes a quick reference to him being "good" in Florida, or something..
 

Mike Graham

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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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