It’s the 20th season of Law & Order! I have not seen much love for the current cast–Linus Roache, Anthony Anderson, Jared Leto, the ADA chick who I can’t remember her real name–but I think this might be one of their best in awhile. Highlights:
Jack McCoy (Sam Waterson) going from cutthroat prosecutor to curmudgeonly DA. I love how his office is a jumbled mess of books on the shelves, and the way he’ll tell the ADA’s to “figure it out!” He hates playing the political game but will do it if he needs to.
ADA Mike Cutter is a carbon copy of McCoy, and it’s great to see the interaction between the 2 characters.
I know most purists of L&O don’t like when they examine the personal lives of characters, but this is the year to make an exception. Lt. Van Buren (S. Epatha Merckerson) is being treated for cancer. The show is doing a superb job of giving us little glimpses of what she’s going through and it is heart wrenching. I have never cried watching an L&O episode…last week’s had me in tears. How they contrast the strength of the woman in her job, then show her vulnerability–just fantastic writing and acting.
Thoughts from anyone??