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Media Monday: Law & Order

Monday, March 16th, 2009

After struggling with all aspects of dime.oftheweek, I am changing Monday’s topic from Current Events Monday to Media Monday.  Media Mondays will deal with the evolution of the dime store in the Aughts.  Mondays will now incorporate television, movies and music that keep the dime store ethic alive in a new century.  First topic, Law & Order.


Round Up:

Law & Order Tittle Card

Law & Order Title Card

Law & Order is one of the longest running shows on television.  It is currently in its 19th season airing Wednesday nights at 10pm on NBC.  However, its place in the dime store cannon has been secured through its syndication on TNT, as well as its ability to sprout spin-offs like Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law and Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order, the original, contains all the features of a great dime store novel, translated to the small screen.  It has a formula, so finely honed that a fan of the show can know the future in the first ten minutes.  It has loveable characters, like D.A. Jack McCoy and Det. Lenny Briscoe.  All in all, not a bad way to spend a spare hour (as long as your mate (life- or room-) is willing to watch).

Recommendation Level:

Five Stars (out of Five).  If you like drama, mystery and murder, this show should appeal to you.  If you are a fan of dime store novels and their ability to draw you in, this show is your chance to get your hit from TV instead of a book.


Season One Titles

Jack McCoy, at his best

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Law & Order‘s Wikipedia Page

Law & Order’s Page

Law & Order’s official website

Law & Order’s TNT Page