While I think Law and Order needs to go off the air -sick of all these redundant cop shows-, here’s two upcoming episodes that might be worth watching. Might.
In true Law and Order style they are ripping one right from the headlines. What if the accidents on Spider Man Turn off the Dark set had turned out worse…what if they had lead to…MURDER? *Dun-dun-dun!*
Deadline reports on the Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode inspired by the blundering story of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark:
“What if one of the many incidents of actors getting injured on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark had a tragic outcome? Law & Order: Criminal Intent will explore such a scenario in an upcoming episode clearly inspired by the debacle that the Spider-Man musical had become, TVLine reports. In the fictional version, the splashy musical is titled Icarus, from a high-strung director and a secretly bisexual rock-star composer. This is the latestepisode of the Law & Order franchise featuring ripped-from-the-headlines stories this season.
“secretly bisexual rock-star composer”? Whoa, that’s a unnecessary crack at Bono. He’s not bi-sexual. He’s just a piece of shit. He’ll always be number 2.
“Law & Order” rips its stories from the headlines. But have they got to rip them from the bottom of the barrel? Hasn’t Spidey suffered enough? Now Charlie Sheen on the other hand…
CI is also doing an episode featuring a Charlie Sheen-type character played by Jay Mohr from Gary Unmarried. His character Nyle Brite, his known as a “lovable rogue” who has a reputation for cocaine use, parties, and women. In the episode will focus on a murder of a guest at Brite’s home.
In other words, this episode is #WINNING
No word yet on whether or not this will be the popular series final season.
[Editors Note: ‘Guess Who Monday’ is a weekly feature here at nerdbastards, where we challenge you to take a look at the latest, grown up, former child star and see if you can guess who they use to be. ]
Today’s ‘Guess Who’ was one of the few child stars who managed to keep their shit together. A string of TV work like 7th Heaven, ER, Law and Order, one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the new 90210! But, who was she in the day? Hint: She had a few powers, but none such as impressive as her magic fingers. (more…)
‘Law and Order: Fairytale Division’. ” In the fantasy criminal justice system the Grimms are represented by two seperate, yet equally important groups. The orcs who investigate crimes and the distract wizards who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories”. Now, that’s a cop show I would watch! Actually, I have to omit something. My guilty pleasure is Law and Order: SVU, namely because of Detective Elliot Stabler. If not solely for his forehead. It amuses and entrances me.
While Law and Order is NOT doing another spin-off of it’s long running crime series, NBC is pushing the envelope on the cop genre. They picked up some show called “Grimm”, a pilot in which cops interact with characters inspired by Grimm fairy tales. We’re talking Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rapunzel and about 200 more. Uh…what? Are studio execs even trying any more? I imagine the the board meeting went something like this:
NBC EXEC.: *snorting cocaine of a hookers ass* “We’re being criticized for relying too much on Cop shows. It’s just variations of the same thing. We need something different. I need a new idea or I’m eating someones child. I’m an Executive. I do crazy shit like that. Whaddya got?”
Creative Department: “uhhhhhhh, how about a show about two cops who are chummy with fairy tale characters?”
NBC EXEC. *Shoots hooker in the head and kills her*: Brilliant! Now get rid of this hooker and fetch me a rack of Chilis Baby Back Ribs…. with BBQ SAUCE!”
Am I the only one here who’s going call bullshit here and say this is a total rip-off of DC/Vertigo comic Fables and “Powers”? “Fables” takes place in a world where all the fairy-tale characters live in exile in Manhattan (well in a secret corner of Manhattan called Fabletown.) The Big Bad Wolf is the sheriff and Snow White the mayor. And “Powers” takes place in a world with super-heroes and focuses on two cops who specialize in cases involving super-heroes. Is there no such thing as originality anymore? Oi, NBC it’s not enough you rip stories from the headlines, you gotta go and rip from comics as well. You dirty, dirty hooker you!
For the rest of you who think this sounds fun, different, and interesting. It comes from Angel co-creator David Greenwalt and the show’s writer Jim Kouf.
I’ll admit (regardless if the idea is not original) that the concept does sound promising, but will it hold up?