Monday, January 23, 2006

Sunday's 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent'

I thought I wouldn't enjoy 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' without Vincent D'Onofrio as Goren. He brought a bit of quirkiness to the series which I thought was vital to the show. But since his fainting/dizziness spells and apparent desire to work less, they brought in Chris Noth reprising his role as Det. Logan from the original 'L&O'. The premise is to "look into the mind of the killer" which I really wouldn't have pegged the Logan character to be the investigator. But it works. Last night's show was an intriguing story of a bullied boy grown up and seeking revenge. I know it sounds a bit trite and done too often, but there were enough twists in this one to keep it fresh. I didn't catch the name of the actor who played the killer, but thought his portrayal came across very well.

'L&O: CI' gets an 'A' sans Goren.

There is a bad point, however. When looking at the NBC site to snag the link, I notice that next week's episode is a three-peat with Noth. I know I've already seen it twice and I'm thinking network, not the cable eps. It's the one with the mother and son jewelry thieves/killer. Dang.

Did you watch last night? If so, how is the show for you with Noth instead of D'Onofrio?

8 comments:

KG said...

I actually enjoy them both. They each bring a different element to the show. I couldn't imagine "Law and Order" without them.

jetstarxlt said...

i'm a goran and eames purist. i'm not watching the ones with chris noth and annabella sciorra (is she still on there?) i will not be manipulated. so there.

Famyates said...

I love D'Onfrio too,and was not sure about Noth,since was not a fan of "Big" OR SITC either,but have not found him to be too bad. Don't much care for Siccora much either,don't think she adds much to the show. There will never be another Goran though.

Anonymous said...

I prefer to watch the shows with Goran in it. I didn't watch Sunday's episode because it had Noth in it. So I watched "Desparate Housewives." I think it's going to be getting good. At first, I didn't understand what all the hoopla was all about. But now with Alfre Woodard and her sons in it, I think it's going to be worth missing some "Criminal Intent."

Anonymous said...

I loved the originalish stories with Noth as well written stories. but Vincent D'Onofrio is way ahead of him with showing the nuances of his emotions on his face - a much more watchable person from that point of view - also pretty nice to look at anyway.

Since I am in Australia I think I have to wait a while before seeing Noth in this particular role, but expect he may have learnt a few things now he has had experience from other shows.

gatekeeper5939 said...

law & order: CI is nothing without D'Onfrio and Eames..When anyone else plays the parts I tune elsewhere..
I am also a Sherlock Holmes fan and D'Onfrio (Goran) is my modern Sherlock

adrian101a said...

i cant stand that logan character, he cant act, he has no life in him, he lumbers along, theres no intelligence to him. hes just a lumbering loud mouth who always looks as though hes just woken up.
goran and eames on the other hand are fantastic together, they really complement each other, gorans a real character while logan on the other hand could be replaced with a block of wood

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