Thursday, September 30, 2010

Who loves L&O?

I am a long time "Law and Order" fan.  I love to watch the old episodes on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and sometimes catch a repeat with dinner during the week.  I hardly ever watched any first run episodes on NBC - I watched the reruns on cable.

Several years ago I read an article in the weekend section of the Wall Street Journal that watching reruns of L&O was the secret vice of a huge percent of 35 - 50 year old women.  The author suggested to the reader to bring it up at any gathering of baby boomers (back then 35 year olds were baby boomers) - he bet that at least half the women there would fess up to being L&O addicts.  I tried it out a few times, and I was surprised at how right he was.

Anyhow, I just read that beginning this Sunday night, BBC America will start running the first season of "Law and Order - UK."  The scripts were adapted from original US episodes.  This Sunday's episode is from the Ben Stone era.  I have set the DVR, because I will be watching Mad Men when it comes on, but I look forward to seeing the crown prosecutor and the defense counsel talking trash in the changing room while donning and doffing their barristers' wigs.


coopercreek said...

I love Law & Order. My favorite is SVU. I don't get to watch it weekly as I'm usually doing something else, but I watch it when I can.

Holly said...

I stopped watching L&O when Lenny left... but we just DVR'd the first episode of L&O, LA but haven't had the chance to watch it yet. The UK version sounds really neat!

Taryn said...

I guess I am an odd-ball baby boomer...I've never seen L&O. Now NCIS, that's another story :-)