Universal Home Video
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Or as I like to call it, “Scrap & Order.” Dick Wolfe and company had a great idea to bring their much-loved franchise to generations X and Y. Problem is that we twenty-somethings only watch “Law & Order” with the folks when we’re home for the holidays. Too bad, too, since the show’s got spunk and a great young cast. Among the stars, Anson Mount (ahhhh…”Crossroads”) and Miss Stephanie March, who, some may say personifies the phrase “Ooooh! Snap!” The story lines make-up a nice cross-section of all those other L & O themes and keep it fresh with music by James Blunt and one-night stands all-around. The main appeal is that these are not stand-alone episodes, but rather courthouse on the creek. Oh, and there are some important and topical issues as well. If you like that sort of thing. In any event, a lovely, slim boxed-set for those of us who only watch television when it comes out on DVD. But skip the two-part finale, because it’s just absurd.