Thursday, November 18, 2010

Law and Order - My Favorite Crime Show

Guest post of the week by Moises Henderson

The best part about Law and Order is not the sound that accompanies the show, albeit it is a close second. No, what I love about Law and Order is that it is really two shows in one. The first show is about Order, the part where the cops track down and nab the bad guy. This is the action part of the show, when everything is tense and the criminals are out walking the streets looking for their next rape victim. Once these criminals are apprehended and put in a prison or correctional facility, the second phase of the show begins. This part is the Law portion, when the suspects are given a trial in accordance with the rights granted them by the Constitution. The team of lawyers, usually led by sensible Sam Waterston, then go about prosecuting the criminals to make the world a better place.

Yet the best part about Law and Order is the realism. You see, this isn't some Andy Griffith show where the bad guy always gets what's coming to him. In Law and Order, the bad guy sometimes escapes on a legal technicality or loophole. Sometimes the bad guy wins. This makes the audience believe Law and Order is more reflective of real judicial and law enforcement stories, even though in reality it's just a made up drama that in no way mirrors real life, a made up drama I watch religiously on Direct Star TV.


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