Tonight is the airing of the fourth of the eight episodes in what is supposed to be the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I can’t belive the already short season is almost over. I have been pretty happy with the season so far; and, it’s not just so that I can watch both Det. Goren and Eames. Considering how Det. Goren’s character was written in seasons 7 and 8, plus the extended first episode of season 9, it isn’t surprising that the writers had to include additional glimpses in the detective’s pyschiatric state.
It is highly unfortunate that the series has to end, as the only Law & Order series that will continue in the US will be SVU. Sorry, the so-so Law & Order: Los Angeles has been cancelled. There is always Law & Order: UK, but I have to wait for the new seasons to be released on DVD in order to watch them. Yeah, not wanting to pay $15-20/month just to get the package that includes BBC America means that I miss out on new episodes of L&O: UK, Top Gear and, even more painful, Doctor Who.
Anyway, I’m still disappointed in how NBC/Universal butchered L&O: CI, aka the weak ninth season, and traded the franchise for cheap and pathetic reality shows. Yeah, we need more Apprentice or modern Colosseum/Gladiator-nee-talent shows like we need more methane in our water.