Review: 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' Gets a Face-Lift, But Was It Worth It?

'Law & Order: LA' (Monday, 9PM ET on NBC) has gone through some very public growing pains in its first season. The show was abruptly yanked from the air late last fall, and it soon became apparent that 'L&O' creator Dick Wolf was intent on radically rejiggering the cast and/or stripping the show for parts as he tried to keep some version of the underwhelming drama afloat.

He may well have wanted to just present those changes (which include the departure of Skeet Ulrich and a job change for Alfred Molina's character) as done deals upon the show's return, because the implementation of those changes in Monday's first episode is so clunky, stilted and inelegant that it's like watching a desperate matron get plastic surgery. Read More...


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