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Promos for next week's program say it's Mike Logan's last case. I've really enjoyed having Chris Noth back -- hate to lose him again.

Per this page, he'll be replaced by Jeff Goldblum. I see Goldblum as kind of a low key Agent Goren -- may not be enough difference to be of interest in his own right.
 

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Jeff Goldblum is a big dork. Why on earth would Dick Wolf add him to the show?

I prefer Chris Noth to Goren (sp?). Goren is a total nut-job.
 

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I don't think Mr. Goldblum is a big dork. I do think he's a very unique character actor and it will be interesting to see if his character on CI will end up being any different from his other work.

To Mr. Noth, I say best of luck -- Mike Logan has always been my favorite character on any L&O series, and it's been very interesting to see him grow older with me. Maybe after a few more years off the screen, and if L&O (original) survives that long, it might be interesting to see him come in to run homicide at the two-seven. Lt. van Buren can't last forever.
 

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We really liked Goldblum in the short-lived Raines and suspect that he'll create a character suitable for USA's "Characters Welcome" theme. He might even create a character on a par with Vincent D'Onofrio's Goren. But then D'Onofrio is one of our all-time favorite actors. Noth's Logan fits better on the original.
 

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spunkyvision said:
oh man not me. I hate Noth. I couldnt watch the original Law and Order when he was on it.
Here here. Hate the Noth. Love the Goren. He was IMO the whole show. I am very apprehensive about Goldblum, hope he does not try to imitate the Goren.
 

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I don't know how many are aware of this, but Vincent D'Onofrio played an interesting part in a movie a while back. The movie was Men in Black. His part was one of the alien bugs. He was great, and not that much different in mannerisms from Goren. :lol:
 

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I don't know how many are aware of this, but Vincent D'Onofrio played an interesting part in a movie a while back. The movie was Men in Black. His part was one of the alien bugs. He was great, and not that much different in mannerisms from Goren. :lol:
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Yeah, caught that. We're D'Onofrio fans since Full Metal Jacket. Try not to miss anything he's in. He's doing two movies this year, The Narrows playing the father in a "compelling coming-of-age story combines suspense, murder and loyalty" and Staten Island which one reviewer noted "Vincent D'Onofrio and Seymour Cassel were outstanding in their roles as gangster and cohort/victim."
 

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I think Goldblum will be excellent. His specialty is a very naturalistic acting style, in the mode of Jimmy Stewart. I think he will complement Goren's quirkiness very well.

I, for one, thought Noth was a mistake. He lost most of the anger that was Logan in the old series but kept the cynicism. OK, and maybe that is a properly aged Mike Logan, but I don't think it was an effective characterization. And every time he had to know something from left field, which is almost a running joke with Goren, it always felt contrived. "Oh, I learned that because Dad used to take me to airports" was one I remember. Oh, really? Mike Logan would have gone to ballparks or maybe a strip club when he was only 12, not airports.
 

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Does D'Onofrio have a speech disorder, or is that part of his act?
I'd say part of his act, but he does use certain speech patterns effectively. He's a serious actor with a method. He became a full member of the American Stanislavsky Theatre in 1984 which puts him into the psychological acting camp. To give you an idea of this acting orientation, here's about Stanislavsky from Wikipedia:
Stanislavski's work was as important to the development of socialist realism in the USSR as it was to that of psychological realism in the United States. Many actors routinely identify his 'system' with the American Method, although the latter's exclusively psychological techniques contrast sharply with Stanislavski's multivariant, holistic and psychophysical approach, which explores character and action both from the 'inside out' and the 'outside in'. Stanislavski's work draws on a wide range of influences and ideas, including his study of the modernist and avant-garde developments of his time (naturalism, symbolism and Meyerhold's constructivism), Russian formalism, Yoga, Pavlovian behaviourist psychology, James-Lange (via Ribot) psychophysiology and the aesthetics of Pushkin, Gogol, and Tolstoy. He described his approach as 'spiritual Realism'.
Yeah. Whatever that all means, I think that training shows up in his acting.:confused:
 

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mike1977 said:
Has anyone else wondered why USA Network hasn't been renamed "The Law & Order Channel"? ROFL
Because I think TNT still claims that "honor".....:hurah:
 

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Too bad Jerry Orbach didn't live.. I think the L&O episodes with him and Green were the best of all.
 

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Here here. Hate the Noth. Love the Goren. He was IMO the whole show. I am very apprehensive about Goldblum, hope he does not try to imitate the Goren.
I automatically delete every other L&O CI because I know it will have Noth. Can't stand the guy, never will.

Not to mention that spider monkey who is Logan's partner... She freaks me out more than any horror movie ever has.
 
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