I set some goals for myself for my 2020 - 2021 work year and one of them is to write more often. I have always been writing, whether in my journal(s), a book I started long ago, or just random notes/thoughts here or there. By holding myself to a goal of publishing here once per week, I hope to start a more consistent writing pattern (just like I have been able to do with my daily walks with my dog Ella.)
This spring/summer I spent a lot of my time watching episodes of one of my favorite television shows of all time, Law and Order, the original. The best writers write about what they know....and I know quite a bit of Law and Order. I watch and/or record episodes whenever they appear on my tv (which is often thanks to ION, Sundance, and WE tv available on my Comcast "dial.") Since I enjoy the show so much, why not take the time to rank the characters?
Disclaimers: This is just my opinion as a long-time fan of the show. Just because someone is lower in the rankings does not mean they were "bad," it just means others did a better job in their roles. Also, I do not have acting experience, but I did direct a few hit high school plays about twenty years ago, no really, I did.
A brief history of the show; Law and Order first appeared on NBC on September 13, 1990 and ran for twenty seasons, with the final episode airing on May 24, 2010. The twenty season run is second only to spin off Law and Order Special Victims Unit for longest-running live-action scripted American primetime series.
I will split the list into two posts, today's post for "The Law" (the police officers) and a future post for "The Order" (the lawyers).