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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: In the City of Angels the completely unscrupulous live among the rich and famous celebrities. It has been said that in Los Angeles, you can get away with murder if you have enough money and the right legal team. Dick Wolf guides us through the glitz, glamor, and guilt of L.A. from Hollywood to Beverly Hills with Los Angeles Robbery Homicide division. These are their stories... Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    83
    The new detectives seem so young, eager and fresh-faced that you almost think the Hardy Boys are on the case. Molina's Morales has a bit of that nice New York edge; Howard 's Dekker (in next week's episode) is a little stuffier, duller; he'd probably be better suited to "Law & Order: D.C."
  2. 75
    The show doesn't catch fire until next week's "Echo Park" which is an echo of things past--a la Charles Manson's girls and the murder of one who has gotten out of prison. Be sure to catch it. Guest actresses Nancy Youngblut, Bonnie Root and Dale Dickey are so good, they'll renew your faith in the old franchise.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 11, 2011
    75
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
  4. 63
    Skeet Ulrich and Corey Stoll are well-paired as detectives, and Alfred Molina, looking like an irascible owl, adds some harrumping power as deputy DA. [18 Sep 2010, p.40]
  5. 60
    Every case is wrapped up in precisely 42 terse minutes, with no dangling threads to trouble consciences or make syndication sales tough. If you liked any of the other L&Os, you'll probably like this one. If you didn't, well....
  6. After watching the first two episodes it's a little difficult to say what the show will be on a weekly basis because each of the first two episodes plays like the pilot for two different TV series.
  7. LOLA begins so flat, boring and predictable that you have to grudgingly admire Wolf's steadfast commitment to the holiness of the brand, at the expense of any creativity, originality or shock value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    Law & Order SVU is an amazing television show which contains a brilliant cast. The plot schemes always leaves viewers wondering what's going to happen next, and keeps you glued in at all times. Law & Order SVU will wholeheartedly go down in history as one of the best television shows to ever exist. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    8
    Reviewed the pilot earlier and gave it an 8... moving forward with that the show has only improved IMO. The stories are well thought out, there is no consistency to expect with how things turn out (which keeps you on your feet). One episode the detectives will take up 10 mins, the prosecution 30 minutes. The next episode the prosecution might barely get a scene in because of how cut and dry the detectives have made the case. Sometimes it bounces back and forth. Sometimes one side fails and the other doesn't. Sometimes both fail. This variation in how the detectives/prosecutors are involved with each case really helps keep the show fresh. Couple that with well thought out cases to begin with and you get an enjoyable crime show, albeit nothing out of the ordinary. The acting is very Law and Order generic... I don't mean that in a bad way, it just doesn't present anything fresh. Overall I simply don't see why any avid L&O fan couldn't enjoy this show. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2010
    6
    I really enjoy the Law & Orders shows but, the cast in the Los Angels one doesn't seem to mesh too well for me. Skeet Ulrich is good but he seems to be on auto-pilot for much of it with no real emotions. Hopefully as the series progresses it will get much better and will gain the staying power the other Law & Orders have gotten. Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2010
    4
    The main characters are not appealing. The cases are not interesting. The dialogue and drama are recycled and derivative. In short, if you are looking for something to take the place of Law & Order, keep looking. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2010
    3
    Regarding the pilot: Skeet Ulrich is too lightweight for his role and had a hard time getting beyond that. Someone with the gravitas of a Russell Crowe would be a good choice. Shawnee Smith gave a weak performance as the twisted mother. The story was fairly predictable and conventional, which would have been okay with stronger performances. Expand