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Your favorite Law & Order Franchise detectives.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    There were so many! But I was just wondering what everyone's favorites were.

    Go to this link and there's a list.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_&_Order_(franchise)#Characters_in_the_franchise

    There are so many, but I think this'd be my top five:

    1. Lennie Briscoe. One of my favorite characters on TV period.
    2. Robert Goren (CI) Love his mental instability.
    3. Munch (SVU): He makes me laugh
    4. Zach Nichols (CI) Weird choice, but he really grew on me in his one season.
    5. This one's a toss up. I loved Alex Eames, but I also enjoyed Captain Danny Ross (CI)



    (List however many you like.)
     
  2. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

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    Brisco was definitely my favorite of the franchise, I also liked the combination of Chris Noth and Annabella Sciorra on CI. On SVU I liked Dean Winters but that's probably partially because of his work on Oz.
     
  3. SueAnn

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    Elliot Stabler
     
  4. YCantAngieRead

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    I HATED Chris Noth in this. I don't know why. I like him in other things. But Law and Orders? Ugh.

    I too liked Dean Winters for the exact same reason.

    Stabler is an excellent choice as well. He'd definitely be...probably #6 or 7 for me.
     
  5. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

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    I liked the classic Briscoe & Logan lineup.
     
  6. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

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    This. So this!!!! (I liked the actor way before he was Elliot though - he was in a TV movie with Valerie Bertinelli called In A Child's Name way back in 1991 and of course, Runaway Bride in 1999.)
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If I'd ever watched it, I'm sure it would have been a tie between Belzer and Farina.
     
  8. TonyTheTiger

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    The late, great Lennie Brisco couldn't be beat and I loved the dynamic between Elliot and Olivia.

    The worst? For me, by far, it was Vince D'onofrio. Because of him, I could never watch CI!
     
  9. loubob57

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    As I said in the Dennis Farina RIP thread, I loved it when Det Joe Fontana was trying to get some receptionist to give up a client list or something and they were being hesitant, he would just say "It's okay, we're authorized." And it always worked. ;)
     
  10. YCantAngieRead

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    I love Stabler, but a tiny part of me can't unsee some of the things he did in Oz. :eek:

    Eta: he was still magnificent in that show though.
     
  11. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Lenny Briscoe, first and foremost and forever.

    Then Kate Beckett. Whaddya mean, she's not in Law & Order? OK, a toss-up between Mac Taylor and Danny Regan. Whaddya mean, they're not in Law & Order, either? Andy Sipowicz? Diane Russell? Not them, either?

    Sheesh.

    :D
     
  12. bruab

    bruab Shmegistrd Schmoozer

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    Goren all the way. He's weird, he's brilliant, but he's not quite as smart as he thinks he is. And I enjoy watching his face as he puzzles something out when he's wrong.
     
  13. TiVo'Brien

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    Lennie!!!

    Great character and he always had the snappy comebacks a detective who's seen it all should have. :up:

    A sampling:

    I miss Jerry Orbach. :(
     
  14. YCantAngieRead

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    BradJW Well-Known Member

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    I liked them all. Lennie was the best and I think Lennie & Benjamin Bratt were my favorite pairings, but I liked them all.
     
  16. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Brisco and Stabler. I'm also a fan of Dennis Farina's (RIP) brief character, Joe Fontana.
     
  17. newsposter

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    munch. i yell his name even when he's not in an ep.he needs to be in every ep!
     
  18. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    Lenny Brisco was the quintessential NYPD detective.

    Robert Goren is my second favorite because of his problem solving skills.
     
  19. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

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    Same

    I liked Lupo and Green a lot too.
     
  20. Honora

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    :up:

    I came out of work one day and found they were filming near my office. I got to see Jerry Orbach get into a cabbie's face. When it was over somebody yelled, "Get 'em Lenny" and we all applauded.

    It had to have been in 1992-93, because Logan & Cragen were there.
     

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