Last week, it was reported that over half of the prime-time programming for all the major networks that week consisted of Law&Order and CSI episodes in their various incarnations. Let me repeat that: Over half of the prime-time programming consisted of Law & Order and CSI episodes. That's a lot of eggs in them there baskets. And that's not even counting syndication on other channels.
And yet, that wasn't too much Law & Order for me.
I've been a fan of Law & Order since I discovered it way back in its second year. In fact, it has consistently been one of my favourite shows ever since I first saw it. My favourite of the L&O series is the original "two separate yet equally important groups" version, but I do find the SVU spin-off to be a close second. I'm not a fan of the other spin-off, 'Criminal Intent', basically because of the 'brilliance' of the character played by, I believe, Vincent D'Onofrio.
I don't have anything against CSI. From the few times I watched it, it seems to be a good show. It's simply that I haven't allowed myself to become a fan of it.
I guess it's a testament to the popularity of these series that network executives will run them so often through a week. But, come on. Over half. That's a little pathetic.