Sunday, March 05, 2006

A .5 Second Review Of The New Dick Wolf Show, 'Conviction'

Conviction = Grey's Anatomy of a Murder

This has been your .5 Second Review of the new Dick Wolf show, "Conviction."

Thank you.

Editor's Note: Were this review any longer than .5 seconds, it might have addressed my questions about how ADA Alexandra Cabot, whom we last saw bleeding to her fake death on a New York City street in L&O: SVU can have returned safely to work and to life. We also would have mentioned that you might remember actor Anson Mount from such films as Britney Spears's film debut, Crossroads.

And the circle is complete in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . : Anson Mount stared in Britney Spears's film debut, Crossroads, which was written by Shonda Rhimes, who created Grey's Anatomy. Wooo, spooky.

5 comments:

SteveK said...

Cheryl tivo'd it. I happened to watch it. It sucked. .3 seconds.

Bethany said...

And for those of you who missed it:

Grey's Anatomy = ER circa 1997, but with better hair

Ben Ackerman said...

She didn't really get shot in SVU. It was a setup to put her in the witness relocation program.

...and I really feel lame for knowing that :)

cd said...

i thought she was really shot, she just didn't really die and they seized the opportunity to secret her away while she was already believed dead.

i mean, wouldn't the guys who were going to shoot her know they didn't actually shoot her and that she was likely still alive?

i saw that episode and i thought she really was shot.

more to the point is: so how'd they get her back alive and to work. wouldn't it have been big front-page news? did they put the guy away who called in the hit? i'm thinking at least a one line explanation is in order if this is meant to be after that incident in the chronology of the "brand" as it were.

and why didn't she get a bit more emotional about the DA in Conviction taking one for the team?

i feel even lamer for not dropping this point. ;)

ben said...

I didnt actually see conviction so i dont know anything about the DA taking one, but as for the old Law and Order stuff... I could swear that the day after they shot her, they smuggled her back into the SVU office to tell them that she was safe and the whole thing was a setup.

Also, I didn't see it, but I think she came back a year or so ago and testified against the people who she was hiding from...so maybe not as many loose threads as you thought? Now we can return to concentrating on really important things- you know, like whether or not Sam Seaborn is going to replace Leo McGarry on the Santos ticket. I hear he's back for the final two episodes!!!