Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Murder Unscripted" : A Law & Order Spoof

Below is a video short from YouTube, called “Murder Unscripted”, starring some Law & Order franchise and Homicide: Life on The Streets actors (Chris Noth, Kathryn Erbe, Eric Bogosian, Zeljko Ivanek). Someone put it together in support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Being the tough critic I am, I have to warn you that I think the video is only mildly funny. Frankly, with some of the recent less than stellar episodes for some of the L&O franchise shows, I think it already seems like amateurs are writing them. And by the way, I think Eric Bogosian’s acting in “Murder Unscripted” is just about on par with his performances on Criminal Intent, so I guess I didn’t see what was supposed to be funny about him in this clip. (Sarcasm intended.)

Editorial comment: I do understand what the writers are trying to accomplish by their strike. I just hope they don’t cut off their noses to spite their faces by holding out too long or setting their goals too high. Some shows, like the soaps, could be killed, never to return, if the strike goes on too long. And that would put a lot of writers – and a lot of others who support their craft and these shows – out of work too.

Anyway, enjoy the video!

Murder Unscripted

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1 comment:

Nox said...

I thought there were some right funny parts. Huang's "It's obvious. It's a killer." had me rolling. He's nicknamed "Captain Obvious" among some of my people, so that was awesome. I also liked Danvers shouting "Medical Examiner". Logan's "and then a cat scratched her. That could happen right?" and Eames sending Danvers to the craft services table on camera were great too.
Moral of the story...writers are important, mmmkay.
Oh P.S. having the HLOTS and L&O people together is like a dream come true for me. Thanks actor guys!