LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES “Benedict Canyon” Review

Law & Order: LA

LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES “Benedict Canyon” Season 1 Episode 12 – Really Khloe Kardashian? Really? LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES brought Kardashian in as a guest star in this week’s episode “Benedict Canyon”, and well… she fell flat.

I’m not a fan of Khloe Kardashian – nope, let me rephrase – I’m indifference to Khloe Kardashian, so this isn’t even a “I hate reality TV stars” sort of thing. This is a “I feel Law & Order: LA was grasping for a way to get ratings and failed” sort of thing.

“Benedict Canyon started out with the true Law & Order feeling – TJ and Morales actually had to use detective work to figure out the case, which was based on the murder of real life Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. But it slowly trailed off into an episode that I had to struggle to pay attention to.

Before the (long) hiatus, TJ was consistently a breath of fresh air in this normally stale show, but for some reason, I just wasn’t feeling it from him today. I’m not sure if it has to do with TJ and Morales still working out their dynamic together, or something else entirely. I can’t put my finger on it, but this week did not include the TJ I knew and loved.

I feel that Law & Order: LA is trying desperately to be like the other series of the franchise, but isn’t quite pulling it off. Since this is only episode 12, maybe things will pick up, but I feel that that has been my mantra for Law & Order: LA since the beginning. If they haven’t figured out a way to make Los Angeles as interesting as New York yet, maybe I just need to accept the fact that they won’t. Ever.

I think it’s the nitty gritty look of New York that made the Law & Order scene work. Los Angeles just seems like the detectives (and prosecutors) are too polished and maybe (maybe?) a little self absorbed for the Law & Order franchise.

What did you think of “Benedict Canyon”? Do you think Law & Order: Los Angeles is on the way out? Or can it be saved? Let me know in the comments below!

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