Monday, June 30, 2008


Chris Noth is leaving Law & Order. No big deal, right? Sure...unless you read further into the story and discover who is replacing him.

That's right - it's Jeff Goldblum. We live in a golden age my friends. We will someday talk to our grandkids, or just random kids at the playground, about Ten Speed & Brownshoe, The Big Chill, The Fly, every appearance on Conan. We live in the Goldblum era.

But Law & Order?

It feels a little like The Bus has joined a really bad football team. Isn't he better than this?

Does my affinity for J.G. mean I have to start watching this show?

It's quite a conflict. It'd be like a hall of fame football player appearing on a dance show.


Like The Rolling Stones or the Beatles releasing their songs for car commercials.

It'd be like a politician going bowling in a small town to show them that they're just like the little people.

It just doesn't add up.

I'm just not sure what to do...


  1. This is the big news of the day! Even the Broadway world is covering it. I've already been to several sites this morning where "Goldblum replaces Noth" is what they are talking about. Maybe NYC starts getting aliens, large bugs, and dinosaurs. And if that's the case, you know there is no one else to call.

  2. Well, please feel free to not watch LOCI.

    I will certainly continue to do so and to welcome Jeff Goldblum to the fold. Perhaps he knows something you don't know? Like the show really is good and has an excellent pedigree with terrific writers and top notch cast.

    Hope you learn to appreciate it and at least give Jeff's first appearance a look see - if it isn't beneath you to watch. ;)

  3. i particularly like JG in "The Right Stuff"...

    it was a bit part but he played the snot out of it!