Law And Order (Season 2) DVD Review

By: Britt Gillette

Nominated for 52 Emmys since its 1990 premiere, including 11 for Outstanding Drama Series, Law & Order is one of the most popular television shows in modern day history. With an additional 4 Golden Globe nominations for Best TV Series (Drama), Law & Order is more than a TV show, it's a lucrative franchise for host network NBC, spawning popular spin-offs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and (the now cancelled) Law & Order: Trial By Jury (2005). Filmed on location in New York City, the show is the brainchild of creator Dick Wolf, a longtime writer for successful TV series such as Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice. With sixteen successful seasons already on the books, and more on the way, Law & Order remains one of the best drama series available on any network…

Law & Order centers around the New York City criminal justice system, where "the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups - the police who investigate crime, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders". The first half of each one-hour episode is dedicated to the initial revelation of a crime and the police investigation that subsequently takes place. This usually involves interviewing witnesses, following leads, testing evidence, and/or hammering out a confession. Once sufficient evidence has been gathered to charge a suspect, the remainder of the show revolves around the district attorney's office and their attempts to prosecute the offenders. Oftentimes, the audience will be witness to unexpected plot twists, unorthodox media-driven cases, or last minute, Perry Mason-like confessions or brokered deals. Given its long TV run, the cast of Law & Order has frequently changed over the years - with only a handful of characters experiencing lengthy runs, characters such as Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), and EADA John "Jack" McCoy (Sam Waterston)…

The Law & Order (Season 2) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "Confession" in which Det. Logan goes too far in interrogating the man suspected of Max Greevey's murder. En route to obtaining a confession, Logan endangers the prosecution's case… Other notable episodes from Season 2 include "Misconception" in which the mugging of a pregnant woman leads to murder charges when she loses the baby, and "Vengeance" in which the parents of a murder victim attempt to overturn the conviction of her killer so that he can face charges in another state where the death penalty is still enforced…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Law & Order (Season 2) DVD:

Episode 23 (Confession) Air Date: 09-17-1991
Episode 24 (The Wages of Love) Air Date: 09-24-1991
Episode 25 (Aria) Air Date: 10-01-1991
Episode 26 (Asylum) Air Date: 10-08-1991
Episode 27 (God Bless the Child) Air Date: 10-22-1991
Episode 28 (Misconception) Air Date: 10-29-1991
Episode 29 (In Memory Of) Air Date: 11-05-1991
Episode 30 (Out of Control) Air Date: 11-12-1991
Episode 31 (Renunciation) Air Date: 11-19-1991
Episode 32 (Heaven) Air Date: 11-26-1991
Episode 33 (His Hour Upon the Stage) Air Date: 12-10-1991
Episode 34 (Star Struck) Air Date: 01-07-1992
Episode 35 (Severance) Air Date: 01-14-1992
Episode 36 (Blood is Thicker…) Air Date: 02-04-1992
Episode 37 (Trust) Air Date: 02-11-1992
Episode 38 (Vengeance) Air Date: 02-18-1992
Episode 39 (Sisters of Mercy) Air Date: 03-03-1992
Episode 40 (Cradle to Grave) Air Date: 03-31-1992
Episode 41 (The Fertile Fields) Air Date: 04-07-1992
Episode 42 (Intolerance) Air Date: 04-14-1992
Episode 43 (Silence) Air Date: 04-28-1992
Episode 44 (The Working Stiff) Air Date: 05-14-1992

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