Law & Order: LA: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Critic Consensus: Law & Order: Los Angeles brings its tried and true formula to the West Coast, and while it's unlikely to draw new viewers, this spinoff should please fans of the original.


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Air date: Sep 29, 2010
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Air date: Dec 1, 2010
Air date: Apr 11, 2011
Air date: Apr 11, 2011
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Dick Wolf's franchise takes to the streets of Los Angeles in this crime drama focusing on the investigations of LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division and the prosecution by the L.A. County District Attorney's office. Among the cases: the death of a successful Hollywood stylist, and a deadly home invasion that puts detectives on the trail of a serial rapist.

Critic Reviews for Law & Order: LA Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

Such ambitions help to excuse courtroom scenes so ridiculous that they force millions of viewers to annoy the tens of millions of neighbors who can hear them blurting "objection" at the screen.

Sep 29, 2010 | Full Review…
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Think of Law & Order: Los Angeles as the final frantic thrashing and splashing of a drowning man. NBC's trademark cops-and-courts franchise is going under, and there's no life preserver in sight.

Sep 29, 2010 | Full Review…

Like anyone who switches coasts, LOLA may need a little time to settle in.

Sep 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's literally warmed-over Law & Order, but that doesn't mean it's unappealing.

Sep 29, 2010 | Full Review…

LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.

Sep 29, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

You don't get to the age of 20 in prime time by being a dummy, and there are few shrewder prime-time players than Dick Wolf, the guy who created the Law & Order franchise.

Sep 29, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the cast and setting are both first-rate, it looks like there's going to be a bit of a learning curve as the showrunners learn to employ both to their fullest potential.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It provides a sense of satisfaction and comfort that the series will end the same way it was introduced to the audience.

Jun 7, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Consider version 2.0 of Law & Order: Los Angeles a step in the right direction with some room left for improvement.

Apr 11, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is well written, but it lacks some of the grittiiness that fans have come to expect from the franchise.

Sep 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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