Mykelti Williamson says John Oliver‘s dissection of ‘Legislation & Order’ as pro-cop propaganda is simply too severe for his personal good — ‘trigger on the finish of the day … it is showbiz, child.
We bought the veteran actor — who not too long ago had a starring position on “Legislation & Order: Organized Crime” — responding to JO’s anti-Dick Wolf rant whereas he was leaving LAX … and his response to John’s very severe critique of the long-running franchise is a touch of actual discuss.
The reality, in accordance with Mykelti, is that DW — the creator of ‘Legislation & Order’ — is a category act … particularly in terms of telling genuine tales about POC, so there’s that.
On the problem of ‘L&O’ depicting police in too rosy a lightweight, Mykelti is sorta giving an eye fixed roll right here — first noting the present has tried to sort out real-world points inside their plots (which is true) and secondly … rightly stating ‘L&O’ is nice old style leisure.
As he explains to our photog, the reality is ugly and sophisticated — with folks already getting their fill of actuality of their day-to-day lives … and seeking to TV for some escapism.
He additionally suggests that folks aren’t tuning into ‘Legislation & Order’ for advantage signaling … they simply need a tight 43 minutes of a cop chasing down a nasty man and cracking the case — a method John thinks has been rinsed and repeated for a lot too lengthy, unrealistically.
However, Mykelti — who, BTW, can be doing large issues exterior of TV along with his Warrior Restoration Program for vets/first responders — thinks this debate’s extra easy than John’s making it.
Both benefit from the present, or change the channel.