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6 05, 2011

Law & Order: Los Angeles Recap

By | May 6th, 2011|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is discussing episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles right here at Luxury Reading!

Written by Meg M.

In this week’s Law & Order: Los Angeles, DDA Dekker finds himself at odds with DA Hardin when Hardin is determined to prosecute by any means necessary at the sacrifice of an innocent woman.

Detectives Jaruszalski and Morales are called to the scene when a bank is robbed. The perpetrator claimed he had the teller’s son, but a nearby photo lab reveals that the picture is a fake and the employee’s son is safe at school.

Using video from the area, the detectives determine that repeat offender Stanley Vaughn was behind the robbery. When they enter his home, they are shocked when a bomb explodes in his back yard,

26 04, 2011

Law & Order: Los Angeles Recap

By | April 26th, 2011|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is discussing episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles right here at Luxury Reading!

Written by Meg M.

In this week’s episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles, a young woman is gunned down in her vehicle by a man on a bike.

The victim is discovered to be a woman named Lily, a successful stylist to the stars. Detectives Morales and Jaruszalski immediately suspect her husband, who is believed to have had an affair. But the detectives soon discover that Lily’s former friend, a designer named Jill Jennings, may have had something against Lily. Jill had an affair with Lily’s husband, and though Lily ended up forgiving and going back to her husband, she “blackballed” Jill around town, urging stars not to work with her.

Fingerprints on the victim’s car

5 04, 2011

Law & Order: Los Angeles is Back

By | April 5th, 2011|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

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by Meg Massey

Law and Order: Los Angeles is back with a dramatic storyline that will change the course of the young series.

Skeet Ulrich will be leaving the show when his character, Detective Winters, is killed. Taking his place will be ADA Ricardo Morales, who returns to his roots as a detective. Terrance Howard will remain on the series as District Attorney Jonah Dekker.

What will happen in the aftermath of Winters’ death? How will Morales return to his role as a detective? Find out by tuning in to NBC on Monday, April 11th at 9 pm ET for the premiere of the revamped series.

What are your thoughts? Will you watch the new version of the series, or have the changes made you lose interest?

12 02, 2011

The Return of Law & Order: Los Angeles Delayed

By | February 12th, 2011|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is discussing episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles right here at Luxury Reading!

Written by Meg M.

Wondering when Law & Order: Los Angeles will return from hiatus? Well, so are we!

NBC originally announced that the show would be returning to the air on Tuesdays at 10 pm, starting in February. But now we’ve come to find out that some cast changes have delayed this return.

Creator Dick Wolf announced that Skeet Ulrich, who plays Detective Rex Winters, will be leaving the show after the 14th episode. So what will this new series do without one of its lead detectives?

We will discover that deputy district attorney Ricardo Morales, who is portrayed by Alfred Molina, served for fifteen years at the

4 12, 2010

Law & Order: Los Angeles Recap

By | December 4th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is discussing episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles right here at Luxury Reading!

Written by Meg M.

Tiger Woods’ sex scandal surely provided inspiration for Law & Order: Los Angeles’ writers when they penned Wednesday night’s episode, “Playa Vista,” in which pro golfer Chip Jarrow is revealed to be cheating on his wife with numerous women.

The story begins when a female golfer Kristin Halstead is found dead, and LA’s finest detectives must put together the pieces that led to her demise.

Cell phone records lead the detectives to a young woman who claims to have been involved romantically with Kristin. But when the detectives learn that this mysterious young woman moonlights as a would-be call girl, they also learn that she

20 11, 2010

Law & Order Los Angeles Recap

By | November 20th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is discussing episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles right here at Luxury Reading!

Written by Meg M.

Detectives Winters and Jaruzalski unknowingly stumble upon a twenty-year-old case in Wednesday’s episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles.

When a city worker is stabbed multiple times and left to die, the detectives discover a pattern that started twenty years ago, when a young woman was raped and stabbed in an alley. This led to the brutal murder of several other women, all of whom had ties to local prostitution and drug rings. Outraged that police failed to alert the public of these murders, the detectives are determined to solve the murders of their newest victim, as well as those who were killed in the past.

After gathering evidence, the police discover that

13 11, 2010

Law & Order: Los Angeles Recap

By | November 13th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is switching gears to discuss the new Law & Order: Los Angeles! To see her review of the previous episode, search for “Law & Order” in the search box in the top right corner.

Written by Meg M.

Wednesday night’s Law & Order: Los Angeles found Detectives Winters and Jaruszalski investigating the murder of young Freddy Ramirez, an oil rig worker whose body is found in the water after a drunken night with his co-workers. Before they know it, Valerie, the only woman working on the oil rig, becomes a prime suspect, as blood evidence is found, and it is discovered that her boyfriend helped her dispose of Freddy’s body.

Once in the courtroom, Valerie spins a tale of sexual harassment, claiming that she was the constant victim of her

10 11, 2010

Law & Order: Los Angeles Recap

By | November 10th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, is switching gears to discuss the new Law & Order: Los Angeles!

Written by Meg M.

Wednesday’s Law & Order: Los Angeles found Detective Winters and Jaruszalski investigating the hit and run of restaurant hostess Rebecca Townley.

When Rebecca is hit by a car and left for dead in the alley behind the restaurant where she works, Winters and Jaruszalski are left to put together the missing pieces, as the young hostess is in a coma. When the detectives discover that she was pregnant, and lost the baby as the result of the attack, they realize they’ve got a homicide on their hands.

When digging into her past, a doctor’s prescription leads them to the home of Adam and Carolyn Yarborough. After questioning the husband and wife, and

30 10, 2010

Review: Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook DVD

By | October 30th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment, Gift Ideas, Non-Book Gifts for the Book Lover|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

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Reviewed by F. Scott

No mention at all of Ella, or Billie, or Sarah, or Dinah, or Dean, or Bobby, or even Anita O’Day! And only a passing reference to Louis. What? Whose American songbook is this? Check the title, my friend, Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook (DVD) is just that, Michael’s (MF), and he will do most of the singing and playing, thank you.

The three episodes on this DVD have appeared on PBS and make up the first half of the presentation. My copy also includes a two-hour bonus disk containing the full archival performances from the 1940s and 1950s (we see snippets of them in the episodes) for about 80 minutes and then MF’s own stage performances for the rest.

The star of this DVD on stage and off, MF is absolutely obsessed with this music—what are called standards. These

20 10, 2010

The Event Recap

By | October 20th, 2010|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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Meg M., our resident TV show reviewer, will be discussing The Event episodes right here at Luxury Reading each week. Enter “The Event Recap” in the search field in the top right corner to see previous discussions!

Written by Meg M.

Monday’s The Event began with increased, strange symptoms for the passengers of the flight that transported to Arizona, a reminder that Thomas intends to deliver on his promise to kill more people if the president does not release the detainees, including Sophia.

While the president does not want to see more people harmed, he also does not want to release the detainees into the free world without fully understanding their motivations and purpose for being on earth. Finally deciding to play hard ball, he threatens Thomas, claiming that if he does not receive an antidote for the passengers, he