Lots of us are quoting Alex Eames right now!
For the latest on the campaign to save Goren and Eames from those tight-fisted Network types visit the constantly changing
It's there you'll find links to the
- the latest addresses and contacts
- online petition
- the constant Twitter feed
- the supporting blogs and forums
- the latest on media coverage and more!
Help us save Goren and Eames!
Here is a copy of a letter I sent to one media outlet:
The fans of Law & Order Criminal Intent are ticked.
I am one of those fans. Over the years I have been taken for a great ride - the fabulous evolution of Robert Goren. He began as a precocious puppy and matured through adversity to a dignified mature man, all incarnations brilliantly and subtly portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio. Kathryn Erbe’s Eames is his perfect fit. Yin to his Yang.
I don’t believe their stories are finished and know there is a huge need for intelligent scripting, acting and production. To my delight, Criminal Intent has always filled that role.
USA Network, who treated the show so well when they acquired it, dropped the ball after its first season in their possession.
They postponed Season 8 from fall to winter to spring, losing valuable fan support.
They pushed Jeff Goldblum to the forefront in Season 8 promotions alienating the loyal viewers of many years and then introduced a lighter tone to the series.
They aired Season 8 so badly out of filming order that not even the dedicated viewers could recognize the gradual and beautiful recovery of Robert Goren. Some week’s he had a beard, the next it would be gone, only to return again the next episode. USA did Vincent D’Onofrio a huge disservice here.
And now it appears USA has offered insulting salary reductions to D’Onofrio and Erbe along with Eric Bogosian.
Vincent D’Onofrio built his detective into a TV icon and a template for a plethora of new lighter content shows. He has earned millions for NBC and USA.
USA is now willing to let him go?
Not if the fans can help it. The Criminal Intent fans are working hard to preserve at least one more season of Robert Goren, rather than the feeble single episode we are currently being promised.
Playing off USA’s quest for lighter fare, fans have initiated a Fluff Campaign. Apparently only fluffy Characters are Welcome at USA. So we are sending Fluff. Marshmallow Fluff. By the case.
We are Twittering, Facebooking and Blogging
Postcards are being sent and emails are being written. We are not going down without a fight.
At some point I will mourn the loss of the Goren and Eames characters and celebrate the pleasure they have given me.
When they are gone from Criminal Intent, so am I.
But not just yet…..