'Law & Order: Los Angeles': Ripped from (last year's) headlines
See if you can guess the real-life basis for Wednesday's "Law & Order: Los Angeles" based on the first bits of narration from the preview clip above:
"A sports icon ... a host of mistresses ... and a domestic disturbance." Does the NBC voiceover guy even need to add the smarmy, "Oh yeah -- we're goin' there"?
"LOLA's" take on the Tiger Woods scandal is a little bit behind the franchise's usual ripped-from-the-headlines turnaround time. To be fair, though, it's a story that wouldn't fit as well in the old New York setting, because really, how many pro golfers live in Manhattan?
The Woods-ian figure in the episode, "Playa Vista," is a golfer named Chip Jarrow (played by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum Marc Blucas). And since it's "Law & Order," there has to be murder -- which in this case involves a female pro ( Maggie Contreras) who turns up dead.
What do you think of the preview? Has the story lost its juice, or is it still sordid enough to work for "LOLA"?