QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv Monday, April 7 - Ian Cuth­bert­son and Ker­rie Mur­phy

Law & Or­der, 9.35pm, Ten It has been 18 years since Law & Or­der chung- chunged its way into the world, and long- time fans will be pleased to see Jack McCoy ( Sam Water­ston) fi­nally pro­moted to dis­trict at­tor­ney af­ter the ac­tor who played the pre­vi­ous one, Fred Thompson, made an ill- fated bid to be­come the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. There are also two new cast mem­bers, played by Jeremy Sisto and Li­nus Roache. What stays the same is the con­tin­ued fo­cus on high- profile, big- pic­ture cases rather than or­di­nary mur­ders, which makes for en­joy­able view­ing, but it’s not a patch on when the show was in its prime. Enough Rope, 9.35pm, ABC1 Watch out, Den­ton’s about. Yes the lit­tle nip­per is back, nip­ping as only he can, at the heels of our thorni­est is­sues. And if thorny is­sues do in­deed have heels, I’m sure Andrew Den­ton, pic­tured, will be the one to nail them. Tonight’s episode, An­gels and Demons, is some­thing re­ally quite dif­fer­ent for the for­mer Boy Won­der: an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into men­tal ill­ness. Den­ton tells us that he wants to know what it feels like to lose your mind and if, hav­ing lost it, you can find it again. Brave, thought­ful and in­sight­ful television. 30 Rock, 11.30pm, Seven This sit­com is an odd beast, mix­ing the ab­surd, genre- de­fy­ing flour­ishes of Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment with re­al­is­tic char­ac­ters. It works well, pos­si­bly be­cause the world of TV is ab­surd any­way. This episode in­tro­duces re­cur­ring char­ac­ter Devon Banks ( Ar­rested ’ s awe­some Will Ar­nett) as a grav­elly voiced ri­val to ex­ec­u­tive Jack Don­aghy ( Alec Bald­win).

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