As much as I have loved this show, and can endlessly watch the reruns, I find the current cast to be be very lackluster, perhaps because the characters they play seem to lack definite personalities.
Over the years I have particularly enjoyed:
S. Epatha Merkerson
And these two grew on me as time went on...
And, in his short stint, I really liked
One of the biggest disappointments, for me, was Diane Wiest as the interim D.A., mainly because they gave this very fine actress so little to do with her role. Seeing her in In Treatment
, where she really shone, reminded me how they wasted her in L&O. But Steven Hill, like Jerry Orbach, was a tough act to follow.