Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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This third Law and Order series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.


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Creators:

Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf

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19 April 2003 | koijamas
Unrealistic, but amazing, series!
Did you ever notice that Det. Robert Goren(Vincent D'Onofrio) uses the most unconventional methods available? In reality, barely any of the cases given and solved by the two perfectly competent, zealous detectives, would be won in court. As in every Law & Order series, aside from Crime & Punishment, which was taken directly from real life courtrooms, those being interrogated seem to forget about their right to a lawyer (or they're completely oblivious to their legal advice). Although it's fun to play detective along with the television, as you're supposed to in this particular series, it all seems so crazy compared to the actual process. In contrast to my previous comments, I love the show. It's fiction and I accept it as that. The two, main characters, being Erbe's Det. Eames and D'Onofrio's Det. Goren, are fun and witty. The writers somehow manage to create ongoing subplots, especially involving Goren's familial life. As in other crime dramas, it keeps you thinking but always has that twist that makes you slap your forehead at the end. It has its ups and downs, but I believe it to be a great addition to Dick Wolf's franchise.

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Trivia

The character of Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) is based on the popular fictional character of Sherlock Holmes, but instead of relying upon physical evidence like Holmes, Goren focuses on psychology to identify the perpetrators, whom he often draws into confessing or yielding condemning evidence. Goren also works with a John Watson like partner in Detective Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and works for Inspector Lestrade type commanding officers Captain James Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) and Captain Danny Ross (Eric Bogosian) The character of Nicole Wallace (Olivia d'Abo) is a direct attempt to play on the part of Sherlock Holmes' female antagonist Irene Adler, also known as "The Woman". Wallace is employed as a "Professor of Literature" during her first appearance, which could be a parallel to Holmes' nemesis Professor Moriarty.

See also:

  • Dr. Gil Grissom and D.B. Russell both from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).
  • Adrian Monk from Monk (2002).
  • Shawn Spencer from Psych (2006).
  • Patrick Jane from The Mentalist (2008).
All crime solvers based on the famous fictional character Sherlock Holmes, there's also Medical Doctor Gregory House from House (2004), who diagnoses medical diseases using Holme's investigative techniques.


Quotes

Detective Alexandra Eames: We have that Ukrainian politician to thank for that.


Goofs

Several of the cases shown would clearly be under the purview of the NY State Police or even the FBI. Major Case would be limited to cases which were committed inside the city of New York.


Alternate Versions

The version of the show shown in the UK on Channel Five has a completely different version of the opening credits with different music.


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There's Only Me
(Instrumental)
Written by
Rob Dougan

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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