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Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama?

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Eighth Year

SVU is stronger than the original show in that it lets you into the lives of the detectives.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Law & Order: The Sixth Year

This set highlights a show that has been often imitated, but never matched.

Andrew Winistorfer
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order

Lynda Carter's villain embodies Cold War momism refitted for the war on terror. The conflagration is inspired.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Although a curly hairdo can't quite erase the shade of Frasier's Lilith from Tracy Kibre, Neuwirth slips authoritatively into the role of a powerful mid-career prosecutor.

Lesley Smith
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Law & Order / Law & Order: Special Victims Unit / Law & Order: Criminal Intent

D'Onofrio plays Goren superbly, as a jittery autodidact so deeply aware of his own psychological fragility that he has simply abandoned any emotional life outside his own insights into the motivations of major criminals.

Lesley Smith
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Law & Order: Crime & Punishment

The strangeness of the trials -- owing in no small part to the strangeness of the defendants -- undercuts the seriousness of the case.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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