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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 

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

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This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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The show's format was partially inspired by Columbo (1971), starring Peter Falk. Both started out with the crime being seen from the criminal's point of view, and with them confident that they can get away with it. However, they then get outsmarted by a brilliant detective. The shows differ, in that "Columbo" usually showed the full crime in the beginning, while in this show, the viewer is only shown enough to be a few steps ahead of the detectives in knowing what happened. Goren and Columbo also have very different styles in analyzing the crime, and the suspects. See more »

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Alexandra Eames routinely wears her hair long and high heel boots. Neither would worn by a female police officer working the streets as they could allow them to become injured by a suspect or during a foot chase. See more »

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Detective Alexandra Eames: Sex fiend and a bully, politics is a perfect place for him.
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Not the "Law & order" I loved to watch.
25 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

After a while, I finally got annoyed with "Criminal Intent". The main character, Detective Robert Goren, is all-wise, all-knowing, can give a psychiatric diagnosis in an instant, finds clues right away, regularly breaks suspects when there is no evidence available, etc. All this with his "stuttering" approach that just looks like bad acting.

You can make one or two episodes as described above, but you just can't make all of them that way. Makes me feel I'm watching the same episode all over again.

The original Law & Order, and even SVU series always gave me impression of real events being behind the episodes. Not CI series. Stopped watching it.


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