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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 

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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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This is the only New York City-based Law & Order series in which Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy) and Richard Belzer (John Munch) did not appear. See more »

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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. See more »

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Captain James Deakins: We need to go public.
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Follows Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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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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