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.
Where intellect defies evil.
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Did You Know?
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 more
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
Detective Alexandra Eames
We have that Ukrainian politician to thank for that.
The version of the show shown in the UK on Channel Five has a completely different version of the opening credits with different music. See more
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