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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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Series cast summary:
...  Alexandra Eames 144 episodes, 2001-2011
...  Robert Goren 141 episodes, 2001-2011
...  James Deakins 111 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Ron Carver 111 episodes, 2001-2006
...  Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers 110 episodes, 2001-2011
...  Danny Ross 61 episodes, 2006-2010
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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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Where intellect defies evil. See more »


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30 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Law & Order: CI  »

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Trivia

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 (1971) 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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The detectives often discuss elements of their cases openly in front of people who they have just questioned. This would not occur in real life as they would risk having the person who overheard them potentially contact someone who might be a suspect. See more »

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Detective Robert Goren: Well, she didn't believe in heaven and hell, so how would she know the devil was massaging her neck?
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Referenced in Bunheads: Blank Up, It's Time (2012) See more »

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There's Only Me
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Written by Rob Dougan
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D'Onofrio is a genius.
4 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I originally didn't care much for Criminal Intent, focusing my energy toward Special Victims Unit. I have done this for years and never much thought about it. How wrong I have been. Vincent D'Onofrio has evolved his character to be hard-nosed, yet sensitive,intelligent, pure, tortured, and easily identifiable to the suspects, not to mention, able to solve a crime off the top of his head to a certain extent. His own past with sexual abuse is beautifully understated. Bobby Goren is the heart and soul of the entire series, constantly stunning me with his genius and beautiful crafting, even being a little bit sexy. I think Goren is magical. All the utter brilliance of his work has made me wonder: Why has D'Onofrio not won an Emmy?


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