Law & Order UK: Season 1
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If you know Law & Order, little in this series will really break new ground. What's new is the particular range inherent to British law culture and acting. The performers bring a wide-eyed energy that would look weird in an American police procedural. Yet for this ensemble playing these stories, it's just right. And what a great ensemble too, unifying the best in sci-fi, comedy, and theatre, in a realistic, straight-laced, camera-friendly production.
And how about them wigs on the lawyers? The conventions of British crown justice may take many Americans by surprise. They still wear formal robes, place far less trust in circumstantial evidence, and if anything are even harsher on witnesses than American lawyers would even dream. It's still based on the same system of common law, but in some ways, it's a whole different world.
One word of warning to Americans: unlike the BBC, which limits itself to pretty conventional accents, this ITV production uses the full range of accents you'll encounter in London today. This can make listening to dialog pretty taxing if you're unaccustomed to the phonological structure. Even this Anglophile had to rely on the subtitles to find my way through the working-class accents. Consider yourself warned.
As of this writing, the producers of this series make it available at only one U.S.Read more ›
All involved are to be congratulated on making this series uniquely its own. For the seasoned Law and Order fan, there are most certainly similarities, but, the characterizations are fresh and totally different from their US counterparts. I anxiously await the availability of subsequent seasons on DVD!!!
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The plots are new and are much more like Law and Order SUV plots than the original Law and Order. Great cast and interesting to see how UK laws can be different from US laws.Published 1 month ago by Glen L. Gertz
Great show. My only regret is that other than season 1 and 2, the show is not available in US format.Published 3 months ago by Bob G
Always love Law & Order series. The UK versions are so good. When is season 3? Hope there is!Published 8 months ago by viv l.
Love the UK version. I wish they would have all the seasons on DVD.Published 10 months ago by apples
Received as described and delivered promptly. I love this show! Exactly like the US version, with some episodes recast with British flair. Very atmospheric and well done.Published 13 months ago by Shari Pfister
My God, these folks actually speak English! I only speak English in American! Actually I enjoy the characters and seeing the different ways Brits see things, but I am a little... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Editorwebb
did not have enough drama for me it was too lame. for I like action and this did not give it in its show. for its ok but I had to watch to first season. that is allPublished 16 months ago by gary rinard
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