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Whats the difference between Law and Order and Law and Order Criminal Intent?w?

Asked by fortris (680points) April 28th, 2008 from iPhone

They seem like they both involve murder. Joke answers will be flagged (exp. “Criminal Intent”)

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cheebdragon's avatar

in the criminal intent they spend most of the time figuring out the case and almost 0 time a court room, usually they have difficult to solve cases (the last person anyone would suspect, kinda thing). I might be wrong, its just what I have noticed

osakarob's avatar

The IMDB claims this is the charge behind Law & Order : “The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.”

Meanwhile, they note about Criminal Intent: “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”.

I seem to remember that when CI debuted, they promoted it more as “from the criminal’s point of view” and I wonder if that may have changed a bit over the show’s long run.

“Every crime has a history, and every perpetrator has a story. Some of them are presented here, as personal tensions develop, crimes are plotted and ultimately executed, sometimes planned, sometimes not, sometimes by obvious candidates, sometimes not so obvious. Whomever the perpetrator or the victim, however, depending on the severity of the crime, in New York City the matter could be handled by detectives of the Major Case Squad, a force of brilliant and skilled first-grade detectives who handle the most serious and the most complex crimes that New York has to offer. ”

Personally, I think that IMDB might be over the top in describing a show that has been at times extremely uneven and confusing in the execution of plotlines.

loser's avatar

different actors

proXXi's avatar

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