Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. For those Americans who have fallen through some wormhole and have never seen "Law & Order," the British version is as good a place to start as any--Walsh, Bamber and Agyeman in particular deliver fine performances. And those put off by the new "Law & Order: Los Angeles" or just jonesing for the good old days, will no doubt find a trip to London positively...brilliant.
  2. UK remakes the script in its own, veddy British image and comes up with a vibrant, layered, insightful look at how the system breaks down no matter what the metropolis.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    The writing is as crisp as Brooks' perfect raincoat, and the partners share a father-son chemistry unseen elsewhere in the franchise, and anyone exhibiting the faintest traces of Anglophilia will delight to see the crown prosecutor and the defense counsel talking trash in the changing room while donning and doffing their barristers' wigs.
  4. Accents (and a few updates) aside, this is one exported L&O that plays as if it never left.
  5. 60
    To viewers new to the franchise, L&O: UK might prove a fine introduction. For dedicated watchers of the original, it might function as a kind of recap of the "best of" episodes from the series' entire life. But for the truly addicted, it will always be a paler, politer, well-bred echo of the Real Thing, better left on the side of the Atlantic where it originated.
  6. Aside from a few head-scratcher terms (GBH = "grievous bodily harm"), lawyers and judges wearing white wigs while in court (the judge in the premiere looks like she's got a poodle on her head) and occasionally impenetrable accents, Law & Order: UK should be remarkably familiar to fans of the original series.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    90
    This is classic Law & Order through and through, where only the wigs worn in court and the accents are significantly different. The London environs evoke the urban New York feel, and the cast here is top-notch, refreshingly reintroducing us to the notion of a lead detective who's been around the block a few times.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2010
    9
    I have been watching the reruns of series one for many months now and am looking forward to the next season. Being Canadian, I enjoy the BritI have been watching the reruns of series one for many months now and am looking forward to the next season. Being Canadian, I enjoy the Brit legal system and the way the solicitors are allowed much more leeway in their courts. I also see and enjoy the way inter-racial relationships are represented in this series as they are in my country. I much prefer this series to any of the counterparts on this side of the Atlantic. Full Review »
  2. Jan 1, 2011
    8
    Finally a L and O I really enjoy, maybe it's just the accents but this series is so much more believable than the US versions - all of whichFinally a L and O I really enjoy, maybe it's just the accents but this series is so much more believable than the US versions - all of which I've given up watching. Almost didn't give this one a try but as it's the Brits and the excellent BBC America, I did and am bloody glad I tuned n. Full Review »
  3. Nov 26, 2014
    10
    Good show adapted from the original USA Law & Order. It appears that BBC America no longer airs this show. Too bad as it was good while itGood show adapted from the original USA Law & Order. It appears that BBC America no longer airs this show. Too bad as it was good while it was on TV. Full Review »