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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Oct 10, 2010
    4
    So far all the episodes are remakes of old NYC episodes. I could predict the next scene. Hopeuly they will become original soon. Are Brits detectives really that reserved and monotone ? They seem like corpses compared to the NYC counterparts. Not that the LA version is much better. I didn't pay enough attention to know, but many BBCA programs have more mixed race couples than USA programs. I don't think that would be acceptable here. Collapse
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.