Law & Order: UK Premiere BBC America 2010 – “Law & Order” ended last season, but that doesn’t mean that you will not be able to see more “Law & Order” action throughout this TV season. The Los Angeles spinoff of the show is slightly different than the original, but has still be drawing large numbers on NBC thanks to its original takes on crime.
Now, we have “Law and Order: UK” which premiered last night on BBC America with an episode called Unloved” which was directed by Andy Goddard and written by Terry Cafolla.
The cast which is composed of Det. Sergeant Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber),Det. Sergeant Ronnie Brooks
(Bradley Walsh),Det. Inspector Natalie Chandler (Harriet Walter) and Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel
(Ben Daniels) is terrific, and they seemed to have picked the right actor or actress for each of the parts. These spinoffs are aimed at capturing the fans who enjoyed “Law & Order” throughout its run, and if you aren’t already a fan of the brand of television that they bring to the table, then these shows probably won’t do much for you. The show follows a format that is similar to the US version of the show.
Here is the recap of the first episode:
Brooks and Devlin are emotionally affected by the case of an unidentifiable 13-year-old boy who was kicked to death at Euston Station. DI Chandler holds a press conference which leads to identifying the victim as Danny Jackson who was in foster care. The trail leads to the arrest of another young boy who was also in care at the same house as Danny. Steel and Phillips face an “old flame” from Steel’s past in defence barrister Beatrice McArdle (Dervla Kirwan), who attempts an audacious defence of genetic predisposition towards violence: the suggestion that genes could be responsible for aggressive behaviour. This could upset the whole British legal system since other defendants could claim that genes means that they are not responsible for their actions.
The cops will continue to catch the bad guys and the prosecutors will put them away.
The UK accents might prove to be a bit of a barrier between the show and US audiences. At times it can be hard to follow and wade through the accents and slang from the United Kingdom. However, that doesn’t mean that the show is of any lower quality than any of the previous spinoffs.
It will be interesting to see how far they deviate from the original. It seems that in other spinoffs the main characters play roles similar to those of the original cast. Hopefully the new “Law & Order: UK” takes a bit of a different route and makes itself its own creation.
It was a very solid episode that has us wondering is Jonathan that evil seeing that he confessed to a crime he might have not committed.
What are your thoughts on the episode?
That’s all we have for now on Law & Order: UK.*Sponsored Links*