UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. -From imdb
I've never really been a huge Law & Order fan, but recently I have been watching some of the newer stuff and actually gotten into it. Then I heard that Jamie Bamber (Apollo on Battlestar Galactica was going to be in a UK version of the show, I jumped. I love the actor and was glad he had found work so soon. At this point, I would watch any show with the BSG cast, but then I really started to learn about what the show was going to entail. Law & Order: UK was going to bring the show to London with new characters and take thirteen episode from what has been called the "Law & Order Bible" and rework them into the British law system and atmosphere. This idea really intrigued me and I couldn't wait for the show to start since I am a sucker for anything from the UK. Unfortunately, the show currently only airs in the UK so you'll have to find alternate means of viewing, but suffice to say, it was very good!
What I love best about the show already is that it keeps the same pace as the original (maybe even a little faster) and the fact that this is a brand new cast, yet with their chemistry it seemed like the show had already been on for a couple of seasons. I really dig the partner relationship Matt Devlin (Bamber) has with Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh). They just play off of each other very well. It's not like all of these characters are just meeting each other for the first time either. It is very much implied that the whole crew, Police and Lawyers, have known each other for a good while.
This episode had the best of everything you could want from a Law & Order episode. It had sting operations, great investigation and great drama. Throw is some cheeky British humor and you have yourself a T.V. show. I bet it won't be to long before we see Law & Order: UK on TNT. For being the first episode of a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off, amazing! 5/5