Law & Order: Criminal Intent

USA (ended 2011)



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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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"In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories." Groundbreaking producer Dick Wolf presides over his popular, Emmy Award-winning Law & Order franchise with Law & Order: Criminal Intent, broadcast on NBC during its first six seasons and then moved to NBC Universal sibling USA Network beginning with season seven. This legal crime drama is unique among the other franchise programs in that it offers an additional dimension by exposing major crimes from the criminal's perspective. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Det. Robert Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Det. Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well in tandem with Goren. In the fifth season, they were joined by Det. Mike Logan (Chris Noth), who had finally worked his way back from a ten-year exile to Staten Island. Logan has worked with three partners. Carolyn Barak (Annabella Sciorra) was introduced in the fifth season as the meticulous and measured counterpart to the fiery Logan. Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson) joined major case in the sixth season as an equally brainy detective but with a bit of a wild side. Nola Falacci (Alicia Witt) worked with Logan for part of the seventh season while Wheeler was on another assignment (Nicholson's maternity leave). A hot-headed Irish-Italian mix, Falacci gave Logan a turn as the level-headed partner. Goren also worked briefly with another detective, G. Lyn Bishop (Samantha Buck), while Eames was on maternity leave (Erbe's real maternity leave). Their commanding officer during the first five seasons, Capt. James Deakins (Jamey Sheridan), was a competent but ambitious political character who knew how to survive and thrive behind the scenes. All of them often butted heads with the no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver (Courtney B. Vance), a stickler for the crucial legal details for the first five seasons. The sixth season introduced Eric Bogosian as Capt. Danny Ross to replace Jamey Sheridan. There was no replacement for the A.D.A. character. René Balcer, a ten-year veteran of the original Law & Order series, developed Law & Order: Criminal Intent and served as head writer, executive producer and showrunner for the first five seasons. Warren Leight took over as showrunner and executive producer in seasons six and seven. Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba are also executive producers.moreless
Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio

Det. Robert Goren

Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe

Det. Alexandra Eames

Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders

Capt. Joseph Hannah [season 10]

Julia Ormond

Julia Ormond

Dr. Paula Geisen [season 10]

Jamey Sheridan

Jamey Sheridan

Capt. James Deakins [seasons 1-5]

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance

ADA Carver [seasons 1-5]

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Fan Reviews (162)

  • The Psyche of The Criminal Mind

    I found the episodes w/ Vincent D. and Kathryn Erbe the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact, I turn it to another station when Jeff Goldblum or Christopher Noth or anyone else stars. I find Vincent to be at the core of the psyche where the evil people are concerned! Kathryn who plays his partner, is a great actress as well!
  • Sussmans with man for hire

    Did anyone happen to see the Law and Order Criminal Intent episode involving the Sussman family with the grandmother having the daughter in law,bumped off ? It never ceases to amaze me how the Jewish people are portrayed as killers and commandment will it ever end? We are people of the BOOK, the HOLY aren't killers and murderers, especially if our children Claire Ginsburg Goldstein

  • Saffron Burrows


    SAFFRON BURROWS - Worst LAO:CI detective EVER!


    Goren/Eames/Bogosian were the best, but I also liked LoLogangan and Wheeler. I didn't care for the other redhead partnered with Noth, either. Can't even think of her character name... may have started with an For?
  • goren is the best

    What makes Criminal Intent so good? it's not that they are dealing with the WORST criminal offenders It's Goren. I think he's so sexy . There's just something about his eyes, something about the way he interrogates,how he''s a little bit clumsy, planned clumsyness.. he seems a littleweird sometimes.. i realy like that in him. he looks pretty hot in those long coats. getting warm just typing this. know im suposed to say that i like the show coz of the way its set up and i Goren makes the show..

    when i first started watching the show i didnt realy know if i liked it, im a svu watcher. as i watched more and more i came to apriciate it. always have that i noo he''s doing it clumsyness,and the weird questions,and the walking around the house,and asking things that doesnt have anything to do with the case...

    i just wish there was more personal things would like to see goren has som kinda love interest. like wish i could have a drink with him i know he got still hot as he married? lolmoreless
  • The better show of all

    My wife and I love Law & Order Criminal Intent but Mr. VINCENT D'ONOFRIO is the FAR BETTER way for U 2 go AND A MUCH BETTER FIT for your show!!!! While we both like Jeff Goldblum and Peter Noth, as actors, we like them much better in other shows and we DO NOT like them in your show! They are NOT a good fit. GO WITH MR. D' ONOFRIO AND YOU GOT A MUCH BETTER SHOW! Thank you!moreless

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    Drama, Suspense