Law & Order
Law & Order is a television series premiering in 1990 and ran for a total of 20 seasons. Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Law & Order loosely follows real crimes that have had attention in the media, highlighting legal, ethical or personal dilemmas faced by law enforcement. Each episode typically follows a similar dynamic, beginning with the “Law” segment which focuses on the New York City Police Department Homicide Unit detectives, investigating the crime, going to extreme lengths to uncover the truth behind New York’s most interesting cases. The focus then shifts perspective to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where they use all collected resources to attempt to convict the suspect and get justice.
The brainchild of creator Dick Wolf, Law & Order is one of the most successful brands in the history of prime time television. Having been nominated a variety of Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards and securing the win of many Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards , it ties Cheers and M*A*S*H for the most consecutive best series nominations (eleven) and the longest-running drama series on American television.
“In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.“