Same L&O formula, but has a very different feel to it since it's based in the UK. I had mixed reactions about the show when it first came out, but it really grew on me once I got used to it. Part of it is simply getting to know the characters, I think.
I'm very glad that Showcase picked it up and I can watch it in HD.
If you watch the credits, you can usually see what L&O episode that they based the show on. We really enjoyed last season, hoping for some new ones. With Danny Baldwin from Cori and Apollo from BSG how can you go wrong.
Does anyone know if it's been picked up for a 3rd season? I'm not entirely sure how the actual broadcast structure works - it appears that there's only 6-7 episodes per season so far for seasons one and two.
It looks like the new season is starting Thursday, September 16th on City TV with the episode "Broken".
The new episode was superb and the story was very close to a true case back in the early 90's - quite harrowing and was difficult to watch at times.
One thing that really makes this show stand out is that it's not 'over-acted' like its US counterparts. The UK version seems to be more about story, drama and the people affected. Just another well written UK production.
I enjoy the UK version, I am a devoted L&O fan. But the cases they've mutated from the mothership to UK, I don't seem to recall. I just wish I was able to get CITY-TV here in Lloydminster. I guess I will have to wait until either Showcase carries them or the DVD is released.