Parents' Guide to

Law & Order: UK

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Classic L&O stories -- with a British twist.

TV BBC America Drama 2009
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Law and Order UK is not heinous.

Law and Order UK is actually the best series of Law and Order in terms of maturity in that kids 10 and up can see it instead of other Law and Order series.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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This plot-driven series takes the same two-part approach as its stateside counterpart, which allows viewers to follow the complicated relationship between the investigation and prosecution of a homicide case. Each episode is a remake of an American L&O script that has been modified to fit the British legal system and to reflect the UK's diverse cultural dynamics. Despite these changes, the show manages to maintain the same gritty storytelling style the franchise is known for.

The show's focus on the Crown -- as well as the differences between American and British courtrooms -- marks some of the differences that U.S. viewers will see when they tune in. But these variations don't make the show hard to follow. In fact, it actually makes the series more interesting. Fans of good crime dramas definitely won't disappointed, and L&O fans will enjoy seeing how their favorite episodes have been given a British twist.

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