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2006’s best dramas: the ”Law & Order” franchise

The definition of reliable, the Law & Order trifecta — 16-year-old Law & Order, the more emotive Special Victims Unit, and the twisty Criminal Intent — is the best of TV’s legal dramas, with wry, knowing players and oddly familiar au courant stories.