The UK Does Law And Order, With White Wigs

By Lindsay Robertson / February 25, 2009

In a man-bites-dog case of the UK remaking OUR shows, Law And Order: UK premiered this week to great ratings on ITV in Britain. The opening sequence, first “discovery of the body” scene, and credits are both familiar and bizarro (“District Attorneys” are now “Crown Prosecutors” who wear wigs, and no cha-chun!):

If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait to see if one of the detectives made a wry, morbid joke about the dead person at the end of the first scene. And we weren’t disappointed! You can watch the entire episode here for the next 28 days. (Is it just me or does it seem smarter than our Law And Orders? And not just because of the accents!)