Whether you tune in each week to see veteran Detective Lennie Briscoe analyze clues with wild-card partner Ed Green in the fist half of the show, or to see Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy invoke justice in the courtroom in the second half, you cannot help but get involved with the most human characters on television. With these powerful characters and socially relevant stories ripped from today's headlines, it is difficult to tell whether you are watching the evening news or one of the most intense dramas ever seen on television.
Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion was written with the cooperation of the show's creator and executive producer, Dick Wolf, and features interviews with the stars, producers, and writers. It is the first-ever guide to this popular, Emmy award-winning police drama.
You'll get the inside scoop on:
-the past and current stars of the show-including Paul Sorvino, Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Christopher Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Carey Lowell, Angie Harmon, and Michael Moriarty-and find out who was fired, who left willingly, and who remains
-the show's continued problems with censorship issues and advertiser fallout
-the behind-the-scenes anecdotes about cast regulars, including the fights-both verbal and physical-that have peppered the production
-how Wolf was forced to increase the estrogen and decrease the testosterone on the show
-the detailed history behind the creation and development of the show, and season-by-season critiques of each episode through the entire 1999 season