Law & Order has been a staple of TV for so many years now. Strangely I saw their spinoffs (SVU, Criminal Intent, Trial By Jury) before I really got into the original.
If you like cop shows and stories that are both thought-provoking and often filled with twists and turns, this is the show. The episodes often start out with something that seems fairly obvious, but then goes much deeper, and the way the justice system works in America (I'm assuming the stories are authentic) can often make it very difficult to get a conviction, with motions to dismiss coming from everywhere!
Even if you don't agree with the final results, the stories finish well. And the acting is first rate. It's also great fun to see guest stars who have now become household names looking a lot younger!
Definitely one to add to your collection.