I do like shows that can mix drama with comedy and poignancy. it's a very fine line to find humour in some very disturbing cases. In this series, relationships are in jeopardy, family values challenged and as usual there's lots of danger for everyone concerned. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are perfect in the roles - opposites that attract, as it were. Lorraine Bracco as the mum is great and she could be Angie Harmon's mum! A seriously good series and one of the better cop shows out there. The writers, mainly Janet Tamaro have taken Tess Gerritsen's characters and expanded them brilliantly.