I am a long time "Law and Order" fan. I love to watch the old episodes on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and sometimes catch a repeat with dinner during the week. I hardly ever watched any first run episodes on NBC - I watched the reruns on cable.
Several years ago I read an article in the weekend section of the Wall Street Journal that watching reruns of L&O was the secret vice of a huge percent of 35 - 50 year old women. The author suggested to the reader to bring it up at any gathering of baby boomers (back then 35 year olds were baby boomers) - he bet that at least half the women there would fess up to being L&O addicts. I tried it out a few times, and I was surprised at how right he was.
Anyhow, I just read that beginning this Sunday night, BBC America will start running the first season of "Law and Order - UK." The scripts were adapted from original US episodes. This Sunday's episode is from the Ben Stone era. I have set the DVR, because I will be watching Mad Men when it comes on, but I look forward to seeing the crown prosecutor and the defense counsel talking trash in the changing room while donning and doffing their barristers' wigs.