It is far and away one of the best series ever made. For some reason, you could tell they were really trying to make it work (not so much so toward the end of the series). There was a lot of interesting interplay between characters and I really love the way they get into the psychology of the subjects involved as well as the state of mind of the detectives. They seemed to get the point across that Detectives (especially in New York City), are in fact highly intelligent, well educated individuals who will stop at virtually nothing to get at the heart of the truth of the matter and with some professionalism. Also, the show had everything including one vital thing, a "sexy" quality, if you will - which for me was translated by Kathryn Erbe and some really good and interesting camera angles, camera work. It was fun to watch her finally bring some scumbag to justice with the use of her sidearm, also proving, that women CAN do the job, contrary to what some idiots might believe. Some great work, I thought.