Many Dick Wolf loyalists and tv fans will herald Special Victims Unit as the best franchise. Others hearts are still pine for Sam Masterson and Jerry Orbach of the original series. But as for me and mine, I stand strong on the opinion that Criminal Intent remains the best. While the latter years suffered with partner changes and the ilk – no one came close to the early seasons’ chemistry of Goren and Eames. And let’s not forget Courtney B. Vance killing it as DA Carver, decades before his award-winning performance as Johnnie Cochran.