The latest episode of this American TV series transplanted to Britain portrays detectives and lawyers in the zealous pursuit of the truth in order to rectify a miscarriage of justice. The truth is often very different.
Each of Britain's three leading soap operas currently has a teenage pregnancy storyline; 'Emmerdale' has more than a touch of adultery, while in 'EastEnders', the evil Yusef Khan continues to play Dr Jekyll in the surgery and Mr Hyde at home.
In 'Eastenders', an Islamic conspiracy has succeeded in breaking up the Square's odd 'couple'; in 'Emmerdale', the local vicar has an unpleasant 50th birthday present; while hearts are breaking in 'Coronation Street'.
Infidelity with a husband’s best friend, and a former spouse, a vicar’s wife lusting after a twice married chef – it could only happen in a soap opera. Or could it? Note: This article may contain spoilers of Coronation Street, Eastenders & Emmerdale