MCU Reading Order Header
Order Listing   Title Listing   Group Listings   Character Listings   Creator Listings   Character Listings
Site FAQ Header
1:  What is The Law & Order

Generally, Law & Order, and it's connected/crossover shows, aren't that hard to order. If you just watch the epsiodes in the order they were produced, you should be good to follow through.

While there are the handful of tie-in video games, some made-for-tv movies, and even a book, those slot realitively easily in place too.

That being said, it's nice to have a way to track you're reading and see how the crossovers mesh together. And it has so many episodes, thanks to just the main shows 20 year run, not even counting all the spin-offs, that it deserves a site to track your watching.

There is one thing that makes ordering Law & Order a bit more trickey, and his name is John Munch. For some reason, nearly every show that's ever existde (sinde the mid 90s at least) has found a reason to include a Munch cameo. He causes any order that involves Law & Order to qucikly rivel (and actually become part of) a larger westphall universe.

We belive pretty firmly (even though it's been asked for multiple times) that a Westphall order is, unwatchable. To many brief cameos and it qucikly becomes every show produced in a thirty year chunk of time, or close to it. Munch alone creates a similar problem. So, we have a few rules we built our order by.

1) The John Munch Rule: For a Munch crossover to make a new series join this order it has to:

     a) Be in the same "realisum" genre that Law & Order fits into. This excludes things like the Simpsons and X-Files. While the character appears, and it's a full appearance, the things that happen in thos shows does not mesh with what happens in Law & Order.

     b) It has to be an actual appearance. Minor crossovers where he's mentioned, or you see him in a crowed or briefly show up for a cameo, don't count. This is mostly to keep this from becoming a Westphall order, and keep it more or less a solid, watchable universe.

2) Foreign Adaptaions. We've done a lot of resarch into the various foreign adaptaions of Law & Order and, from everything we can find, they re-use plots and make it fit with that countries laws. Since the stories are more or less the same, we excluded them.

3) We've excluded Arrest & Trial and Crime & Punishment because they are non-fiction court shows, not part of a fictional universe.

2:  What is included?
  • Law & Order
  • Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
  • Law & Order: Dead Line (novel)
  • Law & Order: Dead on the Money (video game)
  • Law & Order: Double or Nothing (video game)
  • Law & Order: Justice is Served (video game)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (video game)
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury
  • Law & Order: LA
  • Law & Order: True Crime
  • Law & Order: Legacies (video game)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street
  • The Beat
  • New York Undercover
  • Deadline
  • Conviction
  • In Plain Sight
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago Justice
  • Jo
3:  Why Don't You Have [Fill in the Blank]?
Whatever you can't find, either it's there, or I missed it (which is totally plausable). Head to the forums and let me know what I missed, and we can figure out how to fix the problem and get the item listed.
4:  Submitting Content
User contributed content is always wanted, needed, appreciated, and loved. However, to keep there are a few guidelines to the the type of content we are looking for.
    Comments: Comments are more or less free game, express your views on a particular issue, story arc, character, reply to the thoughts of others, or just make observations. The only 2 hard guidelines for comments are:
      1. No flaming or attacking other commenters. Disagreeing and debating is fine but it should not devolve into personal attacks.
      2. As this is an all ages site, please keep the profanity to a most a pg-13 level.
    Reviews:These should be fully thought out and complete reviews. Take a look at some of the reviews in the News & Reviews part of the site to see the quality that is desired. If the review is one or two sentences, it might be more appropriate as a comment rather then a full issue review. Submitted reviews that pass muster will also be featured in the News & Reviews part of the site. Reviews will be edited before pushed live for grammar, spelling, and punctation.
    Synopsis:Issue Synopsis should be complete descriptions of everything that happens in the issue. It does not have to be panel by panel, but there should be enough information for someone checking the synopsis to have a complete understanding of all notable events in the comic. If a review is one or two short paragraphs, it is probably not complete enough to be used. Do not worry about spoilers, synopsis are by their very nature spoilers. Also, leave comments or thoughts on quality of story or art out of synopsis, it is a strict presentation of events. For thoughts and comments, these are more appropriate for reviews or comments.
    Blurbs: Blurbs are brief teasers for the issue. They should be short and spoiler free while still giving a sense of what the issue is about. These are similar to the back of a book or inside dust cover.
    Suggestions & Questions: This is for anything that is wrong on the issue. Missing or incorrect character and group listings, if a read online option is available from marvel but is not listed, if a creator is wrong, if the issue is in the wrong place, or something else similar to this. When submitting a correction, please include information on what should be done to fix the listing (add this character, move this issue to be after this other issue, etc). If there is a question, it should be sent in an e-mail or in the forums, as there is no way to respond directly to the person who submitted the suggestion. Please be clear in your suggestions. Mention the full name of missing people, put in the correct title if it is wrong, etc.
    Trade/Collection Suggestions: If this book is included in a trade publication or other collected work that might be easier for readers to find then the original issue, it can be suggested here. Make sure to include enough information so the trade publication can be identified.
CMRO Sidebar
Support Doctor Who Order

Membership Support Us on Amazon
Become a Patron of my writing
Complete Marvel Reading Order
DC Comics Reading Order
Marvel Cinematic Universe Order
Doctor Who Order
Star Trek Reading Order
Doctor Who Reading Order