DICK WOLF CONTINUED HIS SERVICE TO THE TV VIEWING PUBLIC WITH THIS SPIN-OFF OF THE ORIGINAL 'LAW AND ORDER'. APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THE EPISODES WERE VERY ENTERTAINING. MY ONLY CRITICISM IS, SOMETIMES THE VILLIANS ARE SO EFFECTIVELY WRITTEN AND PORTRAYED, THE VIEWER FEELS CHEATED WHEN THE PLOTLINE DOESN'T ALLOW HIS OR HER JUST DESSERTS TO BE DISPLAYED.
Ok the only reason I'm giving this a six is cuz for me AND THIS IS MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION is becuz the show was good with benson and stabler they had good chemistry and made the show good and interesting. I will always watch re-runs season 1-12 but not so interested anymore
I am a big fan of the show I own season 1 through 12. In saying that though I have to say this show should end. Most people will say it's because Christopher Meloni aka Stabler is no longer apart of the show which is a major reason why, but the show has been slowly declining for awhile now. It all started when Diane Neal left the show after that they couldn't keep any new ADAs for longer than half a season which I feel really upset the dynamics of the show it was the beginning of the end. Even when they brought back Alex it just didn't feel the same anymore, and when it finally started to feel normal again she also left again. After that it was pretty much like a bad reality show with characters dropping like flies. Then there was the infamous Stucky episode that revealed him to be some crazed killer, nothing said B grade more than that episode. But the show survived all of this and at the end of season 12 had one hell of a season finale episode. This could have been a defining moment for the show and I could really have seen a great season 13 where Stabler is trying to deal with what happened, but no instead you come back to the season only to find Stabler gone and it was done in the worst way with Stabler not even being seen he is just gone. With that among everything else it is obvious the show needs to end, to try and bow out gracefully with what little dignity it has left. I know fans don't want to hear that but it's only going to get worse and ratings will only continue to drop.
I've loved SVU since I saw the first season, grew up with it and it's very relatable characters. The cases are things that need to be talked about more, not less. They focus on things people tend to want to not think about when they see it on the news or in the paper. I think both the cases and the characters are a big part of why the series has had such a long and successful run. Hoping it stays around for many years to come!
since the networks and cable channels have decided to go cheap on us and make 99 percent REALITY TV shows, wrestling (on sci-fi!!) and are always cancelling great shows... i have cancelled my cable and no longer watch any tv... i download all my shows i like off the internet and have started watching alot of bbc shows from england. I'll not sit in front of the box and watch crap in the evenings after working all day. I want quality or nothing at all from the networks / cable channels. I SUGGEST WE ALL BOYCOTT THE TV for one week each month until the REALITY CRAP is taken off the air. That crap causes brain damage... it's totally unacceptable. No one is stupid enough to enjoy that crap except some inbred bigfoot half-breed. They want to produce the cheapest crap possible and still retain the ratings to get sponsors and advertising dollars. Don't give them the appearance of ratings by watching at all. Turn off you cable / sat and download... NO Commercials!!! and only watch what you want to watch when u want to watch it... been doing this for 4 years now and it's great. Only problem is, running out of shows to watch. Sci-Fi channel, now si-fi (junk now) sold out and became a cess-pool putting on fantasy and wrestling crap... was once the best channel on cable... anyways,
boycott cable / networks and download from internet...
watch ur shows without commercials or interuption...
hope the networks realize they're loosing their loyal viewers because we're NOT dumbing down and
we HATE reality TV crap...
screw u a-holes... you're idiots and you're gonna kill ur networks/channels if you keep on this way
What Law Order SVU ep was it where Olivia and Stabler were in the interrogation room and they were kind of playing good cop bad cop -Stabler was mad and accusing the person and Olivia comforted the person they were interrogating and told her "dont listen to him" and stabler kept on --- I think it was a plan but i cant remember what episode was it - and Olivia had bangs I know so its gotta be Season 8maybe but i dont know what episode
I've liked this show from the start - good acting, intresting cases, well written and so on. By season 9 though I started to get abit tired of the Benson/Stabler show, don't get me wrong - still good but it was just getting a little boring, same 'ol sorta. So when Warren Leight stepped in and with the new detectives (Amaro & Rollins) it caught my intrest again and now... I love it! I feel sad Meloni had to leave the way he did but it was his call in the end. Sad money had to speak.
Anywho. The show is great these days. I crave Finanda moments and I love that we get to see more of then entire squad. I do miss Novak and Cabot this season though (S14) even though Barba is refreshing. Hoping for many more seasons!
Last weeks' episode Manhattan Vigil was a great story plus a nice blending of a Cold Case and Law & Order Special Victims Unit. Two outstanding TV shows. Also great acting by Marisa Hagarity and of course, Danny Pino.
law and order svu is a very good show i love every episode that comes on i never miss them. ice t olivia and elliott are the bomb oh who am i kidding every body plays hard ball and thats what i like thats why id like to go to college and get my criminal justice degree and in forscensic science to keep up the good work every body .......
OMG i love this show i watch it every time when it comes on, this show is part of the reason why i want to go to school and become a law enforcement...I look up to some of the actors that are on the show....But CHRIS is a sexy guy and her can ARREST ME ANYTIME
I love SVU it is the best show in the world. Benson and Stabler are the best characters and they play their roles very well. I love everyone on the show but those two make a hot team. If this show ever went off the air I wouldn't know what to do. The show is so good that when I want to really relax and not think about anything. I really get tuned into the story lines and before I know I've watched about 5 or 6 shows. Like I said before the best show ever "SVU ROCKS"...................................
Law and Order SVU is my favorite TV series and Richard Thomas presented an outstanding performance in this episode. I have a 15-year background in law enforcement and think Law and Order SVU is the best. I am hooked! Have always been a fan of Richard Thomas and have an autographed photo of him! Midge Martin
Not a terrible show but I always find myself feeling critical of the shows portrayal of ordinary people-like janitors in apartment buildings for example. My real life experience has shown me types who will scoff at complaints about loud noise and as such they are not the type of folk you want to know. The show portrays them as generally agreeable types, along with most other people in general-I find people are generally disagreeable. Maybe too many scenes feature the same male & female lead actors & needs to show other actors more...
I LOVE all the detectives' roles on here! They are so good at capturing the bad guys. The stories are usually realistic to me and I try not to miss an episode! I get to learn what goes on in the world of problems through a detective's eyes, and this show keeps me curious. There are a lot of stories to be told as far as each episode... keep it up!
Manhattan's Special Victims Unit is given a spotlight with this installment of the L&O series. If a woman's been raped or sexually assaulted, the SVU's on the case. If a child's been abused in any way, then it's a job for the "kiddie police"
This show is so awesome! The writers definitely know what they're doing, especially when it comes to the one-liners and mind-blowing plot twists. The acting is brilliant, and not enough can be said about the character developments. I always love hearing about Munch's childhood ("I can still hear them: 'break the pencil'."), or seeing Stabler with his kids. I'm just glad they finally got rid of Detective Beck, and brought back Benson. Now, if they could only write in Benson and Stabler becoming romantically involved, maybe starting their own family. Or maybe that's hoping for too much. Oh, well. We can dream. EO forever!
I love the new episodes...I love Pino in Cold Case and love him just as much now. Love the change in character so glad they didn't bring him in to be another Stabler. His character is a lot more compassionate and something the show needed.
I can't believe that this was Stabler's exit episode. I was expecting more. For instance, stabler handing his badge in & the expressions from the cap.- Munch. I was left hanging. That's too bad since I've been a loyal svu fan from day 1. That's not including all the reruns on USA that I've watched. The fans deserved more. Bad writing. Their were sooo many ways to end his character. I'll keep watching the show. Disappointed as I may be. I love Christopher Meloni, and will watch any and all films he may be in. GOOD LUCK CHRIS!!!!
Life isn't always pretty and sweet, just like this show. But the purpose of this series is to portray "victims"; mostly raped, sometimes killed. There is nothing pretty about that. If people get offended, I would take that as a compliment. Rape is vile...so I think you actors are all doing your job. I know that I cannot wait to see the ending when I start watching each show (although sometimes I don't like the endings...it leaves me hanging). But you all do a great job of telling it like it really is!
i love svu im a massive fan i have heard that Mariska Hargitar (olivia Benson) and Chris Meloni (Eliot Stabler) are leaveing i cant belive it i dont know what i'll do i love all of the carecters in it they are fab but olivia is like my idol shes ace and eliot has got the humour all the cast are mint i didnt want any of them to leave hopefully if they do leave it wont be forever :'(
I am appalled when I heard the black woman playing the maid said the USA president was from Kenya you should be ashamed no respect for our President. I will never watch any of your show again shifty as it was.
You guys should be ashamed of yourselves, President Obama is not from Kenya he an American, but because his dad was black yet his mother was white , you say he is not an American, remember American is not white, and no white person discovered it. Shame on you narrow minded people. I will never watch any of your programs again this is not the first time that you have made fun of black people. That insane person that is no longer with the show is a good thing. You have no integrity ABC. People notice what is said on your show.
Law and Order is certainly enjoyable. The characters are likeable and the content is interesting. But it's also sometimes downright offensive. The protagonists of the show blunder into people's lives and homes, often with no regard for their cultural, religious, or lifestyle practices. Their policing is a step away from what might be considered corrupt. They beat up suspects, sometimes with no consequences. They use the legal system for their own gain; e.g. telling someone they won't give him jail time if he drops a lawsuit against them. They do things which I can't imagine any police officer would do, such as barging into an operating room in the middle of a procedure, risking causing infection to the patient. They question lifestyle choices which they have no right to argue with. They seem so focused on blaming someone that they'll often prosecute someone who has no legal responsibility for an occurrence, but who the detective's personal beliefs find immoral. They're extremely narrow minded and clearly unaware of anything about human behaviour. sometimes to the point of lacking common sense. They usually assume that a mentally ill person is 'faking it' or just not worth their consideration (unless they have some sort of personal tie to them). If the token psychology guy (Dr. Huang) disagrees with them, they ignore him or shoot him down or get offended and yell at him. Also the show itself is often unrealistic in it's depiction of people. I'll cite one episode where a group of kids abuse pharmaceutical drugs and when asked about it say something along the lines of "well they can't be dangerous because they're prescribed by a doctor". Now I know a whole bunch of people who use prescription and OTC drugs to get high and not one of them are that bloody stupid. Even the younger ones just aren't that dumb. The portrayal is ridiculously exaggerated. Another issue I have is with the tendency of this show to portray everything in extremes, although that could be partially attributed to the fact that it's a police show. Everyone is radical. Catholics are the kind that preach extreme intolerance towards gays. Gay men are hardcore partiers and meth addicts. Lesbians are outspoken feminists who find bisexuality offensive. And so on.
All these things make the show sometimes difficult to watch. Sometimes it's just laughable and sometimes it's actually painful to see. I will say that it seems to have improved a bit in the most recent seasons.
But I will say that despite the fact that the show often seems morally repugnant it's still fun to watch. So I'd say Law and Order SVU can be great entertainment, if you can ignore the issues.