Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Wednesday 9:00 PM on NBC Premiered Sep 20, 1999 In Season





Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Fan Reviews (456)

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    I use to watch this show until every show is Rape I think that SVU handles more than rape cases get off of the rape.

    As being a Victim of rape you don't need to watch it on TV all the A NEW FRIGGIN SCRIPT ALREADY
  • Get rid of Dick Wolf and get a new writer

    This show is becoming bland by each episode. They are still fun to watch but we never see any character growth. Especially with Carisi, that's such a missed opportunity. Probably because Dick Wolf is running like 5 other shows.
  • Celebrities must repent of being celebrities

    I have been watching this show for years and my #1 complaint is that the cast, especially Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, have exalted themselves on high and convinced millions of people to praise and applaud their "heroic" deeds. These people are what God would call "Angels of Lucifer" because they honor and praise themselves just like Lucifer honors and praises himself. They need to repent. The cast of Law and Order needs to find honor the right way--not on national TV or the Internet. In the meantime, even if I wanted to, I cannot directly communicate (in person or on the phone) with any celebrity. To intentionally speak with a celebrity would be a sin against God and other people. Although the cast of Law and Order SVU are my enemies, I pray that they will repent of being celebrities and not end up like Lucifer. I hope they retire and have nothing more to do with TV or the Internet so that Jesus can save them and give them a permanent place with Him in heaven.
  • Racial Profiling

    The white, horrible, rich male is, of course, is always the bad guy anymore. It is so predictable with your show anymore. Please folks! Profiling is never good. Even commercials profile white males any more. They are always the brunt of the "jokes".
  • Benson character

    I absolutely hate what they did with benson and how they portray her on recent seasons. She is supposed to be this tough cop who is exceptional at what she does. What i have been seeing lately is that she is just weak, too emmotional, and is completely diefferent that how she was in older seasons. The writers for the show should really think about this and change her character or it will completely ruin the future of the show.
  • Benson needs to go

    The writing for Olivia Benson has become awful. I have watched this show for a long time. I have seen her character develop into a man hating nut job who abuses her authority by ramming her personal beliefs down every victim's throat and going on a witch hunt after every male suspect (guilty or not). Every women is not an innocent Angelic victim and every man is not a testosterone infused psycopathic rapist. How about a little balance in the show. Start portraying and prosecuting the women that do make false accusations against men. Even better, have one of these women make some ridiculous accusation just to lure Benson in and kill her. That would be a fitting and ironic end to her obnoxious character.
  • Ass hat lawyer bucannan

    I love SVU but they really need to kill off that asshole lawyer Buchanan. He's just a fat bastard that represents the lowest of low life's and further tramatizes the victims he just as much a piece of crap as the asses that he represents! I know it's all a show but the episodes that he is in just make me wanna jump in the TV and tell him off! That character is scum!!!!

  • Originality

    I used to be a huge fan of this show. My parents would make me watch episodes so I would know what to avoid when I grew up and went out in the real world. I am a muslim and I am proud to be. But watching this episode made my blood boil. Why must every reference to Terrorism include Muslims and Mosques and Afghanistan? Not all terrorists are muslim, not every affiliation of mass shootings are collaborated in Afghanistan, not all meetings in mosques are about how to kill people. First of all the greeting in islam that us muslims greet each other with is " " which means Peace on you. Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility and equality. Before just assuming that just because a select few have committed horrible crimes that all of us are the same. Are you going to allow the crimes of those few select individuals over take all of the good that muslims have done and are doing in the world on a day to day basis? The beginning of the show says that this does not depict any true events but that is a lie. It depicted the mass shooting in Orlando, it depicted the FBI's request from Apple to create a software that would unlock the phone of the terrorist in San Bernardino, it depicted the shooting of the five police officers. I get that as a show that a lot of people watch it would be a good platform to bring such events to light but if you are going to say it doesn't depict real life events then it shouldn't. This show should focus on what the title says SVU: Special victim units. I feel like this should have only included the story of how she was raped and tortured for five years. It should have went into detail about catching the two sick individuals and how they got the video evidence of the rape and torture on the computer.
  • Racial scorecard

    Please stop the racial pandering. Going back to last season, only 4 out of 45 episodes involved black suspects and in 3 of those, the accusers were shown to be lying. In the meantime, all of the white perps were guilty as hell.
  • Started out Great, now in a state of Limbo...

    I used to really love this show. It was so interesting watching some of these cases and even better as we had a cast of awesome, memorable characters. But then the show started dwindling as they started losing some of their best actors/characters. First Alex Cabot (Stephanie March), then Casey Novak (Diane Neal), then Stabler (Christopher Meloni), then Munch (Richard Belzer), and it just went on and on.

    The current cast is just... Not so good. I love Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) but with the show revolving around mostly her, it's gotten old very fast and I'm still not sure I like her being the squad captain mainly because I never got into Amanda Rollins & Dominic. And I missed not seeing Dr. Huang & Melinda.

    The show is just in a state of limbo at this point. I still watch the show just to see what will happen next but I'm just not as interested in it as much as I used to be. With everyone leaving, it's only a matter of time before Olivia is also written out and when that happens, you may as well throw in the towel at that point.
  • Show is on the way down.

    Since Stabler,the Captain,Fin not on s much,Amaro,Olivia now in charge and not in the field as much,iIt will not last long.

    One change then wait a while for another change isn't bad,But 5 Changes all at once ruined the show ,I think the show didn't want to pay up,So in the near future they will pay with no what changes did to some shows America Idol,America's got talent,America's next top I said one ok 3 or more fast they go down.
  • Special victim

    Please stop making Fin look lazy unambitious and insignificant to the show. He has been one of the reason for the success of law and order stop writing him out less and less like you did with the previous special victim. I have really had my fill of Dick Wolf who has become less and less creative and getting rich off of advertisements with boring shows. Olivia is not the show anymore give it a rest
  • 10/21/2015 should be titled "BS"

    kelli and fin cover up a crime committed by kelli's sister and they are not fired... BS The new sgt agrees to keep his mouth shut and not tell his father about the BS..... BS he would not let his father look bad.
  • Getting rid of benson?!

    The show sunk deep when they lost stabler!! And now you want to get rid of the one person keeping the show afloat since because of her age?! You cannot save this show once she's gone!! I was afraid it completely went in the tubes once stabler left but now you're really destroying anything you had going for it!!! I have it a 10 for rating until you take benson away
  • Real cop giving it straight

    Episode 17-3 I must comment on. I am a police detective in miami, fl. This episode is right on the money. DCS is always overworked and is because is underpaid. My wife did that years ago and now she s Teacher. Not all departments falsely reports but administrators always find ways to cut corners. This is for real and it affects us all. I have to deal with the shit afterwards. It never ends, so my appreciation for the light On this problem and hopefully things change for the better.
  • The Gang in Blue

    just another cop show so sick of the cops and the crap shows produced to glorify them
  • season 7 ep 11 Alien

    I used to think that olivia Benson was a great woman but ever since I watch episode 11 of season 7 I have lost much if not all faith in her and how she deprived sean hamill of justice.
  • sexist show

    The show is too sexist. Always about men who rape or molest. Women are just as capable of doing these things as men are. I have watched at least 30 episodes with my wife (she loves the show), and I have only seen two where a woman was charged with a would watch the show more if they made it more realistic.
  • Amens

    Amen to lowering the damn music. Is this a jukebox or a crime drama. The music is way too loud. The new detective portrayed by Peter Scanavino, hey casting really, this guy. He looks (and acts) more like a perp than a cop. AND pray tell whatever happened to Cassidy? He disappeared without a trace just like the oldest child of the Cunninghams on Happy Days! Poof... Also bring back one of the lady DAs, this guy Rual STINKS.
  • Junk Junk Junk

    Stabler leaves, the show goes to crap. Then, last night, they take a cheap shot at him. The show has turned into a boring melodrama. I'm glad Amaro is gone. He was a whiny little brat.
  • Is amaro leaving the show?

    I saw the last episode and I got the fealing that the actor Danny Pino who plays Amaro is going to California?

    Can someone confirm or inform to me. thanks
  • Benson is a law bending bizotch

    I cant stand benson self rightous over zealous, pre judgemental , smug looking, smurk face self. I love it when she ends up wrong. I love everything else about the show. But she violates every right given by the constitution and bends the law. I hate it when she starts wispering all concerned especially to ge perps. Mind ur business u fake hussy!!! Oh, i gave a girl a wet willie. Stuck my finger in her ear. Bet shed call that rape!!!!! Everything is rape to her.
  • Tired of the Benson Drama

    I've always liked Benson, but not so much lately. All of her personal drama is really taking away from the focus of the show. It's been getting worse each season and I'm really losing patience with it. It got under my skin in previous seasons when she found a way to work her father and/or childhood into every other conversation, but I overlooked it. Now, however, the viewers are practically being beat over the head with her issues: the multiple kidnappings, the IAB investigations, the PTSD, the therapy sessions, could go on all day. I say get back to making the detectives' personal lives a backstory and put the spotlight back on the cases.
  • Please Lower the Music Volume

    I love this show! It is just about my favorite show of this type. Wonderful acting, great plots and Olivia. Nothing missing !

    The only problem I find with this and several other shows is that the background music is deafening. I know it is supposed to enhance the program, but too often is is so loud while a conversation is taking place, that I can't hear what is said. Please stop the music when the actors are speaking!
  • Best SVU member

    Bring back Elliot
  • This show and cast are great! a long time favorite.

    This show is great! Has bn a long time favorite. The cast is great. (only One common concern: do not ruin this show by bringing in any phoney, crappy, washed up 'has beens' actors for any parts in this show!).
  • Love detective stabler and benson

    OMG DETECTIVE STABLER IS AN AMAZING PERSON WITH A GRWAT LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY AND HIS JOB AND DETECTIVE BENSON IS AN AMAZING DETECTIVE the other detectives are awesome but don't think I like the new episodes without detective stabler I love the way detective Benson and stabler work soi well together and he nsees to be put back in the show if not for them I wouldnt watch
  • Tired Olivla

    I am just tired of seeing the same two cops on svu. On criminal intent they do at least have more cops. If i here Olivla say "i am a product of a rape" one more time i am going to puek.
  • Story Line

    It doesn't make sense that the SVU team fights the bad guys plus their own chief. How come the chief never mentioned nor showed support nor appreciated their results? They are supposed to be working together, aren't they?
  • Please fire those writers and hire people who don't just copy actual events

    I am so disappointed by this season. Really, the writes just re-write actual events? Holden's manifesto, the pedophile producer, 'Glasgowman' - ridiculous. How boring to know from the beginning how the story will end.
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