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Based out of the New York City Police Department's 16th precinct in Manhattan, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) delves into the dark side of the NYC underworld as the detectives investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes including rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence. They also investigate the abuses of children, the disabled and elderly victims of non more
...-sexual crimes who require specialist handling, all while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives as they try not to let the dark side of these crimes affect them. Its stories also touch on the political and societal issues associated with gender identity, sexual preferences, and equality rights. The unit also works with the Manhattan District Attorney's office as they prosecute cases and seek justice for victims. The series often uses stories that are "ripped from the headlines" or based on real crimes. Such episodes take a real crime and fictionalize it by changing some details.
 
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Law & Order: SVU: SEASON 21, EPISODE 20: The Things We Have To Lose | TVBuzer

Aired: April 23,2020

As Carisi begins the long-anticipated trial of Sir Toby Moore, the SVU faces setbacks in several other cases.... more

 
 
 
 
 
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SVU Season 21 Episode 20 Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many shows to turn what was supposed to be an ordinary episode into a season finale. Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 20 did a terrific job, offering viewers cliffhangers and leaving us with more questions than answers. We might not have got everything the showrunners were planning on before the pandemic hit, but there was more than enough there to carry conversations throughout the summer. The high quality was made even ... more

SVU Season 21 Episode 19 Review

Congratulations are in order. Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 19 only spent about two minutes on it, but Rollins is getting a promotion. It was completely overshadowed by the designer date rape drug case, but it's still cause for celebration. Rollins' promotion was clearly set-up for the end of Law & Order: SVU Season 21. Since the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short, though, we may not get the payoff until Law & Order: SVU Season ... more

SVU Season 21 Episode 18 Review

I've always considered Deputy Chief Garland to be one of the best new additions to the SVU team. Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 18 was the first episode to feature a story centered around Garland, and it did not disappoint. Sure, some things could have been even better, but for the most part, this was a solid, engaging story that moved quickly. Garland's conflict throughout the hour answered a basic question: how will the new Deputy Chief do when a cas... more

 
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Law & Order: SVU: Svu Ep: 'It's Pretty Clear' That Stabler Will Be in Season 22 Premiere News | TVBuzer

Svu Ep: 'It's Pretty Clear' That Stabler Will Be in Season 22 Premiere

Law & Order aficionados may not have to wait until the SVU spinoff to see Elliot Stabler in action again. In a new episode of the show’s behind-the-scenes podcast, SVU showrunner Warren Leight says, “It’s pretty clear that Elliot will be in the SVU season opener. I think that much I know.” At the end of March, news broke that NBC had ordered a Stabler-led spinoff of the ... more

Law & Order: SVU: John Waters Dishes on His Upcoming 'Law and Order: Svu' Episode News | TVBuzer

John Waters Dishes on His Upcoming 'Law and Order: Svu' Episode

Ever the provocateur, no one upends expectations quite like John Waters. The Prince of Filth, the Doyenne of Depravity, the Master of the Macabre, Waters will be lending his acting talents to the folks over at TV’s longest-running primetime drama, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” Over the years, the NBC franchise has developed as many a rabid devotee as Waters himself, so this special guest spot seems like a match made in ... more

Law & Order: SVU: New Study Reveals How Crime TV Series Distort Understanding of Race and Criminal Justice System News | TVBuzer

New Study Reveals How Crime TV Series Distort Understanding of Race and Criminal Justice System

Today, Color Of Change released a first of its kind report titled “Normalizing Injustice: The Dangerous Misrepresentations that Define Television’s Scripted Crime Genre.” The report is a study of how scripted series that fall under the crime television genre depict the criminal justice system and play a significant role in helping to advance what the study identifies are distorted representations of crime, justice, race, and gender in media and culture. Given that these shows collectively reach tens of millions of Americans annually,... more

 
 
 
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  • Level 44
    This show has lasted about twelve years longer than it should have. There's little to no chemistry with the characters any longer. There's very little continuity with the characters, and what is there is tired and predictable.

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  • Level 36
    This show has gotten somewhat worse with Stabler's departure. Amaro just doesn't seem to fit in the series at all. Rollins however does seem to fit in, but I really feel that Amaro is really bringing the show down. I hope that he serves one season more then gets replaced by someone that can fill the massive gap Stabler left in his wake.

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