Law & Order: SVU 24×02 “The One You Feed” is, in many ways, the real start to the new season. And what a start it was.
Law & Order: Organized Crime 3×01 “Gimme Shelter” felt more crossover-ish than the other two parts of the franchise’s huge premiere event. Or, rather, it felt like the most ambiguous of the three.
As the middle part of the giant premiere event, Law & Order: SVU 24×01 “Gimme Shelter – Part Two” was easily the best hour of the three.
Law & Order 22×01 “Gimme Shelter – Part Three” ended the franchise’s three-part premiere event on a sour note.
Law & Order: SVU 23×22 “A Final Call at Forlini’s Bar” was a surprisingly fitting finale for the series’ landmark 23rd season.
Law & Order: SVU 23×21 “Confess Your Sins to Be Free” was, in a word, sickening. And not in the usual way. Worse.
Law & Order: SVU 23×20 “Did You Believe In Miracles?” did something we’ve been asking for all season, maybe even for years:
Law & Order: SVU 23×19 “Tangled Strands of Justice” featured absolute fire-driven performances from Mariska Hargitay and Orfeh.
Olivia Benson spends so much time at her office, and the job is so dark. Why not add an element of comfort, and evidence of behind the scenes movement, to it?
Law & Order: SVU 23×18 “Eighteen Wheels a Predator” was one of those episodes that makes you sit back and think, “this is what I’m here for.”
Law & Order: SVU 23×17 “Once Upon a Time in El Barrio” did the unthinkable: It made us know, and want to know, Detective Velasco.
Law & Order: SVU 23×16 “Sorry If It Got Weird For You” was strong in all the ways SVU usually is…but also weird in all the usual ways.
Law & Order: SVU 23×15 “Promising Young Gentlemen” really killed the “let’s make our perps be so generically terrible, you’ll forget them” game.
Law & Order: SVU 23×14 “Video Killed The Radio Star” took “rich white dude with a trashy podcast” to a whole new level.
Law & Order: SVU 23×13 “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” just made it feel good to have one of our favorites back after a month-long hiatus.
Law & Order: SVU 23×12 brought season 23 back to the high quality we demand for this show. Instead of trying way too hard to be shocking, or edgy, or any other thing that just never works for this series, the storytelling allowed itself, and its cast, to just…be.
Law & Order: SVU 23×11 was aptly titled: “Burning with Rage Forever.” Basically, that’s what we’re feeling after…whatever that was.
Law & Order: SVU 23×10 “Silent Night, Hateful Night” was a hate crime that happened over Christmas. No, there’s no typo there.
The second half of the Law & Order: SVU premiere double-header, “Never Turn Your Back On Them,” was somehow an even more damning look at the wealthy and powerful than the season 23 premiere. Had we not seen the first…
Law & Order: SVU’s season 23 premiere was, without a doubt, a strong kickoff to what we hope will finally be the season. If you’re here, you probably know what that means. If not, well… Ask your leading lady why…
Law & Order: SVU is back for season 23 on September 23, and for at least this viewer, the first part of the premiere did not disappoint. The central case, continued over from last season’s finale, was compelling and ended…