#SaveBabyBenson: How Far Will Law & Order: SVU Take Its Lurid Plots?

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on Manhattan-based "sexually based offenses [that] are considered especially heinous," and with its 16th season beginning Wednesday night, it is the longest-running spinoff of the original Law & Order, and the only one (of five) left in production. From its 1999 debut, it was… » 9/24/14 6:00pm 9/24/14 6:00pm

SVU Somehow Manages to Combine Paula Deen and Trayvon Martin Cases

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit doesn't shy away from crafting "ripped from the headlines" plot lines: last season, for instance, they aired an episode clearly meant to mirror Chris Brown's brutal assault of Rihanna and and episode that was just a monstrous agglomeration of various campus rape headlines (two rape… » 8/22/13 2:40pm 8/22/13 2:40pm

We Watched the Fifty Shades Episode of SVU So You Didn't Have To

I suppose we're now at the point that any time any little thing happens in the world, we know that all we have to do is kick back, relax and wait for it to show up in an episode of Law & Order. And why would the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon be any different? A common woman becomes famous after writing a book of… » 10/11/12 12:20pm 10/11/12 12:20pm

What Is It With Women and Law & Order: SVU?

Hey, ladies. Can we gab for a second? Lady-style? Because I have a real serious question. What IS IT with us and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? Like, I absolutely hate horror movies (because NO), but I, and a lot of other women I know, will watch an SVU marathon for literally days. Literally. Days. So, why? What?… » 9/25/12 4:45pm 9/25/12 4:45pm