Are you a fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) television series? Or any other Law Order series? If you’re a true fan of Law & Order: SVU, then you’ve probably watched every episode, at least once. The show follows the investigation of crimes involving vicious felons in New York City, and it’s a wildly popular drama. Mariska Hargitay stars as compassionate crusader Detective Olivia Benson, while Christopher Meloni plays experienced detective Elliot Stabler.
The actors who played Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler in “Law & Order: SVU” are well known for their roles. They both have extensive television credits, and Christopher Meloni considers Hargitay a “positive influence” in his life. Mariska Hargitay has dozens of TV credits, including a role on “House, M.D.”
The show’s writers have tackled a variety of sensitive topics in SVU. Besides tackling controversial issues like sexual violence, it features a notable cast. This makes Law & Order SVU one of the longest running primetime television series in history. And the creator has no plans to end the show any time soon. There’s no other show that can top it.
SVU is the only show in the Law & Order franchise to have two spinoffs. The original Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, or SVU, was the only primetime show to spin off two separate shows. But it has been a successful crossover for Belzer. The actor has played Detective John Munch on ten different television shows across five networks. And he is the King of Crossovers.
SVU has been a staple in law enforcement for decades, and fans are always looking for new episodes. Season 23 is no exception. In the season 22 finale, Stabler and Deputy DA Joe Dekker brought in a sex-for-housing case. A new season premiere teaser previews a major conspiracy involving a congressman.
Season 23 began with the departure of two prominent characters. Detectives Munch and Amaro retired from the NYPD. Garland’s replacement, Detective Joe Velasco, became the second in command. The first season of “SVU” was the only one with a female detective. However, a new series is on the way. This time, we’ll find out who will be the next detective.
The season 23 finale airs Thursday, May 19, and it’s been renewed for a 24th season. You can catch up on the last season on NBC, or check out the latest episodes on streaming services. YouTube TV and Sling TV Blue, both of which offer local NBC channels, which you can access by subscribing to their services. If you’re not a subscriber to any of these services, you can watch SVU episodes on the NBC website.
Orange is the New Black takes a more dark comedy approach to the criminal justice system, and often criticizes police officers. SVU, on the other hand, looks at how the justice system attempts to help troubled people. It also shows the complexities of crime, the environment in which the criminals live, and the system’s inability to effectively help them. It is a fascinating show, but one of the more successful spinoffs of the Law & Order series.