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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Law & Order SVU: Season 15 Episode Guide

Let's take a look back at season 15 of SVU before the start of the next season. I'm glad NBC renewed this great drama for a 16th season! It may or may not be renewed for more, but with this many seasons of reruns to keep me occupied I can't ask for much more from a TV show.

Law & Order: SVU Season 15 episode guide

Episode 1: "Surrender Benson/Imprisoned Lives" is the gruesome continuation of the season 14 ending when William Lewis kidnapped Olivia in her apartment. Benson works him like any perp as the SVU team scrambles to find their whereabouts.

The second half is ripped from the headlines as three women and a young boy are found after being held captive for over 10 years.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Top 7 TV Theme Songs of All Time

There was a time when the best TV theme songs were not only originals songs written for the show, but then did quite well on the radio and in record sales. The 70's and 80's boasted some of the best TV theme songs ever recorded, and these are my favorites.


It was clear from the first time I heard "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy that it was going to be one of my favorites. It still is today. Though the lyrics tell a tale of woe, it makes us happy to come home.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Top 10 Detective Shows on TV

Of all the television genres, the detective shows are my favorite. A well-written crime drama keeps us on the edge of our seats for the entire show. Dick Wolf, creator of the Law & Order empire, has it down to an art form. There are only a few others that made my list of the best detective TV shows in history. By the way, these are listed in no particular order.


The writing and acting on Law & Order has combined to make this TV franchise the best of the best for detective shows. On this original drama the detectives of the NYC police department were only the focus of half the show, but still managed to be the best. Actors Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Chris Noth had us rooting for them weekly, even after 20 long seasons. The "ripped from the headlines" stories often gave us the justice we hoped for in reality, but rarely get. The detectives, even through a myriad of actor changes, remained real in appearances right to the end of the series.

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