Sunday, August 31, 2014
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
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
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.