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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tuesday Night Tubeservations

Did anyone else find last night's Law & Order SVU particularly... I don't know... over the top?

We all know the show is dark. I get that. I'm the farthest thing from a bible thumping, FCC-hugging prude. But why the kitchen sink nuttiness last night? It wasn't even a sweeps episode, by criminy!

Consider, that before the show's halfway point, we were treated to the following: multiple dead elementary school kids, one case of child molestation, and nazis!

And if that wasn't enough, the episode really picked up in the second half, adding Hitler Youth, a skinhead, multiple spewings of the "n" word. Plus, an artful ceiling swastika made of bottlecaps that even Martha Stewart would be proud of. (Not.)

But hope you didn't miss the grand finale: a courtroom shootout where a 16 year old shot said skinhead, a judge, and two officers before an undercover FBI agent blew a hole through his chest the size of a bowling ball.

Now, that's entertainment. Where could SVU possibly go from here? I guess we'll find out.

1 other geekspeak:

  • It was the final ending that really did it for me -- the parents who adopted a black boy just so they could hire a skinhead to kill him while they collect the insurance money.

    After everything else in the show, it's as if the writers said, "Hey we've got 60 more seconds to fill at the end...let's pile on one more crime."

    And what a ridiculous crime at that.

    But the hardest part of the episode to swallow was Marcia Gay Harden's accent.

    By Blogger Roon, at 2:28 PM  

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