Our Favorite Crime Shows Of All Time

Our Favorite Crime Shows Of All Time
Our Favorite Crime Shows Of All Time
Law & Order: SVU (1999-Present)
Starring: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Richard Belzer, B.D. Wong

SVU is the best of the franchise, and the one readily available on Netflix. Olivia Benson and Elliott Stabler were the most reliable partners, a perfect balance of friendship, cynicism, truth, and toughness. All the conventions of the original series were carried over into this spin-off, which dealt primarily with sex crimes. To the credit of the producers, the show confronted sex shaming and victim-blaming for women other shows considered high risk targets.

To date, SVU is known for timely takes on the news. Recent episodes have taken on GamerGate, Robert Durst, and sexual assault on college campuses.

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