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This is one of the most delightful miniseries I've ever seen! We've
watched it as a family as part of a unit study on the Olympics. I
thought we would learn the history of the first Olympics, but we
learned that and so much more. We also discovered an engaging,
entertaining, funny, perfect family film.
There are a few curse words here and there - such as calling someone an "a**," but this was certainly not overbearing. The humor inserted into the film was great.
I would highly recommend this to anyone!
This episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit will keep you on
the edge of your seat until the very last minute. I don't want to give
away any details that would make this comment a spoiler, but I will say
that I really enjoyed this episode. It was well-written and obviously
the acting was terrific - as always. The only bad thing about this
episode was that Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay, one of my favorite
actresses) was barely present. Since it focused more on the court
scenes than the actual police work, I guess she and Elliot had a break
I started watching Special Victims Unit several years ago and have been hooked ever since. My husband and I used to watch it together, but we don't have time to do that now. Still, we've seen most episodes, but I wanted to watch them all again so recently I started at the beginning and thanks to Netflix, I started with season one and I'm now on season 7. Too bad I didn't think to start writing reviews when I was on season one!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit became my favorite television
series many years ago. This particular episode deals with a young woman
who meets her father after 18 years of wondering who he is
that's not the main point of the episode, but since I also have
wondered my entire life who my father is, that part of the story stands
out to me. Since Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) doesn't
know who her father is either, she also relates to the female
perpetrator in this episode.
The story itself is about a young college student who literally throws her newborn baby to the side of the road with the trash. There is also the ensuing battle to try to find out who is the father of the baby, whether he was also involved, and prosecute the mother for her crime.
While the whole story is tragic, it is sadly a grim reminder of the world we live in, where she considered these babies a "problem" and thought of no one but herself. In reality, ALL life is precious - black or white, boy or girl, healthy or not, born or unborn.
After a young girl was kidnapped on the way home from school and her
blood is found in a van, Dr. Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie) discovers
that the girl has leukemia. Dr. Warner goes to discuss this with the
parents and quickly becomes involved in the case since the kidnapper
calls while Warner is at the parents' home. It's nice to watch Tamara
Tunie in this episode as she works with Elliot Stabler to try to find
the missing girl and then the kidnapper.
Special Victims Unit became my favorite television series many years ago for several reasons, but mainly because of the excellent writing and acting. I can usually not only guess what is going to happen in a movie (or TV show), but can even predict the actual dialogue. That gets old. With Special Victims Unit, you never know what's going to happen, which is great! As for the actors and actresses, this is a fabulous cast of both.