Why did Law and order SVU become such a mess? The show has been plagued by critics for years for its unrealistic portrayals of violent criminals. The show’s most famous episode featured a man who nearly killed a woman. While the actual crime wasn’t nearly as violent as the one portrayed on the show, the portrayals were still far from real life. But how did the show’s characters end up in such a mess?
Law & Order was a warm blanket for many viewers, but it cast a huge shadow over television. It set the standard for police-focused shows. In addition, it influenced other CBS shows, including the acclaimed Chicago franchise. In short, Law & Order influenced TV shows for decades to come. And while the show may not have been perfect, it was incredibly influential. It helped define the police-focused genre.
In addition to the ensemble cast, Law & Order SVU also became predictable. Episodes became predictable and the audience was left feeling less conflicted and thoughtful. Characters such as Sister Peg and Cassidy also disappeared, leaving fans feeling unfulfilled. In the end, the show’s portrayals of violent cops were tone-deaf. It was also not helpful that the show was based in Los Angeles.
The first three seasons were incredibly good, but the later seasons were a dismal failure. There were many issues with the show and its writers had to work hard to improve the show’s production values. In addition to the lack of originality, the show relied heavily on its actors, including Chris Meloni, Richard Belzer, and Dean Winter. Those three actors had a lot of potential to boost the weaker storylines.