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Desc:Ripped from the headlines.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Crime
Tags:Law & Order, SVU, mra, elliot Rodger
Submitted:Caminante Nocturno
Date:02/07/15
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Quad9Damage
My fiancée and I have gotten into an almost nightly SVU viewing habit. The ripped-from-the-headlines episodes are always so transparent and obvious.

We're also only up to Season Nine, so I guess at some point Olivia replaces Cragen as Captain and gets fat.
gravelstudios
give her a break. She started the show in her mid 30's and now she's 50. That's a long time to stay thin and hot.

oddeye
that's no excuse, they should have a CGI stand in that she voices or superimpose her younger head onto a hot girls body.

SteamPoweredKleenex
That's "fat" to you? Really?

Cena_mark
I've always hated these shows. The one's ripped from the news are the by far the worst. They take terrible stuff from the news and then add forced melodrama, and don't get me started on the cast itself. They are so dramatic all the fucking time! Seems like every case has to hit one of the characters on a personal level. "He's killing women, and I'm a woman. This makes this case PERSONAL!!!!!"

oddeye
It's almost like it's a tv drama or something, being all dramatic all the time. Why can't there be a few episodes where nothing of note happens, like they have a nice biscuit and watch some kids not getting attacked in the park.

Cena_mark
Its not that there's drama, its that they're always so damned dramatic. What happened to the cool hard-boiled cops? Maybe its just that everyone on this show is overacting all the time.
Don't get over-dramatic over me dissing your favorite show.

oddeye
What about ICE-T? He's pretty cool and hard-boiled. Also very light skinned, like Colin Powell.

Cena_mark
Ice T comes off as the phoniest and fakest of them all.

SteamPoweredKleenex
I think the drama detracts from the franchise's original premise: Showing a police procedural. The very early L&O shows had very little in the way of character development other than mentioning a detective's daughter or having something happen to explain a regular leaving the cast.

I think they ran out of ways to murder people, so they made the show more about the detectives personal lives and how their cases impact them. That got pretty far away from the original shows, though it seems to be what the audiences for cop shows want these days. I mean, it's obviously not for even remotely realistic policework.

Although given how many times the "heroes" violate the rights of the accused, I suppose that IS realistic...

garcet71283
Me and my wife watch this regularly.

She watches it because of the over-played drama.

I watch it for the hilarious "ripped from the headlines" (read: internet) and Ice T's contributions to the investigations.

I have been calling it the Ice T Variety Hour Featuring the Special Victims Unit Dancers for about a year now.

EvilHomer
I wonder which pony was Elliot Rodger's favorite? I'm willing to bet it was Spike.
eatenmyeyes
Sombra: Completely devoid of any personality except for a desire to dominate others.

Cena_mark
Spike isn't even a pony. Are you taking crazy pills?

Caminante Nocturno
Spike was raised by ponies as a pony. He's a pony in spirit.

Cena_mark
He is a pathetic excuse for a dragon. I wonder if Equestrian society has a word for dragons who are ponies on the inside.

EvilHomer
Didn't you watch s02e21 "Dragon Quest"? It is clearly established that Spike is a pony, not a dragon.

garcet71283
Wasn't spike the token "Male" character in the old 80s show that was introduced in an attempt to get boys to watch the show and buy the toys?

Worked...20 years after the fact...but it seems to have worked.

EvilHomer
I have no idea; he might have been. I only ever watched, like, one episode of TOS, and then stopped, because I felt really guilty and was worried that my fellow preschoolers would laugh at me and stop being my found if they found out I was watching a girl's show. Also, I stopped watching because the show sucked (sorry, G1 fans, it's true). I don't recall there being a dragon character, but there very well could have been!

Of course, Spike's not much of a "boy" character now, leastwise not the sort of boy character whom boys would likely gravitate towards. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Big Mac, Braeburn, Shining Armor, Roid Rage, the Wonderbolts, Fluttershy, and maybe Flash Sentry - those are the FiM characters who really appeal to cis-gendered boys. Spike? Spike is a beta cuck who gets bullied merciless by his M'ladies, and in at least one episode, snaps like Elliot Rodger and goes full-on serial killer. Fortunately, he gets cuck'd and put in his place again before he can do any lasting damage, but you can see the self-righteous murder in his eyes as he prepares to devour Rarity and all her bitch pony friends for not rewarding his Nice Guy-ness with plot.

If anything, Spike is there to appeal to wizards and TFLers.

EvilHomer
Not that Spike's desire for murder is entirely unwarranted, mind you. If some girls had left Elliot Rodger on a frozen lake and laughed as the ice broke and he fell in and nearly drowned, then his anger might have been somewhat understandable, at least towards those girls specifically. Spike sets himself up for failure, but he is definitely the victim of some pretty perverse bullying.

Relevant TFL video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfLVkmGEpPI

Binro the Heretic
Except Rodger never stabbed anybody. That would have been too "up-close & personal" for a killer like him
BHWW
Rodger stabbed his first three male victims in his apartment.

Binro the Heretic
That, I did not know. I try to avoid learning about assholes like Rodger and their grisly acts.

Caminante Nocturno
And that' why you'll never get a job writing for SVU.

Binro the Heretic
I thought people were sentenced to write SVU for committing crimes against humanity.

BHWW
Hey, lots of people were even quicker to jump on the Elliot Rodger case for their own ends, why would the L&O: Rape Squad (in Color!) crew be any different.
EvilHomer
Hell yeah, I jumped on the Elliot Rodger thing the first chance I got!

Xenocide
The year is 1966, and you and I are undercover detectives on the big rape circuit. NOW LET'S BURN RUBBER, BABY!

SteamPoweredKleenex
It's nothing special. The original L&O had cases based on real-life events before the corpses were even cold. They even did an ep based on Michael Jackson dangling his kid over a balcony.

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