Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fourth Year
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From season 6 and on, the show has dealt with, divorces, the "will they or won't they" quiestion of the Benson/Stabler romance, choosing partners over civilians, FBI agent and possible love interest of Benson, and more recently, baby drama. They'll be little of that in the season 4 box set of SVU. This season follows the protocol of seasons 1-3, which is very little character growth and little to no romantic moments between any of the characters, save episode 12, Risk, in which the characters go undercover and there is a few brief romantic moments between Benson/Stabler.
Now please, do not get me wrong, while this season contains the few elements of the recent episodes, this is still a wonderful season, filled with character driven plots, very memorable episodes, as well as little known gems. Such as the one I mentioned above "Risk" One of the more famous SVU episodes in which the team deals with a drug dealer, and has every member go undercover. Another memorable episode is "Futility" (Or the episode commonly known among fans as 'the one where Fred Savage hits Olivia') And another wonderful episode, and my first ever episode ever in the history of this show, is "Damaged" where a 16 year old sociopath and her sister are involved in a shootout, but the circumstances aren't as clear cut as it may seem.
All in all this is a wonderful season, one which I encourage any SVU fan to buy, and all family and friends of an SVU fanatic to buy seeing how this box set goes on sale December 4th, just in time for the Holidays.
The acting is great, the plots are amazing and draw in you from the first "dum dum". Since it deals with sensitive subject matter, the episodes may not be appropriate for all viewers. There is high replayability with these episodes which is why it is worth the purchase. If you enjoy crime dramas, especially crime dramas that help open debate and deal with taboo topics, then this is the show for you. I guarentee you will enjoy it.
Season Four is of course the fourth year in the series. There is somewhat of a timeline although some of the extended plots that go through the seasons are largely ignored in this season. We don't get much of the detectives personal lives so there is no story arc there. But each episode is its own complete story, and they serve ok on their own.
Season Four has twenty five episodes. And not all of these episodes are all that great. If fact, there were several that I fell asleep through as they just didn't keep my interest. Now I have seen all of these before, so that could be part of the problem, but really, I haven't has as much trouble with that on the first three season. I think that maybe these just weren't as interesting or imaginative and that the characters just weren't up to their usual stellar performances. I did enjoy the Episode "Tortured" as it brought up some issues that happen in other countries and the difference between the USA and other governments on how they are handled. Likewise, "Angels" was heartbreaking and had a very good child actor in it. However, those episodes that put me to sleep were "Appearances" about the child pageant industry and "Futility". They weren't bad episodes per say, but especially with Pageant, it felt a little contrived.Read more ›
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more time you see more you like this.
But maybe is too long afther more tha 14 season. This one is very fresh
Not good. Got two end of the season but no beginning of the season discs.Published 6 months ago by Ryan Strandberg
I am a late-comer to the Law & Order phenomenon. I didn’t get interested in the show until about six months ago and now I have made it through season 10. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Linda
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