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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The Fifth Year
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The only thing that I don't like about this DVD set is the double sided discs, but that disadvantage is completely overlooked by everything else.
Here are my top five favorite shows on this DVD set:
As far as the DVDs themselves, I was a little disappointed that they went the cheaper route and used 2 sided DVDs. In my experience, these get messed up a little easier due to the fact that there isn't a side that can take a little injury, and no matter how careful you are with your DVDs, you are going to encounter fingerprints and/or scratches.
There weren't many extras but I rarely watch those anyway. The "police sketches" of Ice-T, BD Wong, and Dann Florek were interesting, though. I was disappointed in the SVU alumni montage because I think it missed some good stars that have appeared.
All in all this DVD set is great.
ADA Casey Novak (Diane Neal) is her replacement, and she doesn't quite fill Cabot's shoes. Her character is less interesting and a little more whiny and she is constantly crusading for different causes. Also, she's not nearly as good a lawyer. But she's not all horrible, and she gets the job done I suppose.
One complaint I've always had about the show is that Det. Stabler's character sometimes overshadows the other detectives, who are more entertaining. His "bad cop" routine and constant squinting get on my nerves after a while. Det. Munch (Richard Belzer) is horribly overlooked, and it's a shame because he is the funniest and most interesting of the four detectives. Also, even though she's one of the two main detectives, Det. Benson doesn't have enough of a role on the show. When she is leading an investigation, she often ends up making mistakes, even though she is much more level-headed than her partner, which isn't quite fair to her character.
I didn't quite mean to ramble so much, but these flaws seem to become magnified come season 5. Despite this, it has some of show's best episodes, including "Loss," "Lowdown," and "Mean." I can't wait until they release seasons 2-4.
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I have always been a fan of this show and I started out at a young age and I'm surprised my parents let me watch this show considering I was probably 10 or 11 and they are talking... Read morePublished 6 days ago by .
I received it today and the entire DVD case was beat up and torn apart. I purchased it "new" and the whole thing is falling apart. Very disappointed.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I ordered this on because my son is in one of the episodes!Published 12 days ago by Jacqueline Bonafide
Came sooner than expected and worked great! Thanks. I had been searching for it locally more than a year. So I'm very happyPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this series. Dick Wolf takes you right to the edge of your chair then the episode ends.. Argh!!Published 3 months ago by Milo Bloom
I was one who did not watch Law & Order when everyone else did, at the height of its popularity. Years after L & O: SVU ended its tv series, I watched some reruns on t.v. Read morePublished 3 months ago by StarZ
Double sided discs were the WORST idea ever.... They're so scratched (right out of the package), I can't watch half of the episodes! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kendall
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