I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I’m about to express are that of my own and some of yours. (Cut to the Opening Credit scene of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” then clips of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” play as the “Law & Order: SVU” theme song plays in the foreground James does a voiceover)
As of this post, Law & Order: Special Victims is gearing up for it’s 21st season. The series has come a LONG way from the first Spin Off of “Law & Order”. This series has become a cultural landmark, having made a household name out of Mariska Hargitay, changed how rape and abuse is looked upon in the media and has become the longest running drama in the history of Television. But how has it earned that distinction? What has kept the show going after tumultuous cast departures, an episode that will never see the light of day and everything else that would’ve ended a series like this only a few years in? (Cut to James physically)
Well this will definitely not be your usual Mini-Review/Editorial, I will be talking about subjects I naturally try to avoid when it comes my work because I don’t want to alienate ANYONE by going into subjects that divide people like Politics and my views on certain subjects so bear in mind if I say something that may contradict certain things mentioned as to how certain people say and or how they would do things in the real world. So let’s get into the whats, the hows and whys as we find the secret that has made “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” the longest running Primetime Drama in TV History.