TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
ADA Rafael Barba is played by Raul Esparza, a Broadway star with many award nominations and awards. Coincidentally (or maybe not), in a deleted scene Barba mentions he is going to be seeing Hamilton, one of the most famous Broadway shows to date.
Det. Olivia Benson:
Your one night as a bachelor and you go to the grocery store? That's lame.
Det. Elliot Stabler: A grocery store with strippers.
The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a few kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event.
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk.
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