March 2nd, 2005

Frank and Tim by logand

Law and Order: Special Ripoff Unit

In the first season of Homicide: Life on the Street, there was an episode titled "Three Men and Adena." The premise of the episode is that Bayliss and Pembleton have twelve hours to interrogate the chief suspect in the rape and murder of 11-year-old Adena Watson and if they don't break him in that time, he's gone forever.

"Three Men and Adena" is widely considered one of the finest episodes of Homicide and some critics consider it one of the best hours ever aired on network television, period. I kid you not, a New York Times article reported that some police departments use it as a training video.

Last night's episode of Special Victims Unit was just like "Three Men and Adena", only without the brilliant writing and subtle acting.

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