What Shows Can You Not Stop Binge-Watching?
Last week I was quarantined all alone and I watched hours upon hours of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and I'm not going to lie, I can't stop.
I knew I had been watching a little too much when I started noticing how desensitized I was becoming to all of it.
Now if you need a reminder, "SVU" is the one about "sexually-based offenses" that are "considered especially heinous."
This show has made history in many ways and even in the earlier episodes (we're talking early-2000s) they were tackling social issues we are still seeing today and I think it has also made me more familiar with the law and how it works.
I used to watch it sporadically with my parents growing up...I know, I know, a weird thing to all watch as a family...however now I am absolutely loving working my way through the 22 seasons available on Hulu as an adult who can actually make sense of it all.
It definitely is weird to see some of my favorite (former) child actors who used to grace my television on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel playing rapists, victims, etc...but hey, they're diverse!
Shows like this are often dramatized so I understand it is not 100-percent accurate to how real police and detective work really goes however, I definitely feel like it does a better job than most.
Sure, I have been desensitized a bit to the point I may or may not have laughed a little bit at an episode where an evil man got his junk chopped off on the subway...that's neither here nor there...the point is this show makes me feel a lot smarter about the law and also continues to help facilitate conversations around these types of social issues.
While I binge "SVU" here are some other binge-worthy shows and about how long it takes to watch them all: