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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The First Year [DVD]


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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Special victims unit: The beginning
    • Dann Florek's squad room walk-through


    The first season of the popular Law & Order spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit begins with the episode "Payback," with the SVU investigating the murder and sexual mutilation of a former Serbian soldier -- who also happened to be a rapist. Quickly establishing their characters, Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) conducts the investigation in a cool, detached manner, while Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), a child of rape, cannot help but sympathize with the murderer rather than the victim. Later episodes introduce new characters or further develop the personalities of the familiar regulars. In "Closure," Benson and first-year Detective Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters) spend the night together; in "Limitations," Michelle Hurd joins the cast as streetwise Detective Monique Jeffries; and in the season finale, circumstances dictate that a forensic psychologist recommends that Stabler, outwardly the most "normal" member of the team, be removed from the SVU for emotional instability. The season's most intriguing episode is the aforementioned "Closure," a two-part story which would not be resolved until season two. And finally, "Entitled" finds Law & Order: Special Victims Unit involved in a crossover plot with its parent series, Law & Order, allowing the casts of both series to work in concert. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew

    • Mariska Hargitay - Sgt. Olivia Benson
    • Kelli Giddish - Det. Amanda Rollins
    • Ice-T - Det. Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
    • Peter Scanavino - Det. Dominick "Sonny" Carisi
    • Raúl Esparza - ADA Rafael Barba

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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Family Affair"


      This was actually a gift for christmas for my 27 year old son. I've watched this show for years and had no idea my son and many of his friends also watched it. I got him years 1-2. He'll get the rest for birthday gifts,etc if he continues to enjoy them. I know I do. Great actors too!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Series


      I really love this series of all the Law and Orders. It is so neat to get to see this going from one story to another without all the commercials. I will probably be ordering some more of these series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Got this for my 16 yr old son as a gift. He loves SVU! He is so thrilled with it and has told me that getting him gifts will be super easy now!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Set


      I am so glad to find the first season Law & Order SVU because I am a big fan and can never catch the first season on TV.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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