I`m fed up.
When my family subscribed to Netflix, I was delighted to see they have NBC`s Law & Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit)
listed in their "Watch Instantly"
category. Basically what that means is that I can turn on what was one of my favorite shows, about good cops finding bad sexual predators, and watch it on my laptop. It`s useful while cooking dinner, cleaning up or fiddling around with busy-work in other windows on my computer. And the fact that there are no commercials is a big plus.
Well, I just finished the first season. Half way through I was already able to predict each episode`s perpetrator. Allow me to illustrate by listing descriptions of the first five criminals:
1: Two white women
mutilate and kill a white man
, but are sympathetic characters because the man they kill had raped them previously. A seperate middle-aged white man
makes a cameo appearance and is convicted of a lewd act.
2: Another middle-aged white man
makes a lewd act cameo. The rapist in the main plot is the wealthy, middle-aged white father
of the victim.
3: This killer duo are a wealthy middle-aged white male and white female couple
who rape and kill as a team. Episode features yet another middle-aged white father
cameo, in which the father is accused of encouraging his son to rape.
4: Rapist/killer is a young wealthy white male
, whose victim was a highly educated middle-class black girl mistaken for whore (because she dressed like one). Features a fourth middle-aged white cameo
5: Main suspect is a white middle-aged mother
, and the actual perp is a teenage white girl
So it has become pretty obvious. Even without the commercials, I get the message they`re selling: these crimes are only
committed by white people - of all ages and genders, even teenage girls! - and usually by wealthy men, often fathers
Of the entire first season (and folks, that`s almost 21 hours of television, with 37+ white suspects about 30 of whom confess) there is only one (1) non-white perpetrator. And even he gets his own pity party. He only molested that little boy because it`s what his wealthy, white, middle-aged father-figure
did to him first! He was taught that behavior by Whitey! He`s not really
a bad guy! Promise!
The only thing "special"
about the "Special Victims Unit"
is their interpretation of crime statistics.
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