Law & Order: SVU Review: From Russia with Love

I'm torn. On the one hand, I really enjoyed parts of this week's episode "Russian Brides."  But on the other hand, the repetitiveness of the show's themes and crimes has made it difficult to be eager for new episodes. This wasn't a terrible episode; in fact, there were some pretty enjoyable moments, especially those involving Cragen. However, for many weeks I've had the same response to each episode: haven't we seen this before?

The whole Russian bride/prostitute angle has been explored before, as well as the danger of the Russian mob. It's true that these earlier shows explored slightly different stories, but the episode really repeated a lot similar themes: the secrecy of the mob, the poor treatment of the prostitutes, and the ruthlessness of the mob. Read More...


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