Law & Order: SVU Review: Nothing Beats a Great Pair of Legs

You know it's going to be an interesting night on SVU when someone finds a severed leg. Unfortunately, this episode doesn't quite deliver on the thrilling promise given by its subject matter - body modification.

"Strange Beauty" is supposedly about the strange subculture of body modification. But, like many SVU episodes, the world of piercings, tattoos, ear hangings, etc. that the detectives investigate when tracking down their suspect is only a distraction from the real suspect.

Red herrings are common on the series. Just two weeks ago, genetic sexual attraction was used as titillating, albeit disgusting, explanation for the crimes of a donor dad. This time, the detectives spent the better part of the evening investigating Nina Raedo's body modification tendencies and tracking down the person responsible for giving her elf ears. Read More...


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