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Law and Order: SVU Season 14 Review “Funny Valentine” – Deadly Attraction

Is it clever or lazy to mention the real-life couple around which your ripped-from-the-headlines story is based over the course of telling said story? Either way, the writers of “Funny Valentine,” this week’s episode of Law and Order: SVU, made it absolutely clear to anyone who has been living under a pop culture rock for the past few years that they were trying to tell the story of Chris Brown and Rihanna, or at least the worst case scenario of what could happen between them.

It’s hard to argue with their logic, but at the same time, it’s also hard to imagine that even Chris Brownwould be dumb enough to murder a man in the middle of a crowded party or strangle his girlfriend on aromantic cruise for two. That is what we were supposed to swallow with this whole story, and I really think that going so over-the-top did the very serious topic a disservice.

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