Watching the show now for the first time since last season. God, she looks so haggard and is absolutely sleepwalking through her role. Meloni doesn''t look half as bored. Why doesn''t she just leave? Is the show doing well enough this season to warrant a renewal? It''s kind of a campfest.
I don''t think so
Haggard? I don''t think so. And SVU is one of the better series on TV.
And then what will she do? Lifetime movies?
Haggard, OP? She may look tired but she is nowhere near haggard. She looks great. \
Meloni and Belzer are the ones that look haggard.
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She already did a Lifetime movie called "Plain Truth" and played a criminal lawyer. %0D\
She has no range and is known as Olivia Benson for the rest of her career. From that perspective it''s the best thing to ride SVU out and cash in the money. What other options does she have?
Why doesn''t she leave? Because she knows she''ll never find another role because she can''t act. She lucked into the SVU gig, in my opinion.
Why doesn''t she leave, OP? Why would she leave? She is the highest paid actress on tv at the moment. She is making close to 7 million a year. Would you leave that kind of money? She would be an idiot if she left.\
Why doesn''t Meloni leave? The same exact reason. They have both been typecast in their roles and won''t be working much after this. They are going to ride the SVU train to the bitter end. \
Ice-T said it best when he was asked how long he plans on staying with SVU. He said he''ll stay as long as Dick Wolf wants him.
She''s showing her age, but her bod is still looking good.%0D\
I like SVU and Mariska''s Olivia a lot, but no way should she have gotten an Emmy nom over Katey Sagal. MH obviously has business cred within the tv world.
I just saw that episode of Seinfeld she was in. She has a gift for comedy. That would be a good next career move.
Belzer has always looked rough, but in the last few years he''s gotten almost skeletal. I''ve heard he''s fighting cancer.
Haggard? She looks great. She doesn''t look 25 anymore, but so what?
Who are these people claiming her body looks good? While she looks good FOR HER AGE she could stand to lose a few pounds. \
Anyway, horrid actress.
You are wrong on both counts, weight and talent.
She has great genes and is aging well. %0D\
Since she cannot act at all she is playing things smart and just riding out this show. Who can blame her? %0D\
Maybe when this show folds she will do a supporting role in an indie pic for shits and giggles. That is the only thing which could break her out of typecasting. %0D\
Horrid, horrid actress.
just for r17
She looks fine considering the show has been on for, what, 11-12 years? No wonder they all look like they all look like they''re sleepwalking through their roles. I''m sure it''s so inspiring to get a script signed by Speed Weed and have to cringe inside reading the lines that could''ve been written by a drunken chimp.
Sorry no one else but me seems to have gotten the sly humor, R6. %0D\
In my years here at DL, I''ve noticed the Mriska lovers/haters have the least sense of humor.
I agree that she needs to lose weight. I am not into the waif look but as an actress she has to take some of that baby weight off. She''s too thick. She needs to look like she did back in her "short hair" days.
She also scored yet another SAG nomination, last week.\
Suck on that, freaks!
So now that means she''s overweight AND she''s a got a SAG nomination.
If SVU is one of the better shows on television, then I am going to through my tv off a cliff, closely followed by its owner.\
Why don''t the SAGs'' just give away nom''s in cereal boxes, and be done with it?\
I figure any actor with a brain would age five years every time they opened their new SVU script. The insultingly bad plots have been going on for a few years, that might explain why the entire cast looks either stupefied or confused, or in Florek''s case - both.
Looks hot as hell here. I love a confident woman in a hot blue skirt suit.
Yeah, I agree with the other poster. She never got off all the baby weight.
Mariska and Chris both have their appeal, but this show has played out long ago. They''ve both made a lot of money, so they wouldn''t have to work again. Pull the plug on SVU.
I''m watching SVU from the beginning. Some of the episodes were SO good. Great acting, great writing, that''s all long gone :(\
Oh, and Mariska said in a recent interview, that she''s not going to be the same size that she was before she had her baby.\
Guess she just wants to be thick and happy!
I agree...she looks hotter in that dress and less on in her "Benson" clothes.
That should be "less SO in her Benson clothes."
Agree with op. Looking haggard.
OP is obviously totally blind
[quote]I just saw that episode of Seinfeld she was in. She has a gift for comedy. That would be a good next career move.\
Well, her mom had a real flair for comedy. Maybe she inherited the comedy gene
Is next season their last?
Nope, I thought they had one more year. Can Stephanie March''s character please come back, whisk Benson off into the sunset, and let this franchise end?
I swear there are some episodes where the entire cast - usually at least proficient and often very good - decided to give laughably bad performances, maybe just to see if anyone would notice.
The pic at R23''s link screams DYKE
The pic at R23''s link screams gorgeous dyke.
I love when she looked like that picture at R23. Now she looks like she''s a soccer mom trying to be a cop. Enough with the long hair and make-up...make her a hot butch.
[quote]If SVU is one of the better shows on television, then I am going to through my tv off a cliff, closely followed by its owner.%0D\
In only the past couple of seasons, Benson has had 2 children left to her care, Stabler has been shot and jumped off a building and survived, and viewers have been able to guess the twist endings of a lot of the shows by the first 12 minutes. This show has run it''s course and I think that might be one of the reasons why the actors look the way they do. It cannot be inspiring to come into work and play the same laborious character and the same tired storylines day in and day out. As for her Mariska looking thick, while gay & lesbian DLers might not find that look attractive, there are still countless lezzies who do.
Peter is hot%0D\
Mariska is not fat
really r6? she doesn''t seem gay at all to me, especially with her recent weight gain. she is quite feminine and voluptuous.\
in fact, i wouldn''t be surprised if she and meloni were having an affair!
Mariska doesn''t seem to be gay to me either R52 although I think her and Chris M are just friends and nothing more.%0D\
I think Mariska''s weight gain has aged her. She looks more like mid-50''s now after the baby.
How much do Meloni and Hargitay make from syndication? I think it''s publicly known (albeit not to me) how much they make per episode. But in what way and with what price tag do actors get royalties from reruns in syndication? With 14 seasons on their belt with constant reruns they must make a good living just from that.
What will she do after SVU is over? She is so connected to her Benson character that she''ll have a hard time getting other work. It''s like Sam Watterston...what has he done but commercials?
I''m watching an old episode. \
Who''s her gf?
She doesn''t need to act, R11. The power of her sensual magnetism is irresistible to men and women of any age, as demonstrated in script after script.
I don''t watch SVU anymore, but I am waiting for the L&O Criminal Intent premiere on May 1 with Vincent and Kathryn.
Vincent is back?
Yeah, Vincent''s back and I''m so glad.\
I absolutely could not stand Goldblum. \
Have always liked him before but just hated him on L&O CI.
She''s very lucky. She''s not that great looking. Her acting can best be described as "wooden." But she got a role on a popular tv series and makes tons of money. Lucky.%0D\
The only other acting I saw her do before SVU was the role of Mark Green''s temporary girlfriend on E.R. She played a sweet airhead named Cynthia and she did it quite well. She was a lot more convincing as a sweet airhead than a tough as nails cop.
Oh my god this new episode of SVU is ridiculous
Lori Singer looks good - she must be in her 50s by now. John Stamos too. This episode is so stupid, though. "Reproductive assault?" Um, ok.%0D\
Mariska and Chris lucked into the best gig on TV.
I don''t know how any of them got through a single take without cracking up.
Well ... %0D\
If she is gay and her husband is too they must get along pretty well. No scandals, gossip or any revealing pictures in the past couple of years.%0D\
The quality of the program has definitely taken a nosedive in the latter years. %0D\
That high-tech computer and monitor system they have in their squadroom is so unrealistic it''s ridiculous.
so what do we think of her so far?
NOW she looks haggard.
Here in the UK I have only just discovered SVU and have only seen a few episodes, but more are running on a cable channel.
We did not know this show at all here, so Mariska (and Meloni) are unknown here. I am amazed that she is Jayne Mansfield's daughter and was in that car crash, when she was 3. She does look like her mother - is that of any relevance to her fame in America now?
We have our own English version of Law & Order - Law & Order UK which I have been watching religiously, with our own casts including the lovely Jamie Bamber, out gay Ben Daniels etc.
She has certainly made more than her mother ever did !
She has lived a lot longer than her mother.
[quote]She does look like her mother - is that of any relevance to her fame in America now?
Not really. Mariska is now sufficiently famous in her own right as a TV star that her parentage is a footnote. Plus, many younger viewers have no idea who Jayne Mansfield or Mickey Hargitay even were.
R72- we get L&O UK here on BBC America. Adore Jamie Bamber. We are on the second season, Ben Daniels is gone. Afraid something has happened to Bamber's character too. Guess I will find out when I watch the rest of the two part episode.
Isn't Mariska leaving after the first 13 this year?
Her breasts are gigantic
On the upside, they seem to have given Speed Weed the sack, so that's at least a moderate improvement right there.
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There are a few close-up scenes which make her look really tired. Isn't she turning 50 soon?
I also think she gained a couple of extra EXTRA pounds as well.
R78 - Well I like that.
Watching now. She looks fabulous.
The show has taken a decided turn for the better this season. Anybody know how frequently Stephanie March will be on? Talk about looking fabulous. Unfortunately, they seem to be deliberately dialing down the subtext between Cabot and Benson, which is a damn shame and a total waste.
"She has no range..." -R5
Are you kidding? She has great range. She was in a sitcom a long time ago with Nancy McKeon, and was absolutely hilarious in it. And then she went and did a 180 with the brilliant dramatic acting she's brought to this role on SVU.
R84 must be a fangurl. Possibly blind.
Now I've always thought Mariska to be gorgeous, but I have to admit that she did look tired in last nights episode. Her face looked really tight. Body was still tight though.
You're the one who is blind, R85
And you, R85, are a moron. Possibly brain-dead.
We'll see what she is up to next. I doubt that she will turn into a total soccer mom.
She'll leave SUV when she's ready to come out. Probably around her 60th birthday, which is mid-2012.
Also, what ever happened with her swimming with the dolphins with those abuse survivors? Never happened as far as I could tell. Did the embezzlement charges have legs or did she just make them go away?
R91, there seems to be a charity event for that foundation every two weeks. Sounds like tax shelter to me.
Why would you think that, r89?
Desperate need for attention, R93.
My mom always said that women who have their first children at a later age sometimes age quicker. I think it's a old wives' tale, it all depends on genetics, diet, exercise, etc. Mariska had her son (he's adorable) at 42. It's not old, but one's metabolism does slow down at bit at that age. And it's harder to burn off any type of weight gain.
That being said, with Christopher gone, there is no reason for me to watch. I adore him.
[quote][R85], are a moron. Possibly brain-dead.
I guess the gloves are off and we are down to name calling. She is a terrible actress, you stupid cunt.
I didn't see the season opening how did they show Meloni's character leaving? Were there tearful goodbyes?
The saying "Haters Gonna Hate" never applied more to anyone than it does to R96.
Peace, love and happiness.
I watched last night and man she looked old and her eyes looked cold and dead. she acts like she hates her job and life
Mariska must hate the fact that March still looks goregous in fact, better than 10 yrs ago
I have to agree with you, r100.
I've been watching the older shows on Netflix and you can really see such a difference. Yes I know she was younger but I think the kid and the beard have really taken their toll.
She does look a bit haggard.
Also, she looks like she has gained weight.
Mariska is beautiful both inside and outside
R103, she makes at least 10 million $$$ a year, got a shitload of nannies, assistants, chefs, other staff (which incl. her 'husband')who scratch and kiss her ass.
That's one tough life.
Good, she finally learnt about method acting, R100.
I know that Mariska is set for life. She will still get money for syndication after she leaves the show.
She's looking after a baby now. A friend of mine saw her with her hubby Peter and the two kids. Their adopted baby girl is black, by the way.
I doubt that. She always had nannies on the set. Her son even had his own trailer, packed with nannies. I doubt that she is really 'looking after the baby herself.
Uh, that's the character she plays R100.
She was also upset because her partner left.
So true, r112.
r110, so why is she so haggard looking?
I caught up on the episodes that had sat on my DVR. I have to say, thus far, while the show hasn't been great, it's also been much better than last season.
And, judging by the scene where he was on the bike in Central Park in TR Knight's episode, Danny Pino has a magnificent butt.
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Under what circumstances did Stabler leave the show?
R117, do you mean Stabler, the character, or Meloni, the actor.
Reports are Meloni left because they couldn't agree on a new contract. Meaning he wanted more money. Or he was so tired of doing it, he named an astronomical amount so he wouldn't have to continue.
The character Stabler apparently shot and killed child and voluntarily retired.
Yes, Stephanie March is seriously gorgeous. Good genes? I don't know, but if she's got a magic elixir, I want some.
Diane Neal looks better, too.
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Thanks, R118. I did mean Stabler the character. They sure went OTT with it.
Well, Diane Neal and Stephanie March are both 10 years younger than Mariska Hargitay.
Anyone who think she's straight is completely fucking stupid. Her gayness was simply accepted on DL, well at least on old DL before the frau housewives infiltrated.
The only reason people don't like to bring it up in on DL anymore, or ignoring r6 and telling them to shut up, is that the lesbians on old DL overdid it with multiple 600 post threads, rehashing over and over again all the information we already knew. (And we knew quite a fucking bit, and yes, her and Maria Bello were fucking at one point.) That's the only reason we don't talk about it anymore, and not because anyone here seriously believes she's straight.
Most of those lesbians have migrated over to l.anon, and we don't want to bring them back.
But Mariska is gay. Very, very gay.
Neal looks like she's had a total renovation of her face to me. True? Not true?
I only saw her once briefly, but I only recognized her from her voice.
R123, yes Mariska is gay and she and Maria Bello were fucking at one point. Nobody on this thread has stated that she is straight. Calm down.
R124. I thought the same thing. Diane Neal looks like she's had work done.
OTOH, Stephanie March is sex on a stick
r125, Unless it was some DL'rs parodying the housefraus, there were multiple people upthread agreeing that she was straight, including one that said they believed she had an affair with Meloni, that's why I wrote ehat I wrote.
Is Stephanie March a Jamie-Lee Curtis style hermaphrodite? No kids, slightly masculine features, long legs, perky breasts?
I mean, I know the lack of kids could have to do with her supposed booziness and borderline eating disorder, but I can't help but wonder.
R126, 2 posts do not make multiple people. R52 and R53 were joking around. Everybody knows that Mariska likes the ladies and that Meloni likes men. That's why they said they thought that Meloni and Hargitay had an affair. It's a long standing joke.
Having a gay husband can also prevent pregnancy, R127.
I don't know about Stephanie March, but maybe she doesn't want children? She is "only" 37, she still has a couple of years to have a child.
Or she could be a hermaphrodite.
Would explain why Flay married her.
[quote]Neal looks like she's had a total renovation of her face to me. True? Not true?
I think she's had something done, possibly to her chin (I take Botox as a given with actresses), but I also think she's lost some weight, which makes her features a bit sharper.
What do we think of Kelly Giddish?
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VotN, Giddish is completely uninteresting to me.
I watched the first episode of the season and haven't watched since. Sure, I'll probably watch episodes with her when they show up on USA at some point in the future, but I certainly won't bother making an effort to watch on NBC's schedule or record it. I've really lost interest in the program.
Mariska Hargitay just gets more ridiculous looking week by week. She's officially crossed over into looks-like-a-deranged-and-old-clown territory. Which means her acting now covers the range between A and grimace-with-a-clown face.
I like the new chick quite a lot. I want to have sex with Danny Pino. And speaking of delicious actors, where the fuck has BD Wong gone?
[quote]I like the new chick quite a lot. I want to have sex with Danny Pino. And speaking of delicious actors, where the fuck has BD Wong gone?
He's got a part on a midseason show (is it called Awake? Do I remember that right?), that stars Jason Isaacs.
He's really stretching as an actor: He's playing a psychiatrist.
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The stretch is that he's playing a white man.
I like Kelly Giddish and I like her character. I thinks she and Danny Pino will make a nice pair once Mariska's gone.
r137, I agree.
R137 and r138, I agree. Quality of the writing has also improved. More Linus Roache please. Cutter is awesome.
I have no reason to believe Mariska is gay. she is NOT gay.
show me proof and I will believe.
I once caught an episode where it was absolutely obvious that on the set someone (my bet is Richard Belzer) dared the entire cast to give the most amateurish performances they could possibly deliver. I wish I would have jotted down the name of the episode because it almost seemed as if they were conducting an experiment to see if anyone out there in tvland would notice how unbelievably bad the acting was.
I'm talking bad; beyond the worst acting you have ever seen, certainly by any professionals, anywhere. It was so clearly a hoax.
Does anyone remember having the same impression watching a specific episode of SVU?
Any clues about the plot, R141? It could have been any number of them.
yeah, 141, which one?
Saw an ep Saturday night (yes, I'm pathetic). Show much better than last few years. Pino Pino Pino.
Mariska is huge. When did she get so fat? Good episode tonight by I'm distracted by her heft and stringy hair. Oh and has pino gone shirtless yet?
r145, I think she's sublimating her queerness.
Not shirtlessness yet.
She looks unhealthy. Could she be taking steroids for that lung thing she had?
Even with Meloni, the show has sucked the last two years, with awful scripts. Just awful. And Mariska has gotten chunkier. Her longer hair makes her look even more so.
Last night's episode was good, much more of an ensemble feeling where everyone gets part of the action.
They should have gotten rid of Neal Bear sooner!
I hate that I'm thinking this, but do you suppose they'll have time to squeeze in a Penn State episode before the end of the season?
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They've already did the Penn State show, it was Danny Pino first episode.
THe one with the dad from the Wonder Years, right.
In hindsight, that's kind of creepily prescient.
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Actually enjoying it more this season because of the ensemble feeling and camp factor being kept to a minimum. Those outrageous end-of-episode plot twists out of left field were killing the show's integrity.
Mariska is not fat! She is quite busty, but probably much slimmer than those who are posting about her "hugeness".
Mariska is "big boned," never fat.
I think the really smart move the show made was dumping Speed Weed. He wrote all of the worst episodes from the last season.
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r157, OMG yes. And WTF is up with that name Speed Weed? I mean seriously, if you can't come up with a better nom de plume than that you shouldn't even be allowed in the door.
I like the new additions and agree that writing is much better. When Mariska goes I won't miss her. Continuation of L&O has never dependent on its characters; look at how the mothership survived with a changing roster throughout the years. SVU started focusing too much on the private lives of Olivia and Elliot and lost its way.
R157 Speed Weed wrote Mask which was an excellent episode with great performances by both the regular cast and Jeremy Irons.
r161, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Irons' arc was fuck awful. The show has been much, much better this year. It's boring, but at least it's mostly realistic. Dumpy cops and losing rape victims.
I was bored and watched a repeat on Saturday night.
I liked that it wasn't campy, and made you think. The episode was about a female musician who was raped in her apartment.
Mariska looked fine. Danny Pino did NOT. And he's a fucking horrible actor, too.
I predict a Meloni return.
What would be the point for Meloni to come back even if his own career is not doing great? The show is completely played out even with Speed Weed gone. What else can you say about pedophilia, rape victims, sexual abuse, etc, that hasn't been done? All the red herrings and stunt casting have been done, short of a meteorite hurling towards the Earth. It really needs to go away.
He could come back for the final season, and shoot everyone.
he's going to come back and rape mariska
No, R169. He wouldn't enjoy that. She's a woman. He would prefer B.D. Wong.
They should bring Sharon Stine back as Mariska's girlfriend and retool the show into a dark comedy about rape and murder.
The show will be over in two years.
I think r172 has a good point. Maybe the show has run its course. Someone at NBC should have "the talk" with Dick Wolf.
I'm happy to pretend to be Mr. Chris Meloni through the reruns on USA.
They were filming an SVU in my area on the UWS the other day. The notices that went up for suspended parking mentioned that they were filming L&O SVU "Starring Mariska Hargitay-Hermann and Richard Belzer"
She looked better in last night's episode. Her hair was combed and she didn't look too unkempt. The whole Gypsy storyline was godawful, as was Gilbert Gottfried, and I wish they'd stop trying to make Kelli Giddish happen.
She looked slightly better, but not much screen time. And they're giving her the passive role (let the new guys do the real work, Mariska,you come in a coupla times and look serious).
The new guys are not working- they were better in earlier episodes,but they sucked last night.
Someone at NBC probably already talked to Dick Wolf, r173.
Mariska and Chris reunite for a charity event. She looks faboo. The hair and makeup person at SVU must loathe her.
Chris ain't coming back.
He snagged a role on True Blood.
It is true, Mariska looks much better outside of SVU. It's the same with Jorja Fox on CSI. It's as tho both of them really ticked off the make up and lighting guys.
r181, any info on what is up? I saw photo's of her at a charity event and she looked great. Did the show hire methheads for wardrobe and makeup?
Mariska looks very centered and matured in her life now that she's a mother and a wife. She doesn't have to prove anything anymore.
Mariska is still a dyke and her hubby is still a queen. It is very obvious and people just lost interest in talking about it.
A LESBIAN? Her mother was JAYNE MANSFIELD!!!
i've got a samsung LED tv ....believe me, mariska is looking VERY weathered.
[quote] any info on what is up? I saw photo's of her at a charity event and she looked great. Did the show hire methheads for wardrobe and makeup?
I don't know, unless she has a personal photographer shooting all her off screen shots and photoshoping the heck out of them, SVU is definitely messing with her. Plus, she never gets to do anything these days but look serious and mope...
Were Alex and Olivia on a date on Wednesday's episode? They were at the skating rink and Olivia asked Alex to "do this again" and Alex said "yes". I never thought Mariska would give in to the subtext. She must be desperate for attention.
That's what I thought....ooooh Olivia finally on a date with Alex...
But have you ever seen two people more dejected after skating? I mean, at the very least, your adrenaline would be up just from the exercise of it. They both looked suicidal.
r192, I don't think they both looked dejected. Olivia was pretty much smiling the entire time and the only thing Alex was sad about was that she [italic]doesn't[/italic] get to do stuff like that more often because work takes up so much of her time. That basically confirms that she was glad to be there, especially since she didn't hesitate to say "yeah" when Olivia asked to do it again. I think Alex's remark wasn't indicative of her mood overall for the outing, but it was just an isolated remark.
My thoughts exacly, r189!
Since the ratings are low, the producers should play more into that. But, now Olivia is going to be dating a guy, perphaps Alex can be jealous.
[quote]Since the ratings are low, the producers should play more into that. But, now Olivia is going to be dating a guy, perphaps Alex can be jealous.
Didn't Stephanie March say she was all up for it?
I'm convinced TPTB would at least amp up the subtext if it wasn't for Mariska and her "OLIVIA NEEDS A MAN!" mantra the past 10 years.
The quotes from Stephanie and Neal Bear (links to Afterellen):
[italic]In a press call today attended by one of our freelance reporters, Jim Halterman (who relayed the info to me), Stephanie answered similar questions — and was much more encouraging about the possibility of an Alex/Olivia relationship than I was.
First, when asked whether Alex Cabot is returning in a relationship or not, she said, "She’s on the prowl. She’s not tied to too many people."
On whether she's going to be prowling strictly for men, March replied, "I think we haven’t determined all of it yet. I think some of it’s still a mystery."
Finally, when Melissa Lee of ILoveTelevision.com asked whether Alex and Olivia are in love and just not realizing it yet, March answered, "I’m not saying we’re not...I’m not saying we’re not in love."
Executive Producer Neal Baer acknowledged on the call that he and the writers are very aware of the lesbian following for March and Hargitay, and March added that the Alex/Olivia shipping doesn't bother her in the least. "I would make the vote on Prop 8 that would make your readers happy," she said. [/italic]
I'm with you on that, r197. I think deep down that Mariksa might be homophobic.
I might not extect a full blown relationship between Olivia/Alex, but I would love for them to play with that notion. It will surely make people talk about the show.
It certainly would, r194.
That show fell off years ago, it used to be AWESOME but we all know that. She has a few extra pounds but looks good. I agree she does look haggard sometimes and I'm a woman who's always glad to see women age naturally, it seems more than just aging, I don't know..? I found that I liked when the show started focusing on different combos on the characters, though, I didn't care for them making Munch captain, though it a waste but it makes sense storyline-wise. They could've used that to refocus and bring some energy back to the franchise, I could see lots of high energy, big case-energy station scenes with him making the decisions...could've been good. Too late now
Actually, I find her character far more interesting this season once they toned down the histrionics, crying, identification with the victims, etc. She works much better as a seasoned, jaded detective whose work really scarred her in a quiet way. Kelly Giddish is also a good addition to the show but Danny Pino's character is kind of pointless and I don't care for him at all. And I say that as a gay man.
They had a great opportunity 3 years ago when Stephanie March came back. There were a couple of different angles they could've used (delving into Cabot's personal life and her "adjustment" after being in Witsec). The producers have been too busy for the last 6 years trying to get Mariska Emmy's that they basically killed the show. I don't blame Meloni for leaving. He hasn't looked back.
I prefer Kate Beckett on Castle, myself.
As much as they tried to build "chemistry" between Connick and Mariska, it was a FAILURE. I guess they thought if they brought him in looking like Peter Hermann, people would buy into it. They have a good thing going with Benson and Cabot. Hopefully, they will explore that relationship a little more. I miss Meloni!!
So, seriously, what's the deal with her and Hillary Swank? They're both going to be Grand Marshalls at Mardi Gras. They seem to conveniently turn up together at events, and Mariska interviewed her to try to get her out of hot water over the Chechen thing.
I've got to think she could do better than Hillary.
She has a harem.
Good to know. Any names other than Hillary and Maria ? (and don't anyone include Peter).
what exactly is wrong with some of you people? why do you feel it necessary to tear down a beautiful and talented woman who earns more than you will in your entire lifetimes...it's really pathetic guys. Take your own inventories...you sound pitiful
So, assuming she's gay and asking who her girfriends are is 'tearing her down'??
Boy, you haven't read many of of the threads on DL, have you? The posts on this thread are the equivalent of a ticker tape parade.
Go start a thread on why we tear Gwyneth down, pop a couple of 5 hour energy and wear mittens over your typing fingers. You'll need 'em.
So, last night, that was the "Give me an Emmy," episode, right?
I do think that she is beautiful and talented. However, the writers have been doing a dumb-ass awful job. How many times do they have to drag out the "my mother was raped" or "I almost was raped" lines? At this point you can see them coming twenty minutes ahead of time.
I preferred Andre Braugher as a potential romantic interest, but I guess that was too radical for them. I don't have anything against Henry Connick, but they make a rather bland couple.
Agree r214, I find the Mariska/Connick chemistry to be boring and very forced.
I don't miss Meloni because I got sick of Stabler's family drama and anger issues. Nothing against the actor though. Writing has thankfully gotten better.
Since when could someone like Olivia attract the attention of a gorgeous man like Harry Connick Jr.?
That stretches incredulity.
I've missed several episodes since the show is actually boring to me now and never saw that interaction with Cabot or the skating.
I guess I could tune in and try to see it.
They looked so sad at the skating rink...it was depressing.
"She has no range and is known as Olivia Benson for the rest of her career"
And you know this from what, this one show she has been on for many years? It's pretty hard to be diverse when you don't have the opportunity to do so.
I haven't seen her in anything but this show and her appearance on "Seinfeld", so that's my information on her 'range'. I don't watch Lifetime, so I didn't see the Lifetime movie mentioned here.
Every actor and actress, except for Meryl Streep, gets cast in a certain type of role they're known for.
Julia Roberts keeps playing the same role over and over again, even in a drama, she giggle slike lunatic! It's the same for many actors and actresses, DL simply has it in for Mariska because the rabid posters here think she's closeted.
The DL hate for her has nothing to do with her acting, because there's ton of shitty actresses working on TV, and in movies, women you guys don't rant about on an almost daily basis.
"Since when could someone like Olivia attract the attention of a gorgeous man like Harry Connick Jr.?"
In what alternate universe is Harry Connick "gorgeous"? He is attractive, not gorgeous.
He is surprisingly good as an actor, something I was shocked to find out when I first saw him in some film many years ago, though I'd hardly call Connick "gorgeous", he can definitely act.
Mariska recently announced she will be returning for another season of SVU
She will have no career after SVU. She's old, limited, and C-list. Two years ago, there would've been at least 30 Mariska Hargitay threads. Even the lezzies are over her and her closeted behavior. She's a phony.
I think she's gonna stay with SVU as long as she can. There are lots of interviews where she talks about worrying about money. Whether the fear is real or delusional, she has three kids now, she's in this until it dies.
Great, now I remember how pissed I am that there was no CopyCat 2. That character he played was great. They should've had him escape in the sequel and S.W. try to track him down (before he tracks her down, maybe?)
I still want that movie made.
True, r224, Copycat was a very good movie. I am rather indiferent to Connick but I'll always remember him for that movie.
She's not a kid and didn't she have a baby a few years ago...that will make any older woman look haggard, why do they do it?
she looks bloated and haggard. Is she on the sauce?
I miss my Chris too, but it's all for the best; the show in on the downswing.
The Datalounge's favorite SVU episode "911" is running tonight at 10PM on USA!
Help me, Oleeeebia!
She won the Emmy for that episode.
I'd still hit it.
Doesn't she make like $400,000 an episode? I'd hang on too!
The recent epsiode where it is revealed that she is dating Cassidy (aka Mayhem man) is the most stupid plot line I have ever seen...and that's saying something for this show. Do the writers really think that Benson would slum it with Cassidy? She looks so uncomfortable around men. Just have her with a woman already.
Didn't Benson and Cassidy have a one-might stand back in Season 1? Benson told him something like 'don't get used to it,'