I’ve never been a HUGE L&O fan. That’s not to say that I dislike the show, but rather if I’m in the mood to get all riled up over smoking guns and lies from the mouths of babes, I will curl up to a good episode from the Special Victims Unit. Having said that, last week’s episode reminded me that I need to watch “Law & Order: SVU” on a more consistent basis. I was hooked on seeing Carly Rose Sonenclar (“X Factor”!!!), Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”!!!), and Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom!!!), was disturbed, yet not extremely surprised by the crazy twist in the plot, and impressed by the fact that a fictional character did what so many people in real life fail to do: tell someone the truth in order to relieve them of further heartbreak and a wasted life down the line.
This episode managed to pack in race/class issues, child molestation, and our society’s obsession with fame and reality TV show singing competitions all in one go. “Dissonant Voices” was a great L&O: SVU episode for me to watch as I ease my way back to studying Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay’s acting every week.