This show should be studied in film school for its screen play. Coz the actors aint exceptional but the show comes out in flying colors.
This show is such a disapointment-political agenda and neverending pans of the characters faces mostly good old mariska and tired understanding feel good dialogue-it used to be a great cop show now it should be shown about two oclock in the afternoon with the rest of the soap operas.
The dialogue for this show is well-written and engaging, and I especially like the character of Barba. Many episodes lack the intensity of shows such as Criminal Minds or Hannibal--in the episodes I've seen on Netflix (which, to be fair, only has four seasons), the victims are usually alive and the killers are usually in custody, which means bringing about justice a little less urgent. Most of the villains are normal people who are simply driven by lust, so we don't get to experience the fractured worldviews of other villains from shows such as Gotham, Hannibal, or Criminal Minds. Still, there is a little bit of crazy mixed in there, even if it's not as much as I like. Overall, I get why so many people adore this show.
I have just finished watching the 2-hour season finale of this show. It will be the last time I watch this series. This show was, for many years, a solid police drama, focusing on bringing attention to the horrors of various kinds of sexual violence; and the hard work of the police to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice. Over the past few seasons, it has become increasingly dominated by scripts which continuously push the liberal agenda down the throats of the audience. It is no longer entertainment with a strong message that every American can accept. It is pure liberal propaganda, like so much of the trash coming out of the "entertainment" industry today. ABC leads the parade for this kind of preaching; but NBC is gaining on them; and this show is one of the worst. Week after week the permanent cast is shoving liberal talking points at us; showing us how "wrong" we are if we don't openly and blindly accept transsexuals, illegal aliens, killers and rapists who were abused as children, all Muslims, and every other liberal excuse for a human being that walks the planet. Well, NBC, you have every right to your opinion on such matters. But you are violating the concept of "entertainment" when you push your beliefs at me, and expect me to accept is as such. I'm done with this show; and I'm dropping a lot of other shows across all networks this year as your industry continues to attack MY beliefs, and blatantly shove YOUR beliefs at me in your scripts. I hope that many Americans will also recognize your disgusting propaganda, and stop watching your network!