This Is How You Get Sucked Into An “SVU” Marathon

You blink and suddenly you’ve spent your entire day watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. What is this sorcery?!

1. You’re flipping channels when you stumble on an episode of SVU. And it’s JUST STARTING.

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2. You can’t just not watch.

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3. Here we go. But hey, you can watch just one, right?

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6. Deep breaths. Maybe it won’t be like last time.

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7. You’re instantly drawn in.

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9. Everyone’s so sharp and sassy!

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11. But then it’s over. And you need more.

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12. And just like that, SVU owns your ass.

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13. The next one’s a Law & Order crossover episode. You have to watch that.

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14. Ugh, and then it’s a new one with A.D.A. Barba. Can’t turn THAT off.

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15. Then back to a classic episode with Alex Cabot. The sexual tension. It compels you!

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16. You’re just about to change channels when OH MY GOD DID ALEX CABOT JUST GET SHOT.

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17. Yeah. OK. This isn’t ending any time soon.

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18. Each case is more fucked up than the next. You can’t look away.

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19. And there’s Casey Novak, being awesome.

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20. And a Dr. Huang episode! B.D. Wong is the best.

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21. What’s that? You have other things to do?

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22. Just give in. Enjoy the cringeworthy subject matter.

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23. Enjoy Rollins’ Southern drawl.

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24. Enjoy special guest star Aaron Tveit!

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25. And hey, maybe Olivia and Elliot will finally hook up. It could happen. Couldn’t it?

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26. But. But they’re so close!

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27. Seriously, not a possibility. But you should keep watching just in case!

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28. Just one more horrifying case.

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29. One more amazing Olivia moment.

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30. One more stirring conclusion.

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31. Now it’s late. You’ve spent your whole day watching SVU. You’ve lost faith in humanity.

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32. Nothing makes sense anymore.

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33. It’s too late for you. Accept your new fate as an SVU addict and a lost soul.

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34. And wait, yes, is that — ANOTHER marathon is starting. It never ends.

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35. Maybe one day you can go back to your normal life.

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36. But not yet.

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37. Because right now, it’s time for more SVU.

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