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    Posted on Feb 3, 2015

    21 Signs You're Hopelessly Hooked On "Law & Order: SVU"


    1. You can finish the show's intro from memory.


    Whisper it right now. You know you can do it.

    2. You can identify the season you're watching by the length of Olivia Benson's hair.

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    And you stand firmly on either Team Long or Team Short.

    3. You've scheduled social obligations around SVU marathons.

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    Ohhh, Saturday 10–6 is out for me, sorry.

    4. You've physically gotten up from your couch/bed to cheer for an Olivia Benson line.

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    More than once.

    5. You've convinced yourself you have a special talent for detecting guilt.

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    And it doesn't have anything to do with the way the show is shot or anything!

    6. You've made mental notes for a spin-off show centered on M.E. Warner.

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    A minute or two every few episodes IS NOT ENOUGH.

    7. You suffered more emotional turmoil at the hands of Benson and Stabler than you have in any relationship of your own.

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    Should they??? They shouldn't. But SHOULD THEY???

    8. You were inconsolable when you learned Christopher Meloni wouldn't be returning to the show.

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    Sure, he was volatile, angry, sometimes kinda unethical, but he was SO SEXY.

    9. However. Nick Amaro has been a VERY pleasant surprise.

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    *Bangs gavel* I'll allow it.

    10. You've seen Rollaro fan fiction on Tumblr. BARELY skimmed. Only read a little.

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    Hmm. Interesting stuff there.

    11. You speak about court procedure with the authority of a 23-year-old who's completed one semester of law school.

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    Listen. It's all about precedent.

    12. You've applied psychoanalysis you learned from Dr. Huang to your friends and family members.

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    Seems like everyone around here but me is suffering from classic narcissistic personality disorder.

    13. You know there can only be one.

    One of these women represents the fight for true justice. The other is a mere simulacrum.

    14. Your motivational Pinterest board would just be every one-liner Fin has ever spoken.

    15. You have a learned Pavlovian reaction where if Olivia Benson cries, you cry.

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    If she isn't strong enough NONE OF US ARE.

    16. You know and can recite the plot of this episode on sight.

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    And the same is true of every other celebrity cameo episode.

    17. You can spot a ripped-from-the-headlines SVU plotline in the making. / Via

    Just give it a few months.

    18. You feel like a successful cult leader each time you introduce a friend to the SVU backlogs.

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    It doesn't seem possible that there are people who aren't already hooked, but they're out there. And you'll find them.

    19. You've made this your computer background.

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    Or you will now.

    20. You panicked when it was announced that Seasons 1–12 would be taken off Netflix streaming.



    21. You never felt closer to Taylor Swift than when she said this:

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