Earlier today, I found myself at a friend's place, and he was watching L&O SVU.
It was an exploitative celebration of sadistic and over-the-top cruelty, and at the end of the episode it tried to redeem itself with a "crime never pays" message. And it tried to present this garbage to me with a straight face.
I have nothing against exploitative entertainment (provided that the situations are fictional - exploitation of real-world pain is pretty despicable). But CSI and L&O wallow in exploitation while trying to put on a facade of being morally above the subject matter that they wallow in. That is an insult to my intelligence.
OK, my rant of the day is finished.