Last week tonight with John Oliver He has a history of using the comic monologue format to draw attention to political and cultural themes. The show is incredibly good at making big ideas and complex struggles more accessible to a general audience. Last week, Oliver spoke about the long-running NBC franchise Law and order. He pondered the show’s relationship with the police and how the popularity of the proceedings had apparently skewed public perception of law enforcement. This caught the attention of many, including Law & Order: SVU alum Diane Neal, who went on to bomb NBC shows days after the clip aired.
Diane Neal really seems to relate to John Oliver’s allure. After the discussion went viral, Neil tweeted about it while also asking those who had been victims of sex crimes to tell her about their experiences with law enforcement. Neil responded to an individual who shared his story with her and didn’t hold back when sharing her thoughts:
I agree. If #OliviaBenson #svu was real, it would do a lot of justice. I’m embarrassed to admit, I thought the way he worked on the show was like real life. Then I found out the hard way I was wrong. Thank you for sharing the story of your real experience #YamSuri https://t.co/5ztHNfHnNwSeptember 12, 2022
On his show, John Oliver called the show specifically to misrepresent the police force’s response to sexual assault issues. on me Law and order, characters fight tooth and nail to help victims get justice for wrongdoing, while Oliver says this does not reflect real police attitudes or accurately reflect the justice system. during for him last week tonight soliloquyIt is to explain:
Admittedly, these stats are malicious, and it’s interesting to see one of the cast members from the show talk about how to do it Law and orderProducers depict figures in their fictional world. At the very least, one has to commend Diane Neal for the candor of her previous show and the shortcomings she thinks it has.
This is not the first time that John Oliver’s material has attracted widespread attention. Hotstar is known to censor Oliver’s article on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also gone after WWE’s labor practices, which led to a negative reaction from the wrestling organization, Oliver remains a controversial figure in China after his comments on the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. Controversy is clearly no stranger to Oliver, so I’m sure he has no reservations when it comes to going after it. L&O.
Regardless of the host’s criticisms though, Dick Wolf Law and order The franchise isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. All shows are still doing well when it comes to viewership, and recently Mariska Hagitay raised the crossover event between Law and order Sub Offers SVU And the organized crimethat will happen this month. As for Diane Neal SVUHe’s heading into his 24th season, so obviously his popularity isn’t fading.
Only time will tell if John Oliver’s thought piece generates any long-term discussions about it Law and order and its advantages. But it certainly gave us, and Diane Neal, a lot to think about.
last week tonight It airs on HBO Sundays, and HBO Max subscribers can stream all past episodes of the show. In addition, the Law and order They will return for their special season on September 22 on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. For more information on upcoming shows airing this fall, check out the 2022 TV schedule.