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Time For A 'Law & Order: SVU' Marathon — Here's Where To Binge-Watch All 23 Seasons

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is one of our favorite shows to binge-watch. Here's how to settle in for a marathon.

By Becca van Sambeck
Close up of Mariska Hargitay

Very few shows are as iconic and enduring as "Law & Order." The series, which started all the way back in 1990, follows detectives investigating crimes in New York City (usually ones ripped from the headlines to keep the series grounded in reality) as well as the prosecution of the defendants. The show became a massive hit and spawned many spin-offs — although the most famous one is easily "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

The premise of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is made clear in the opening narration, which has become as famous as the "Dun Dun" sound that accompanies the opening of each episode: "In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."

Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Detective (later Captain) Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) are the stars of the series, and their friendship, as well as the relationships between the squad as a whole, combined with each episode's twisty, jaw-dropping case, has made the series one of the most binge-able shows ever.

So, how can you watch the hit series?

Well, if you prefer to stream your television series when it comes to binge-watching, we have good news: You can watch all 23 seasons now on Peacock. (Yep, that's enough binge-watching to keep you satiated for a very long time.) The series is also available to watch on USA Network or on the USA Network app, available on iOS and Android — simply enter your cable, digital, or satellite TV subscription information.

Or maybe you prefer to sit in front of the TV,  flip to a network channel, and enjoy the unpredictability of a cable TV marathon. If that's the case, you should typically switch to USA Network. "Law & Order: SVU" marathons run throughout the day (and occasionally late at night) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Basically, there is always a way to get your "Law & Order" fix.