So far I have the DVD series of season 1 to 13. Season 12 & 13 just aren't the same without the paring of Olivia & Stabler. They made the show! I'll have to wait until season 14 & 15, the final season come out on DVD before I can make any other judgements. Olivia just seems to act too stiff and blank with her new love interest or I should say, she doesn't seem to trust any man or find the right man. Once one gets used to the original cast, it's hard to accept the replacements. I liked Danny Pino better in Cold Case. I think I would have taken actors from Cold Case or Criminal Minds for replacements as both were also favorite shows of mine that had good actors. At least they kept Munch and Ice T. Jeremy Ratchford or Mandy Patinkin would have made good replacements! This was the only Law & Order series I really liked. I didn't like Law & Order: Criminal Intent as I didn't like the copycat manerisms of Vincent D'Onofrio who seemed to get his copycat manerisms from David Caruso's role of \"Horatio Kane\" on CSI Miami. Vincent you're not \"H,\" stop trying to act like him as only David Caruso created this image\/role.
The TV series is always excellent, one of my all-time favorites! However, the packaging left something to be desired, maybe caused from pre-shipping handling. The disc box was banged up around the outside edges, & the episode summary booklet was missing entirely. The inside package had a pocket to hold such a booklet, but nothing was inside. I've had other boxes like this, but the summary booklets were inserted into the pockets. Not sure why the box was beat up around the edges, since this box & the Season 4 box were wrapped together well inside a padded package. The Season 4 box was in much better shape, though the Season 5 box also included a plastic overlay for the box to fit into. This Season 5 includes 4 discs, with episodes on both sides, whereas on Season 4 (and also Season 6), there were 5 discs with shows only on one side.
I love that I can order DVDs online & then pick them up at my local Wal-Mart. I've done this before, & I plan to do it again!!!! Thanks for this service!