TV Things Only People Who Fall Asleep to Law & Order: SVU Understand  

Mel Judson
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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. And if you’re a normal human being, you fall asleep to them almost ever damn night. Falling asleep with Law & Order: SVU on is something that everyone from famous comedians, to people in your office do, and it’s strange that a show about the most heinous crimes known to man is so comforting to people who are drifting off to sleep. Sleeping to Law & Order should be something that only serial killers do, but thanks to the long-running show's stranglehold on television and every streaming service, there’s actually nothing better to lull you to sleep.

One of the signs you watch too much Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is that you don't own a white noise machine. Where some people turn on a fan or humidifier to help them konk out, you fire up your trusty laptop and choose a new nightmare to play every night to coax the sandman out of the sky. Whether you’re someone who uses SVU to fall asleep, or you just marathon it like a monster, there are some Law and Order-based behaviors on this list that you’ll surely recognize.

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478 30
The Words "In the Criminal Justice System" are Basically a Cup of Warm Tea

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470 32
You Can Merely Listen to Every Scene and Know Exactly What Is Happening

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421 29
The First Person They Interrogate Usually Didn't Do It, So It's Not Time to Fall Asleep Yet

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493 51
When You Wake Up in the Middle of the Night, Benson's Haircut Will Tell You How Long You've Been Asleep

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395 38
Benson and Stabler Sharing the Screen Is the Most Comforting Sound in the World

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397 39
Words Like Torture, Rape, and Suffering Don't Even Phase You

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453 54
You Need to Keep the TV at a Perfect Volume So the SVU BOM BOM Doesn't Wake You Up

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391 40
If You're Going Through Old Seasons You Open One Eye to Confirm Now-Famous Actors' Voices

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345 32
You Don't Need to Pause the Show for Bathroom Breaks

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362 51
You Hold Off on Sleep to Hear Exactly What Ice-T Has to Say

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250 32
You Can Fall Asleep to It Because You Know That, for the Characters Who Matter, Everything Will Be Okay

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284 48
You Can Fall Asleep 15 Minutes Into Any Episode Because by Then You Know Who Did It

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223 32
The Fading of Music or the End of a Sentence Followed with a Few Seconds of Silence = "Executive Producer Dick Wolf"

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284 64
The Clarinet Part of the Law & Order: SVU Theme Song Is the Most Comforting Sound in the World

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249 48
You Wake Up Slightly When You Realize Which Current Event They're "Covering"

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214 39
Waking Up to the Middle of an Episode You Like Is the Best Feeling Ever

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200 44
It Does Not Matter When You Fall Asleep During the Episode

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195 58
Your Soul Is Dead and It's Nothing for You to Sleep Through the World's Worst Crimes

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192 59
"Haha of COURSE I'm Still Watching, Netflix..." *click* -You

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164 47
It Does Not Matter If Your S.O. Has Never Seen an Episode, They Can Sleep to It Too

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154 47
The Sound of an Episode Ending Noes Not Equal the Need to Get Up and Choose a New One

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181 66
The Fake Names They Give Real Things Will Wake You Slightly with Laughter

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162 55
Co-Producer Speed Weed Will Never Not Be Funny, No Matter How Tired You Are

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140 49
The Gunshot Foley Is Mixed Perfectly for You to Not be Startled Awake by It

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89 140
You Only Fall Asleep to Episodes with Stabler in Them