Law And Order Handles Video Game Fueled Child Neglect Badly

In last week's ripped from the headlines episode of Law and Order: SVU, a couple gets so wrapped up in a ridiculously fake video game that they forget who their daughter is. "This is the kingdom of Galagar!"


Parents neglecting their children because of video games is a serious subject, but I can't help but giggle every time a show like Law and Order rolls out the fake video game for a story like this. Note how the woman shouts to her on-screen offspring, urging him to hold on while not actually doing anything. Check out that awesome battle sequence, and those graphics! It's no wonder this poor couple got themselves so wrapped up.


"An Xbox tournament hosted out of Korea. He had the cutest avatar." Priceless.

"This is the kingdom of Galagar!" shall forever be my battle cry.

Episode Synopsis [ - Thanks Greg!]

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I saw that episode when it aired (I'm a self-proclaimed SVU junkie. Love the show). This is the fourth episode dealing with video games, and to be frank, they do a pretty good job of including the material. Only two episodes actually made it out to be like the games had anything to do with the crime, and even in those two episdes the video games are never really made out to be the 'bad guy'. The person commiting the crime is always properly blamed.

No, the gamers themselves aren't always made out to look their best, especially not in this episode. But one of them was quite helpful in the episode about Another Universe, which is basically the same thing as Second Life.