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Law and Order: Special Viewing Unit
By Aviv Rubinstien and Matthew Reuter
About this podcast
Hosts Aviv and Matt watch and review Law and Order Special Victims Unit. Pointing out the good, the bad, the ugly, the awesome, the funny, the creepy. The two break down each episode both as huge fans and as critics. The guys attempt to peek behind the curtain and discuss the who, what, where, when and how each episode is made. But most importantly Aviv and Matt talk about why this Television Gem is still going strong after all these years.
Episodes (Total: 51)
July 31, 2017 · 01:28:44
On this episode Matt and Aviv view and review season 3 episode 13 - Prodigy!  The guys are both really sick but powering through for you, the listeners.  Matt blames Aviv for getting him sick from across the country and Aviv threatens to not edit out any coughs or sneezes.  Matt talks about his trip to Kansas City and Aviv talks about how he never knew that Kansas City is only one city, not two different cities.  Matt talks about how he finally got his fishtank back up and running and breaks the very sad news that the mascot of the podcast died, RIP Eelliott Stabler.  Aviv talks about Matt’s mom and a touching moment they had at Matt’s wedding.  Aviv talks about his Hulu watchlist being the Handmaids Tale and the Bachelor and the guys try to reconcile that.  Aviv defends himself and how his television tastes have evolved away from enjoying reality TV.  The hosts dive into the mailbag, and the guys debate what is even worth talking about regarding politics on the [...]
July 21, 2017 · 01:40:12
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review season 3 episode 13 - Protection!  Its Matts first episode as a married man!  The guys call out how there are very few things to lovingly make fun of in tonights episode, not alot of absurdity  So strap in listeners!  Aviv also discusses how rough this ep was with his mild face blindness.  Matt tells Aviv and the listeners about his lovely wedding and his honeymoon.  Aviv recalls how Matt’s new brother in law Ryan successfully managed to Rick-Roll Matt and Cassie, a difficult task pulled off perfectly.  Matt raves about his honeymoon in Italy and how great the food is there.  While discussing the wedding and the honeymoon Aviv actually discovers his invitation and RSVP to Matt’s wedding ironically enough.  The guys dive into the mailbag and discover.  Matt discusses how he could buy farm fresh tupperwear on the side of the highway all over Italy (not really).  Aviv discusses how he flew from Matt’s wed [...]
June 30, 2017 · 01:47:49
On this weeks episode Aviv and Matt view and review season 3 episode 11 of SVU - Monogamy!  Aviv impersonates Ron Livingston and the guys fumble their way through the opening to the actual episode.  The guys discuss the PSA from the 70’s (or 80’s?) with the Native American who cries at the site of roadside trash…and how that guy wasn’t Native American he was actually Italian.  The guys also discuss who would be a good stand in to do an anti littering PSA these days (they land on Chris Hemsworth).  Matt gives an update on his wedding planning.  Aviv comments on how this weeks episode is much more linear in its story telling compared to most other episodes of SVU.  Aviv makes a strong statement that Psychologists should not perform abortions in the backs of Escalades.  John Ritter guests on this weeks episode of the show in a particularly fucked up episode.  All this and much more!   Rate and review us on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUPodcast [...]
June 21, 2017 · 01:48:52
On this weeks episode the guys view and review season 3 episode 10 - Ridicule!  Aviv comes hot out the gates witha  horrible Irish accent attempt and then abandons that immediately.  Matt fully admits that he and Aviv have zero idea about the law and they infact are not lawyers.  Matt shares his experience taking the LSAT and writing in cursive.  Aviv lets everyone in on the fact that he threw his back out, and he talks about how when on conference calls he doesn’t want to be on Aviv will walk around and pick up stuff with his feet in his apartment.  Matt talks about the last things that are getting ticked off the list in the lead up to his wedding.  The guys dive into the mailbag; they address why they started this podcast rather than starting with original recipe.  Aviv struggles to tell the difference between Tom Hardy and Logan Marshall Greene.  The guys tease setting up a P.O. box for snail mail and request sugar and alcohol be sent.  All this and much more![...]
June 10, 2017 · 01:20:50
Matt is back from his wedding and honeymoon and is back writing the blurbs!  This week Matt and Aviv view and review season 3 episode 9 - Care!  The guys struggle to figure out how to lovingly make fun of this weeks episode - they strike a dire tone right out the gates.  Matt reveals that this weeks episode forced him to switch from beer to whiskey while watching and reviewing this weeks episode because holy shit this one is rough.  Aviv and Matt open up the mailbag and explain why some epsidoes are not available on iTunes but are available on podbean (check it out for back episodes).  The guys also talk about th orgins of Code Adam and Aviv is on the defense for a great many things.  He also talks about how he scored Hamilton tickets (fuck you Aviv!)  Aviv also invites all fans to Matt’s wedding while Matt protests the invites (not that we don’t love you guys).  All this and much much more!   Give us a rate and review on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUP [...]
May 30, 2017 · 01:31:02
The guys do a second take at an episode that may or may not have been lost. Meanwhile, they discuss campaign ads targeting Jon Ossoff, a Japanese punk band, and, oh yeah, there’s some svu in there too! Follow us on facebook (facebook.com/specialviewingunit) and twitter @svupodcast
May 21, 2017 · 01:44:26
Oh man! Matt got married yesterday, so Aviv has taken over the task of writing this blurb. The ship is without a captain! This episode has everything: Mark Paul Gosslar, Movie Recommendations, Cystic Fibrosis! Please enjoy our shenanigans and follow us on facebook! facebook.com/specialviewingunit/ 
May 11, 2017 · 01:24:55
On this weeks episode the guys view and review season three episode 6 - Redemption!  Aviv dons a horrible southern accent for the intro.  The guys debate if Texas is southerns or just a whole different thing.  Aviv talks about how this time of year he is constantly getting sick, a sickness called SARS - Sudden Aviv Rubenstein Syndrome.  The guys call out the fact that its been a while since they recorded, edited, and posted episodes (sorry guys!).  Matt and Aviv dig into the mailbag and respond to your comments and questions!  Shout out to everyone who wrote in to us, we love feedback!  Matt and Aviv discuss how dogs are starting to have their day on the internet and how they are both strongly in favor of this development.  The guys get real and say how the internet isn’t for dogs or cats, its really for porn.  Matt and Aviv come up with theories about why it is that cat videos became so popular on the internet.  All this and more!   Rate and review [...]
May 3, 2017 · 01:38:54
On this weeks espisode Aviv and Matt view and review season 3 episode 5 - Tangled!  The guys have much to say about this Disney classic, an are shoecked that it involves such adult themes.  Just kidding you guys.  THe guys discuss how if you’re going to hire a hitman, spend the money and get a good one, its totally worth it.  Matt comments that this episode has a split personality, and Aviv discusses taking fingerprints from the inside of someone’s asshole.  Matt talks about his and Cassies plans for Cassie’s birthday and Aviv comments on the gap between his and Matt’s life updates on the pod.  Matt tells Aviv about a pipe break at his parents house and the ineptitude of the plumers in finding the break using a camera.  Aviv may or may not have detailed his similar experience with pipes bursing and him getting a bunch of his shit replaced due to the pipe burst.  He then recounts his experience with BU and the case of a missing mattress/furniture.  A [...]
April 19, 2017 · 00:41:28
On this bonus episode of the podcast Matt and Aviv go into full on rant mode about 3 current(ish) events - The horrible Pepsi Kendall Jenner ad that has now been pulled, the royal rumble on United Airlines, and Sean hot and Spicey’s lack of basic knowledge regarding just what exactly happened the the ‘holocaust centers’ in WWII.  Fair warning the guys are in full rant mode with some not so hot takes and some potential hot takes.    
April 15, 2017 · 01:37:35
On this weeks episode Aviv and Matt view and review season 3 episode 4 - Rooftop!  Aviv’s life is apparently on fire as he sits and drinks a cup of coffee in his living room.  He also gives everyone some insight on his his tax returns and the guys discuss the line on a tax form that permits people to donate money to the government and why actually does that.  Matt points out the style of the detectives in this weeks episode is ‘you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take’.  Matt makes a public service announcement:  if getting married, elope or pay someone to deal with all the wedding planning.  Aviv shares a story of the previous wedding he went to in a barn and the disaster that was the seating arrangement at the wedding.  All this and much more!   Rate and review us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter @SVUPodcast, send us an email specialviewingunit@gmail.com
April 8, 2017 · 01:50:52
On this weeks episode Aviv and Matt view and review season 3 episode 3 - Stolen! Aviv changes his name temporarily to Tyler for this weeks episode, and the guys discuss how lives would be different with different names.  The guys give a giant shout out to friend of the show Jean Bentley who wrote a peice for Marie Claire magazines online publication celebrating SVU’s 400th episode.  In the article Jean was kind enough to ask Matt and Aviv to talk about their thoughts on the show (guys, we’re even billed as experts!).  A HUGE thank you to Jean for writing that spectacular article on the show and for allowing us to be a part of it, a link to the article is at the end of the show notes, we highly recommend you read the awesome article! Matt and Aviv talk about how to decorate your home in an SVU theme with body bags and black lights to illuminate semen.  The guys also discuss if black light porn exists for that exact reason of illuminating semen. Aviv recounts a [...]
March 26, 2017 · 01:26:55
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review season 3 episode 2 - Wrath!  Matt gives a big ol fuck you shout out to Cox cable due to the technical difficulties the guys encountered while recording this episode, and Aviv gives a crash course on the difference between a mega bit and a mega byte (and how the cable companies use their informational advantage to screw the consumer).  Aviv also explains how a 5GHz internet isn’t actually faster, but actually just less crowded (and thus faster).  Matt also gives a birthday shout out to his mom (happy birthday Mrs. Reuter!) and Aviv talks about how he is performing a wedding for his cousin.  Aviv also talks about how he met his first oscar winner, Lou Gossic Jr. who is going to be in a movie that he wrote.   Aviv reveals that this is his favorite SVU episode to date, while Matt agrees the episode is great but has its flaws.  All this and much more!   Rate and review us on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUPodcast or [...]
March 26, 2017 · 01:26:55
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review season 3 episode 2 - Wrath!  Matt gives a big ol fuck you shout out to Cox cable due to the technical difficulties the guys encountered while recording this episode, and Aviv gives a crash course on the difference between a mega bit and a mega byte (and how the cable companies use their informational advantage to screw the consumer).  Aviv also explains how a 5GHz internet isn’t actually faster, but actually just less crowded (and thus faster).  Matt also gives a birthday shout out to his mom (happy birthday Mrs. Reuter!) and Aviv talks about how he is performing a wedding for his cousin.  Aviv also talks about how he met his first oscar winner, Lou Gossic Jr. who is going to be in a movie that he wrote.   Aviv reveals that this is his favorite SVU episode to date, while Matt agrees the episode is great but has its flaws.  All this and much more!   Rate and review us on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUPodcast or [...]
March 5, 2017 · 01:56:46
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review the season 3 premeire of SVU - Repression!  The guys welcome onto the show superfan Sydney Strobel to breakdown the season three premeire.  Matt jokes that for each new season there should be a new Mission Accomplished banner to the logo and/or an enemy ear necklace to the pocast graphic.  Matt comes out of the gates with a shocking announcement: he absolutely hated this episode.  Sydney points out that after you see every episode of SVU that nothing is shocking anymore, including this weeks episode.  Sydney makes the guys feel really old when she breaks down her history with the show and when she started watching.  Aviv contemplates suicide for a brief moment when he hears how old Sydney is in relation to how old he and Matt are.  Aviv asks if a person has never been to New York City do they suspect that its a city that is only populated with the worst elements of humanity.  All this and much more!   Rate a [...]
March 5, 2017 · 01:56:46
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review the season 3 premeire of SVU - Repression!  The guys welcome onto the show superfan Sydney Strobel to breakdown the season three premeire.  Matt jokes that for each new season there should be a new Mission Accomplished banner to the logo and/or an enemy ear necklace to the pocast graphic.  Matt comes out of the gates with a shocking announcement: he absolutely hated this episode.  Sydney points out that after you see every episode of SVU that nothing is shocking anymore, including this weeks episode.  Sydney makes the guys feel really old when she breaks down her history with the show and when she started watching.  Aviv contemplates suicide for a brief moment when he hears how old Sydney is in relation to how old he and Matt are.  Aviv asks if a person has never been to New York City do they suspect that its a city that is only populated with the worst elements of humanity.  All this and much more!   Rate a [...]
Feb. 23, 2017 · 00:13:05
In this special bonus episode Matt and Aviv discuss the intricasies of the Tommy Westphal universe, a frequent tangent the guys get into.  Listen to one of the conversations the guys had ahead of episode 41 (believe it or not guys we do actually cut some of our ramblings out).  We will be back soon to view and review the season premeire of season 3 of SVU.  The guys also dive into the mailbag briefly.  This episode is inspired by a question the guys got regarding if the show Scrubs is in the Tommy Westphal universe.  The guys unravel what shows are and are not in the universe to determine if Scrubs indeed is in the universe.    Rate and review us on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUPodcast or send us an email specialviewingunit@gmail.com
Feb. 23, 2017 · 00:13:05
In this special bonus episode Matt and Aviv discuss the intricasies of the Tommy Westphal universe, a frequent tangent the guys get into.  Listen to one of the conversations the guys had ahead of episode 41 (believe it or not guys we do actually cut some of our ramblings out).  We will be back soon to view and review the season premeire of season 3 of SVU.  The guys also dive into the mailbag briefly.  This episode is inspired by a question the guys got regarding if the show Scrubs is in the Tommy Westphal universe.  The guys unravel what shows are and are not in the universe to determine if Scrubs indeed is in the universe.    Rate and review us on iTunes, tweet at us @SVUPodcast or send us an email specialviewingunit@gmail.com
Feb. 21, 2017 · 01:55:47
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review the finale of season 2; season 2 episode 21 - Scourge!  Aviv right out of the gates admits that he apparently smells horrible and he will use the smell to knock people out and kill them similar to the bad guy in this episode.  The guys discuss how smelling all the time would make it difficult to maintain a relationship and if fighting crime would some how make that relationship last.  The guys also discuss the great SNL character the Continental played by Christopher Walken.  Matt offers a peek behind the curtian and warns that this episode may be the last as the day following recording was the day that President Trump was sworn in (don’t worry guys, there are more episodes to come).  Matt and Aviv have their first ever podcast fight as the two disagree on if this episode is good or not; Aviv thinks no (if not for the final quarter of the episode) and Matt is in full favor of the episode.  All this and much more! < [...]
Feb. 21, 2017 · 01:55:47
On this weeks episode Matt and Aviv view and review the finale of season 2; season 2 episode 21 - Scourge!  Aviv right out of the gates admits that he apparently smells horrible and he will use the smell to knock people out and kill them similar to the bad guy in this episode.  The guys discuss how smelling all the time would make it difficult to maintain a relationship and if fighting crime would some how make that relationship last.  The guys also discuss the great SNL character the Continental played by Christopher Walken.  Matt offers a peek behind the curtian and warns that this episode may be the last as the day following recording was the day that President Trump was sworn in (don’t worry guys, there are more episodes to come).  Matt and Aviv have their first ever podcast fight as the two disagree on if this episode is good or not; Aviv thinks no (if not for the final quarter of the episode) and Matt is in full favor of the episode.  All this and much more! < [...]
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