Not only has Stabler gone, but apparently so have the writers and production crew. I've given it time - watching this new incarnation of my #1 TV show, and I'm not happy.
The new 'look & feel' has gone to the 'light side', bright lights, bright colors, weak plots and overabundance of tear-jerker episodes.
I don't like it this new show at all. I'm just glad I have a DVR and can capture so many of the old shows. I'm sure I'll be forgetting those old shows as time passes - and I can then watch them again ;-)
Farwell, 'new' SVU -