I love Homicide. It was one of my favorite shows. I loved it even more than original flavor Law & Order, which I loved a lot at the time (and also Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston, luv, luv, luv!!).
One of my favorite characters was Detective John Munch, as portrayed by Richard Belzer. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. Everybody was one of my favorite characters, except for some later season additions who everybody can agree totally sucked. But from seasons 1 to about 5, I loved everybody.
Also Det. Munch.
Oft-married, bar-owning, “Do I look like Montel Williams,” guest-starred on the X-Files Munch.
What a great character! What a great guy!
So, I have to ask: What the hell, Law & Order: SVU? What. The. Hell.
You took a fun and interesting character and made him “The Jewish guy.”
Seriously, that’s all I’ve ever seen Munch do on SVU. Say something that reminds everybody he’s Jewish. That, and be freakishly thin. Richard Belzer is freakishly thin.
I mean, I know the SVU writers are awfully busy, what with ripping all those cases from the headlines and making sure we know what Staebler and the pretty one are up to, but can’t they spare a moment to make Det. John Munch awesome again? Just one moment?