At any time of the day or night, somewhere on TV, you can find an episode of Law and Order, in one of its variations, airing on some cable channel. So I riddled myself this: How long could you continuously watch Law and Order without repeating an episode? Here is the mathematical breakdown. Prepare to be awed!
Law and Order, the original, debuted September 13, 1990. At the end of this season, 456 episodes will have aired. If you figure that each episode, minus commercials, runs about 42 minutes, that's a total of 19,152 minutes, or 319.20 hours, or 13.3 days.
Law and Order: SVU debuted September 20, 1999. At the end of this season, 248 episodes with the amazing Ice-T will have aired. That breaks down to 10,416 minutes, or 173.6 hours, or 7.23 days.
Law and Order: Criminal Intent debuted September 30, 2001, with the fab Vincent D'Onofrio. At the end of this season, 187 episodes will have aired. That equals 7,854 minutes, or 130.9 hours, or 5.45 days.
So, if you got the entire shebang on DVD, and watched them from start to finish, you could conceivably watch Law and Order nonstop for 37,422 minutes, or 623.7 hours, or 26 days.
"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate but equally important groups: the police, who investigate the crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories." For 26 days straight. Wow.