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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    Ok, I just watched episode 1 on Hulu. I wasn't blown away or anything, but I thought it was pretty good. I think some of the acting was a bit cheesy (I.e. the walk to the car at the start of shift), but I still liked it. There were some very good parts. I especially like the little "pep" talk the TO gives him after the shooting. That was well done I think. Also the TO had some pretty good one liners. I guess I am partial to the uniform scenes, because there's plainclothes detective shows all over TV. It isn't often someone bothers to try to portray uniform cops in a positive light. Even in other detective-oriented cop shows, unis are portrayed as half-wit quota babies who serve no other purpose than standing by crime scene tape, or showing up to haul a suspect away after a detective gets a confession. I like that this show doesn't do that.

    There was some stuff that, as a cop, makes me kind of cringe, but that's to be expected with TV. I'll continue to follow it, and hopefully it takes off.

    I'll catch the next episode on Hulu another time so I can be caught up to watch it on TV.
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    Just watched the second episode. I actually liked it more than the pilot. It showed a bit more of what I call "carry-over", how the job effects the personal life, (and vice-versa) even though we don't like to admit it. This episode to me was more 'real' than the first by far from that aspect. The 'adulation' of the rookie after the shooting incident in the pilot episode was well-played too, especially the reactions.

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    I watched the first episode online at Southland - NBC Site. So far so good. I'm also catching up on episodes I missed of Harper's Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I also like that they didn't try to get a super-almost-unrealistic hot chick to play one of the unis. The chick they got is what I like to call "cop hot". This means that out of uniform, while she is attractive, isn't super-model gorgeous or anything, but still good looking. You put them in uniform though, and there's something added that makes them more...uh...bone-able.

    It looks like they might be trying to set up her and the rook hooking up. She already is showing interest in him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Just watched the second episode. I actually liked it more than the pilot. It showed a bit more of what I call "carry-over", how the job effects the personal life, (and vice-versa) even though we don't like to admit it. This episode to me was more 'real' than the first by far from that aspect. The 'adulation' of the rookie after the shooting incident in the pilot episode was well-played too, especially the reactions.
    I hope they continue to focus on the personal effects. I think thats what makes it real and makes it gripping. This show does not have to be "The Shield" to be successful. If it really gets the viewer inside the heads and emotions of the officers, then the show will carve out its own niche in TV cop shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I guess I am partial to the uniform scenes, because there's plainclothes detective shows all over TV. It isn't often someone bothers to try to portray uniform cops in a positive light. Even in other detective-oriented cop shows, unis are portrayed as half-wit quota babies who serve no other purpose than standing by crime scene tape, or showing up to haul a suspect away after a detective gets a confession. I like that this show doesn't do that.
    Right on. The only cop shows I can think of that showed uniform officers as anything more than lackeys are Third Watch and High Incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    Right on. The only cop shows I can think of that showed uniform officers as anything more than lackeys are Third Watch and High Incident.
    There was an old show that got me interested in law enforcement as a kid that was exclusiviely about uniform officers named Adam-12 that is available on DVD. I think it was the first show to focus on patrol officers as main characters. The names of the two main characters appear in my user title.
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    I liked the first episode better than the second.... I think the second lacked the comic relief other than the bean bag part. I really do not like the short-haired blonde wife character...I think she needs Valium or Lithium or something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    I liked the first episode better than the second.... I think the second lacked the comic relief other than the bean bag part. I really do not like the short-haired blonde wife character...I think she needs Valium or Lithium or something!
    It's called paranoia, and more than a few (younger) police wives can relate to it. It is perhaps one of the plethora of reasons police divorces are so prevalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I also like that they didn't try to get a super-almost-unrealistic hot chick to play one of the unis. The chick they got is what I like to call "cop hot". This means that out of uniform, while she is attractive, isn't super-model gorgeous or anything, but still good looking. You put them in uniform though, and there's something added that makes them more...uh...bone-able.

    hmm....is this why I get "you are pretty hot for a cop". I always ask them why cant I just be hot? I just gotta be cop hot. I am sure there is a reason...I just havent figure it out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    It looks like they might be trying to set up her and the rook hooking up. She already is showing interest in him.
    Oh good lord...cant we have a cop program where the female cop DOESNT sleep with the whole squad/dept/fire dept...whatever...cant she just..I dont know...be good at her job????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    hmm....is this why I get "you are pretty hot for a cop". I always ask them why cant I just be hot? I just gotta be cop hot. I am sure there is a reason...I just havent figure it out yet.
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    So a woman who can wear all that and still look attractive... Wow. Just. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Police uniforms strip femininity and androgynize women. Your hair is up, the body armor flattens your chest, and the mens pants make your butt look big.

    So a woman who can wear all that and still look attractive... Wow. Just. Wow.
    Women who look good in uniform are also the same women who would look good in a paper sack..good genes and good gym workouts. Damn lucky things. LOL
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    I just watched the second episode on hulu (Love that...whoever mentioned that..thank you)...liked the episode for the most part.

    If anything happens to Janilla (sp?) I will be VERY upset. I like the kid..she's got gumption.

    And the guy having the affair with the reporter...and his daughter is excited cause her mom is a bitch..wow. Didnt see that coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Also, the producers of this show are the same producers of Third Watch.

    Well that might sell it for me right there. I've basically avoided it because I can't separate coppin' as a profession and cop shows on tv, and they normally piss me off. But Third Watch was AWESOME...at least in the earlier years. Last 2 years of the show it got shitty.


    But yeah ok, now I'll watch it.
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    I watched the first half of episode 3 while getting ready for work. I liked the twist of Cooper having an ex-wife. That probably has some people wondering what the heck is up with him. I have a couple cop friends in the same boat. I watched the end after I got home from work. I was disappointed that they have Cooper popping pills he gets from his ex-wife. It looks like they are trying to set up that he's got something wrong with him that he's maybe not wanting anyone to know about. But I wish they wouldn't have to make him be the gay guy into taking pills. I hope that isn't a sign that the show is going to start falling into more of the stereotypes. The only thing I can think of now that would be an o.k. reason for the pill popping would be if he had cancer or something like that. But then he would not need to get someone else's pills. It's not that hes on pills that I have a problem with, it's that hes taking someone else's drugs. I'd rather see him taking his own pills to help deal. I don't know, I guess we will see where this leads. At least it was cool to see the a-hole cop Dewey get his. That was hilarious. God I want to punch him through the t.v.!
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    Yah...Dewey got what he asked for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    But I wish they wouldn't have to make him be the gay guy into taking pills. I hope that isn't a sign that the show is going to start falling into more of the stereotypes.
    I didn't know there was a stereotype that gay men take pills? And perhaps he's not gay, he's bisexual.
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    I finally got around to watching it on Hulu last night.. my girly doesn't like me watching tv at 3am, wakes her up or something?

    Anywho fairly good show. Only watched the first episode. Missing a few details but overall good drama show.
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