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    Southland - gone too far?

    Anybody else still watching Southland? What do you think of some of the current story lines -- especially the stuff with Sherman?
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    I still like the show, but they're close to jumping the shark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    Anybody else still watching Southland? What do you think of some of the current story lines -- especially the stuff with Sherman?
    Absolutely silly. Still like the show though

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    Yeah....I still LIKE the show, and the girlfriend LOVES it. I'm starting to dislike Sherman though. I know that they're trying to illustrate that the job changes you, blahblah yadda yadda, but come on...dumping a Beverly Hills teacher only to shack up with a banger's hoodrat sister? Because he "relates" to her more? Give me a break. Plus, he's kinda turning into an all around asshole. In addition, some of the procedural realism is gone. I rewatched some older episodes, and was impressed with little details they threw in regarding officer safety, etc. with the uniformed guys. Now the uniform stuff strikes me as similar to every other cop show where I find myself wondering where the f*ck the technical advisor is earning his check from. It's really starting to grate on me that they can't get "radio" traffic right anymore. LAPD verbiage is very recognizable and mainstream... "1A57, see the woman at 123 Main St., wants to report an assault, blah blah blah, Code 2 incident, RD 124657" etc etc. The radio traffic they use is ripped from every other mindless cop movie out there.

    Typing this thread made me realize how much about the show is starting to bug me, though I still like it a lot.
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    I watched last week's episode and the season finale tonight. Wow. Just wow. There were a lot of comments on the Southland Facebook page about it could all be a dream. I sure hope so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    The radio traffic they use is ripped from every other mindless cop movie out there.
    It costs near nothing, and the general public can't even follow the goofy talk. As an interested outsider it went unnoticed without adding value when it was dumbed down. To the LE viewers it's just glaring so why not do it? It's all upside and the easiest bit of production.

    JKS - Sherman is a mess. Character was ripped out of 90210 and made to act like he was from The Shield. Two unwatchable shows later I still hoped there was a master plan, though there's little evidence of it. The closest thing that parked car pushing scene had to do with policing is it might have made the cut for a one-off skit on Arrested Development.

 

 

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