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Discussion in 'Entertainment & Literature' started by Dan Stark, Aug 1, 2012.
That is my alcohol fueled entertainment news for tonight.
Its Canadian and gay. I gave it a shot, but they lost me after the pilot.
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They lost me when Captain Tactical said 'We need to stack up on this door for an IAD'
The BEST part? Their UTG uniforms designed by Vietboy
I have somewhat enjoyed it, but I don't watch it so my opinion is based on very little experience. I have to admit, Canadian cop shows are more often than not, SHIT. So freakin' touchy feely or trying like hell to be GOOD, but failing.
Police Surgeon was my first taste of Canadian cop shows and it was...hell, it SUCKED.
The show has potential. Its based on an actual unit. Unfortunately, its Canadian.
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"Ok, Constable Jones, you take your gun, eh, and go up on that roof, eh and when I give the signal, eh, you shoot the guy, eh?"
"Sure. But what if I don't see the guy, eh?"
"Oh, shoot, I didn't think of that, eh? Uhm, well, it's aboot 2 ish, maybe we'll break for some backbacon and a couple a donuts, eh? We can think on what do to then, eh?"
I have three scripts already written.
My initial review may have been a bit harsh, and I think the Cap'n made it Hap'n.
Its the only thing on when I get home, and kind of growing on me.
No, the show sucks. I try to watch it, partly because sometimes its the only thing on, mostly for my love of MP-5s. Its gone the route of every other police type show on TV....trying to understand and humanize the perpetrators. That's what I liked about the pilot. It was a sympathetic guy who made some poor choices, put the police in a position where they had no choice but to shoot him, and got drilled. I thought the show did a fiction worthy job at showing the aftermath, the second guessing and guilt of a LOD shooting. Every show since seems focused on sympathetic characters making bad choices, and the unit doing everything they can to understand...and empathize with the perpetrators, and to resolve every incident with hugs and tears.
Sometime good people do bad things, for whatever reason. The people who put themselves in harms way for meager pay are forced into unwinnable situations because of those decisions, and they are the ones who have to answer, deal, and live with their reactions. It's hard to find really, really good shows. Breaking Bad is the best I can think of recently that's both entertaining, and as close to reality in depth as possible. The unit was delta porn, and bad. Southland is great, as an outsiders opinion. The wire was great. The shield was satisfying.
I've never been impressed with anything from the big 3 networks (southland aside, because NBC dumped it for Leno and tnt had to pick it up. Their shows are always watered down and unrealistic. Not that I think ANY TV is realistic (ESPECIALLY reality TV)
Whenever I hear "Canadian" so and so, be it a cop show, comedy, doctor show or whatever. All I picture is the characters acting like this: