When I was a kid, we had shows like T.J. Hooker, Hill Street Blues, CHiPs, and so forth. Now, we have all these detective shows which are all a clone of one show after another.
Whatever happened to showing what a uniformed cop does on a job? Some of my best friends are uniformed police officers. What happened with shows that showed what a uniformed cop did? What's with all these CSI, NCIS and Law & Order clones? Law & Order was good when it came out- 21 years ago! GOD! What I wouldn't give for one freeway chase ala CHiPs.
Sorry, but modern cop shows are REALLY starting to piss me off. At least Southland gets it right. Southland- a victim of that so-called Jay Leno Show experiment by NBC- found a new home and they got the genre right! SCREW CSI, NCIS, and the Law & Order CLONES! Let's have shows about cops done right.
Shit, I could write one in my sleep and I have. I wrote a pilot about the LAPD, CHP and even the LA County Fire Department that will probably never see air time because networks are too damn cheap. I have more respect for uniformed cops than I do detectives. Let's see more Hill Street Blues than dectective shows that are too scientific for me.
At least Detroit 1-8-7 gets it partially right in Detroit. UGH