Cops (1989– )

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This action-packed police show follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the United States armed with nothing but with a television camera to capture their actions as they perform their daily duty "to serve and protect" the public. Written by Bryan Hoch <bhoch@icu.com>

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Cops Reloaded  »

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The 400th episode premiered on 1 May 1999. See more »

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Announcer: COPS is about real people and real crime. It was filmed entirely on location with the men and women who work in law enforcement.
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More propaganda than reality
17 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first, this show is entertaining, and the behavior of some of the suspects is fascinating. But after a while, you come to see that everything is presented in black-and-white: There are no bad cops, and the suspects are inborn fools or just plain evil. As the show presents itself as a documentary or "reality," this one-sidedness is irritating and takes credibility away from the producers. Hundreds of episodes and I doubt there has been a single incident of abuse or graft, yet they try to present Cops as spontaneous and natural. Police can be "bad boys," too, and trying to disguise this makes this show more propaganda than reality.


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