L.A. Heat (1996–1999)

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The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure.

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 Det. Chester 'Chase' McDonald (48 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Det. August Brooks / ... (48 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Kendra Brooks / ... (48 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Captain Jensen (47 episodes, 1997-1999)
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The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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August and Kendra live at 4579 19th St. Inglewood, CA, 93340. Although the address was fictitious, the actual house belonged to co-producer Paul Volk. See more »

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Great action show
26 August 2006 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I don't think anyone would ever accuse 'LA Heat' of being a dark, emotional cop drama on the calibre of 'Law and Order' but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. The series centred on LA detectives August Brooks and Chase McDonald as they track down criminals resulting in many car chases and shoot outs.

The show relies very much on a 'Lethal Weapon' formula where Brooks is the older, black cop who is more mature and laid back while McDonald is the young, reckless white cop whose over-energetic ways often requiring reining in by his veteran partner. The two leads, Steven Williams as Brooks and Wolf Larson as McDonald, have a great rapport and portray their characters in a likable manner.

'LA Heat' often does pushes the boundaries of realism with the number of car chases, shootings and explosions shown every episodes but that's what makes it fun. It doesn't pretend to be deep and dark and instead revels in light-hearted action, excitement and humour. Definitely a must for fans of 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Bad Boys'.


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