A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Phil Roussakoff (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Sgt. Richard Santoro / ... (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Jake Lowery (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Nona Valentine (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Jimmy Doyle (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Anne-Marie Kersey / ... (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Capt. Stan Jonas / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Clement Johnson (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Hector Villanueva (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Terry Doyle (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Kathleen Doyle (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
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"Brooklyn South" is the latest police show from executive producer/creator Steven Bochco, who also brought us "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" and other shows. Here, we follow the officers and victims within one of the precincts in Brooklyn, New York. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Crime | Drama

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22 September 1997 (USA)  »

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A Esquadra de Brooklyn  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The first show on network TV to receive a TV-MA (known then as TV-M) since the TV Parental Guidelines ratings system debut in January of the same year. See more »

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wanted more - too bad it failed
5 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen Brooklyn South, get the DVD boxed set. I thought this was an enormously entertaining series and I was very sad when it wasn't renewed. I agree with another poster who complained about some of the characters, but has there ever been a show that had all perfect characters? Brooklyn South had some bad characters, some bad actors, and some bad episodes - I say "some". But not all. I would even say very few overall. This series had some poor characters portrayed by good actors, some good characters portrayed by poor actors, and some good characters played by good actors. I submit that one sure sign of a good actor is if he or she manages to get their audience to dislike their character. Not dislike the actor, but dislike the character that they portray - especially if you like the actor. Tim Roth in the movie "Rob Roy" would be an example: I think he is a fine actor and I like him very much, but I absolutely DETESTED him (as his character) in Rob Roy. Gary Basaraba was tremendous in his role as Sgt. Santoro. It was a good character portrayed by a great actor. The on screen relationship between Clemmy and Jack was an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger from week to week. You got the sense that under all the conflict they really liked and respected each other as people. It's just too bad that this series was not renewed after the first (and only) season. There was a lot of unrealized potential left on the table in Brooklyn South, and it was one of the few - very few - programs that I faithfully tuned into week to week. You were great while you lasted, Brooklyn South. I miss you!


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