I only watched 20 minutes of the episode on Saturday, July 17 (with high hopes after reading the reviews), but I was totally turned off. I love police dramas, but this particular episode seemed very unrealistic, and depressing, without any redeeming positive qualities. I did like the premise of telling the stories from a union rep perspective, but I did not believe that in a matter of moments 2 gorgeous woman (one a lawyer and one a cop) were coming on to this guy. I didn't see the appeal. I also did not think putting a cop who everyone liked (but who accidentally killed his wife), into the general prison population without any real protection, was lame. This same (ex-) cop also was totally unfit, looked soft and out of shape, and did not project any kind of power or strength in his appearance. Good police dramas need a sense of humor (no matter how macabre or ironic the humor is) and also at least one strong, assertive and interesting character who rises above the minor characters in his/her wisdom, charm, charisma, or skill level. A good program also must have excellent ensemble acting, with meaningful interaction between the principal characters. This poor show lacks both meaningful dramatic power, and charisma of any kind in my opinion. my opinion.
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