Southland (2009–2013)

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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 Officer John Cooper (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Detective Sammy Bryant / ... (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Detective Lydia Adams (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Ben Sherman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Dewey Dudek (27 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Chickie Brown (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Sergeant Terry Hill (19 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Detective Daniel Salinger (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Detective Ruben Robinson (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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The song that is played over the show's opening credits during Seasons 1 and 2 is a brief selection from "Canção do Mar" (Song of the Sea), by the Portuguese singer and songwriter Dulce José Silva Pontes. The piece was also used in the 1996 movie Primal Fear, which was co-written by Southland creator Ann Biderman. A version recorded by British singer Sarah Brightman under the title "Harem" was a crossover hit for Brightman in 2003. See more »

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Throughout the series, real Los Angeles thoroughfares or sections are named (e.g. Rodeo, Florence, Vermont), while scenery is nowhere near the real life locations. Even fictitious addresses aren't within the range seen on the real street (e.g. 1024 Rodeo Rd. can't exist on a street that only goes as far east as the 2000 West block). See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.33 (2009) See more »

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Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
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Written by Frederico de Brito & Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes
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Very well-acted, superbly crafted, suspenseful drama with a point of view
13 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first this looked to be a kind of watered-down version of "The Shield" but the first-rate production work and the quality of the acting kept me interested. As the characters interacted and events unfolded I detected an intention to present a realistic -- if condensed -- version of life on the streets for LAPD. More importantly, I could sense that, unlike so many of today's TV dramas, this program seems to have something to say. Generally speaking, only TV producers Dick Wolf and David E. Kelley can be counted on to deliver on that score -- at least for the first ten years or so! For me, the jury is still out on "Southland". So far, so good ... Just watched the second episode -- better than the first -- solid! This really IS turning out to be a cop version of "ER" ... grounded in realistic detail ... focused on the minute by minute challenges of realistically portrayed characters. This one could be a keeper!


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