Southland: Season 3, Episode 6

Cop or Not (8 Feb. 2011)

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Sammy is now practically adopted as substitute-father by Nate's angelic son Pete, but can't stand his chatterbox patrol partner and dangerously provokes the tough scum from the slum where ... See full summary »

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Sammy is now practically adopted as substitute-father by Nate's angelic son Pete, but can't stand his chatterbox patrol partner and dangerously provokes the tough scum from the slum where even Nate's informants turned on them. Ben is stoic about being posted in Hollywood, confident the news will glue even criminals to the tube, after hip-hop and movie star Billy Stearn is arrested live on TV for the bloody slashing in their villa of his wife, who however had an affair with the bodyguard, a former Royal Marine. Detective Russell Clarke is back, on the chief's team, stealing the show according to Lidia, who is suspended as suspect for a press a leak from the murder scene. Written by KGF Vissers

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I used to like this show
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll say it again! I used to like this show. I've watched it from the pilot That being said, it's starting to slide into some cerebral Blair witch project cop show that's about as good as that movie was. This episode opens with the kind of scene everything coming out of Hollywood these days is adding; the surprise homosexual outing of a character. And of course they take the most macho character and show us; see homosexuals can be tough too. I can easily live with that, but these stories are really becoming tedious. Every episode has become a stage for one or more of the cops being wrecked by either their own conscience or some thing their partners have done. I've worked around inner city cops and if they spent this much time soul searching they'd be completely ineffective. Abusing pain pills, and alcohol. But where is the actual crime stuff. They had the formula the first season, but they seem to have decided that making a social statement is more important then just telling a good story. They need to study The Wire, or Homicide Life on the Streets, and maybe even check out where they were going in season one.


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