Character-driven drama, 19-2 revolves around the day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops ... See full summary »
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 Nick Barron (38 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Ben Chartier (38 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Beatrice Hamelin (38 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Tyler Joseph (37 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Commander Gendron (37 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Audrey Pouliot (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 J.M. Brouillard (34 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Amelie de Grace (26 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Isabelle Latendresse (24 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Dispatcher VO / ... (24 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Sergeant Julien Houle (22 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Richard Dulac (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Dispatcher VO / ... (19 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Vince Legare (16 episodes, 2014-2015)
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Character-driven drama, 19-2 revolves around the day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops patrol the urban sprawl of downtown's 19th district, in cruiser No. 2. 19-2 is about the tensions and bonds that develop between two incompatible men of very different temperaments and life experiences. Over time, Nick and Ben's mistrust and antagonism for each other give way to moments of mutual respect and a wavering chance at a true partnership. As Season 1 progresses, we also get to know the tight-knit squad of 19. We see friendship and enmity, loyalty and betrayal. The series delivers in portraying the unpredictability and fragility of the world of a beat cop through moments of life-threatening intensity to its characters, both on and off duty, cementing 19-2 as a powerful character study and a gripping police drama. Written by Sphere Media Plus

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Catherine Bérubé appears in both the French- and English-language versions of "19-2", but as different characters. She plays series regular Officer Audrey Pouliot in the French version, and guest stars as paramedic Laura in the first season of the English version. (Laurence Laboeuf plays Pouliot in the English version.) See more »

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Not a typical "cop" show.
5 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've never seen the original french series, so I can't speak to how it compares to that, but I can say that it holds up on it's own as a great drama series.

The show is not action based in the way that you might expect from a show about a police squad. Sure there is a fair amount of action, fights and gun play, but that's not where the shows strength is. Instead the show is about the characters and the drama between them. This is not typical episodic TV where the characters face a new challenge at the beginning of every episode, and then resolve it by the end of the episode so everything is back to being the same. In 19-2 the storyline stretches across multiple episodes. If you start watching the series he middle of the season it will take you a few episodes to get up to speed, probably a good idea to watch the earlier episodes online first.

The cast of 19-2 is fantastic and the story unfolds more like a feature film than TV.

if you're looking for a shoot 'em up action show then there are other shows you might like better, but I can easily recommend 19-2 to anyone looking for a deeper drama series.


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