TV Review: Get on the Streets with ‘Boston’s Finest’

Chicago – “Cops,” “The First 48” — people love getting on the ground with real cops, the men and women who fight crime in an increasingly dangerous world. There’s something about riding along with law enforcers that is instantly engaging — the danger, the side of society we don’t often see, the real-life action. Into this genre enters the pretty-good “Boston’s Finest,” a beantown approach to the unscripted cop show produced by legendary Bostonian Donnie Wahlberg (“Blue Bloods”), premiering tonight, February 27, 2013, on TNT.

Television Rating: 3.5/5.0

The approach to unscripted crime-fighting in “Boston’s Finest” is far from breakthrough. It feels like a real-life “Southland” on the other coast, as cameramen are teamed up with pairs of cops from some of the most intense branches of the Boston P.D., including special task forces, the Swat Team, the Fugitive Unit, and the Gang Unit. This is not your “drunk guy in
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