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Southland 

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

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Ann Biderman
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Cudlitz ...  Officer John Cooper 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Shawn Hatosy ...  Detective Sammy Bryant / ... 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Regina King ...  Detective Lydia Adams 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben McKenzie ...  Officer Ben Sherman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
C. Thomas Howell ...  Officer Dewey Dudek 27 episodes, 2009-2013
Arija Bareikis ...  Officer Chickie Brown 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamie McShane ...  Sergeant Terry Hill 19 episodes, 2011-2013
Michael McGrady ...  Detective Daniel Salinger 18 episodes, 2009-2011
Dorian Missick ...  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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color (HD)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 Portuguese singer songwriter Dulce Pontes. The piece was also used in the movie Primal Fear (1996), 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Hollywood Complex (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
(uncredited)
Written by Frederico de Brito & Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes
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17 April 2009 | by vertigo-afterglowSee all my reviews

I've been on IMDb for quite sometime now, but have yet to feel compelled to write a comment. I suppose my biggest concern is that one of my favorite shows (i.e. Freaks & Geeks, The Class, Undeclared, etc.) will again meet its' demise if not for full and utter fan support.

Right out of the gate, this show grabs you with not necessarily likable characters, but real characters. It makes no excuses for the way people act or the situations life inevitably holds for us on a daily basis. It is not over-dramatized, watered-down or needlessly careful. It's appeal is rather than being presented as a miniseries, it is shot more in the tradition of a motion picture or cable series (not unlike The Wire -- best show EVER) where measures are taken after the shoot to make it prime time friendly without being corny or sappy.

Though it's too early in the game to give this a 10, I can say that if you haven't checked this out yet, do yourself a favor -- you won't be disappointed.


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