Better action/crimes than Cops but tabloid in style
This show is a copy of Cops but is more interesting because it deals only in undercover operations, stings, buy/busts, and serving warrants on dangerous felons.
Vice Squad has an edgy camera/editing/music style that is more like The Shield than Cops (which doesn't appear edited at all, as you get to listen to some drunk vagrant mumble incoherently for several minutes each episode).
For people who like real details, this show excels because the officers or captions explain the penalties that apply to the offenses observed on the show.
The major problem with this show that leaves it without credibility is way that they show everything multiple times, like Entertainment Tonight, that repeats ten minutes of footage into an hour long show. Vice Squad does it in a horrible formula: 1) The show starts and they show a case that is being filmed.
2) It gets to the climax and the arrests are made.
3) They go to a commercial.
4) It goes back to the climax and repeats the whole section where the arrests were made. This is unbearable.
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