Southland (2009–2013)
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As a new, no-nonsense captain takes over, Ben has a moment of weakness during an especially trying shift, while Lydia and her new partner suspect that a convenience store homicide was a revenge murder.


Nelson McCormick


Ann Biderman (creator), Cheo Hodari Coker | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cudlitz ... Officer John Cooper
Shawn Hatosy ... Officer Sammy Bryant
Regina King ... Detective Lydia Adams
Ben McKenzie ... Officer Ben Sherman
Lucy Liu ... Officer Jessica Tang
C. Thomas Howell ... Officer Dewey Dudek
Carl Lumbly ... Captain Joel Rucker
Dorian Missick ... Detective Ruben Robinson
Glenn Plummer ... Darrell Miller
Rose Rollins ... Officer Anawalt
Bokeem Woodbine ... Officer Jones
Marla Gibbs ... Ms. Miller
Gwen McGee ... Woman Harboring Fugitive
Tiffany Boone ... Crystal
Julian C.R. Brentley Julian C.R. Brentley ... Kid


Tang and Cooper's past physical problems are put to the test when they are attacked by a perp on the street. Lydia and Ruben investigate a convenience store murder, and Lydia uses her typical compassionate charm to collect facts on her suspect from an unassuming grandmother. Ben and Sammy ride with another officer who is prone to small mistakes. And Joel Rucker takes over as the new captain. Written by TNT Publicity

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Crime | Drama | Thriller







Release Date:

24 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Just after detective Adams gets out of the pool, the scene switches to Cooper and Tang in the patrol car. Officer Tang says that the other officers now call them "the walking dead". Michael Cudlitz later goes on to play Abraham in the zombie series The Walking Dead (2010). See more »


References Footloose (1984) See more »


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It's good but it could have been better
11 February 2014 | by ciffouSee all my reviews

I have only watched two episodes of this show and I enjoyed it. There was something familiar about it. I knew what it was when the credits rolled and I saw Christopher Chulack and John Wells names. It does have a similar vibe as the outstanding "Third Watch" that they also produced, but I don't know if it has to do with the lack of Edward Allen Bernero or maybe because there were less network executives involved but something is missing. Let's acknowledge that for example an outsider opinion could have improved the netflix's season of "Arrested Development" and I think something similar might have happened here. There is action. It draws you in...but we don't really get the chance to connect with the characters' stories, we only see them going from one fire to another, all of them happening in a surreal time frame, which makes the good, exciting, meaningless fun that we can all enjoy. I just think that something more could have come up from all of this.

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