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Gang Related 

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As kid, Ryan Lopez got connected to gang boss Javier Acosta. He's now detective in LAPD's Gang Task Force. While secretly passing info on to Javier, he's a good cop 95% of the time.

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Series cast summary:
Ramon Rodriguez ...  Ryan Lopez 13 episodes, 2014
Jay Hernandez ...  Daniel Acosta 13 episodes, 2014
RZA ...  Cassius Green 13 episodes, 2014
Sung Kang ...  Tae Kim 13 episodes, 2014
Inbar Lavi ...  Veronica 'Vee' Dotsen 13 episodes, 2014
Reynaldo Gallegos ...  Carlos Acosta 13 episodes, 2014
Shantel VanSanten ...  Jessica Chapel 13 episodes, 2014
Cliff Curtis ...  Javier Acosta 13 episodes, 2014
Terry O'Quinn ...  Sam Chapel 13 episodes, 2014
Emilio Rivera ...  Tio Gordo 13 episodes, 2014
Jay Karnes ...  Paul Carter 10 episodes, 2014
Lela Loren ...  Silvia 8 episodes, 2014
Catherine Dent ...  D.A. Ellis 6 episodes, 2014
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Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. In the gritty new action-drama GANG RELATED, Detective RYAN LOPEZ is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers - a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan's best friend and police partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN, who has been at the forefront of the city's war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang's leader, JAVIER ACOSTA, the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force. It's a secret that has been held for a decade by Ryan, Javier and ... Written by FOX

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Remember "The Shield"? "Gang Related" might just be as good.
16 July 2014 | by fernando-zepeda2See all my reviews

Fans of former FX show "The Shield" will love "Gang Related".

The show started off good and after the last few episodes, its reach GREAT status. Especially episode 7 (stealing back the Fish Scale). The acting is great, the story lines are somewhat believable. It does have a few faults -

No.1 - I love Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis) and without him...perhaps this show is a dud. Yet when you have him speaking Spanish, you can tell he's not Mexican. This is especially evident when he's speaking with Los Metas member Miguel Salazar. It's not a deal breaker, just an observation.

No.2 - Gang Members don't wear bandannas across there forehead. I see this all the time and I just don't understand why Hollywood keeps making this mistake. If you have to have a bandanna on a gang member. Have it place around his throat, in the same manner someone might place it just before a robbery to partially cover there face. Just don't place it on there foreheads, it's not the 80's! Besides that, the rest of the gang members in the show, actually look like what you would see in the hood. I would suggest you have Carlos razor shave his head...we don't do fades.

Besides those small mistakes, I love this show. I've recommended it to my friends and all of them are now hook. Hopefully it gets picked up for a few more seasons.

PS. I've read news stories of Mexican's dislike how Gang Related portrays them. I'm Mexican and I have no issue at all. Would you rather be portrayed as a High School teacher who makes Meth? Or perhaps a leader of a Biker Gang? Both of these two shows give you a man who is good at heart and yet has to make some decisions that you may not understand. Yet, they do it for there FAMILY. Which is why I love Gang Related, S.O.A, The Shield and Breaking Bad.


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22 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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