I’ve run through just about every new cop show this season (“Blue Bloods”, “Detroit 187” and “Law & Honor: Los Angeles”) and found every one of them hard to sit through for an entire episode. A couple of years ago, “SouthLAnd” premiered on NBC as a replacement for the outgoing “E/R”. The show drew plenty of critical acclaim but was only a modest ratings hit so NBC cancelled the series. The series quickly moved over to TNT where you can catch up on all episodes (http://www.tnt.tv/series/southland) before its third season premiere in January.
If you haven’t seen this groundbreaking series, I implore you to watch just one episode. You will be blown away! The show’s gritty reality and high-tension drama make it what “Entertainment Weekly” said was one of “The Best Show You’re Not Watching.” It’s certainly under-appreciated at a time when so many crap cop shows are taking up space on the major networks. How this show doesn’t get Emmy nominations is simply a matter of no one watching it.
If you’ve tried (and even liked) some of the new cop shows this season, you really should give “SouthLAnd” a try. It truly leaves the others in the dust. Its stories and characters stay with you long after you’ve watched it. It is not just the current best cop show – it’s one of the best ever. Check it out! http://www.tnt.tv/series/southland/