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

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Top Rated TV #225 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sergeant Terry Hill 19 episodes, 2011-2013
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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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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Bystanders at shooting locations thought that Ben McKenzie had changed careers from acting to law enforcement. 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 »

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Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) See more »

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Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
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Written by Frederico de Brito & Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes
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17 April 2009 | by See 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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