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COPS: Does TV get any better than this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier TCF Club

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    Is it just me, or was tonight's segment with the Vegas pre-teens one of the best of the season? Watching the mohawked instigator break down crying was just awesome.
     
  2. verdugan

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    "I love you Mom." Good episode.
     
  3. LoadStar

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    I'm kind of surprised that they could even show it. Normally juvenile offenders aren't identified on TV, and usually the news pixelates/blurs their faces out.

    The segment tonight with the guy that was fighting with the cop while apparently completely out of his brains on drugs... the guy in the black shirt that ended up getting involved, was that a cop, random civilian, or was that one of the COPS crew? It almost looked like it was one of the crew that saw that the cop was unassisted and was rapidly losing control and decided to try and help. They never really mentioned it later on when the officer was going over what happened.
     
  4. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    With the parents or guardians signing a waiver the faces can be shown.
     
  5. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Parts...
    This whole debate has already been brought up a few pages ago (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7494662#post7494662)

    But since you brought it up. I am certain the man in the black shirt and glasses was the camera man. As the fight escalated and the camera starts to move around you can see the leg of the man holding it. Brown pants. Then you can see a shoe. Tan & Black running/hiking shoe with yellow-orange accents. A second later you can see the man hand the camera to someone else (probably the sound guy) as he helps restrain the soon to be prisoner. The man in the black shirt, eyeglasses amd curly hair is wearing brown pants and tan/black running/hiking shoes with yellow-orange accents.

    There was mention of a man in a black shirt with a blurred out logo. The only thing close to that that I saw was white smudge on the shoulder of the black shirted man. Most likely from where he rubbed up against the painted brick wall. There is also white on his elbow.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2010 #266 of 623
    Neenahboy

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    Yikes, that was one dull half hour. If I want to watch the CBP do its thing, I'll watch old episodes of ABC's Homeland Security USA; they at least managed to make the search for drugs and the subsequent interrogation interesting.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2010 #267 of 623
    Bob Coxner

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    +1 This was one of the weakest Cops in a long time.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 #268 of 623
    Neenahboy

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    I read a couple weeks back that the COPS crew is making its first trip to Cook County to follow the Sheriff's Police for several segments to air next season. :up:
     
  9. Neenahboy

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    The full hour of Cops was pre-empted in Chicago by Bears preseason football. Was there a new ep tonight?
     
  10. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Nope
     
  11. 6079 Smith W

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    Was it just me, or did the first segment of tonight's show (the "drug smuggler" in the white car) seem incredibly fake?

    Lots of camera editing, with quick takes from officer to officer all of whom happen to be right near some action, almost as if it was a weekly drama series. A not very high speed chase. No struggle to get the guy out of the car or put him in cuffs. Put the "bad guy" in the paddy-wagon and give the back of the wagon an obligatory two taps to let the driver know to go ahead. You never once see the "bad guy's" face - the camera is always conveniently behind him or something always somehow manages to obscure his face - and they never use blurring.

    The whole thing smelled like a training exercise that they let the camera crew record and then tried to pawn off as the real deal.
     
  12. Neenahboy

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    Wasn't just you. It was staged shot after staged shot: from the close-ups of the agents putting on their vests and loading the magazines, to them doing the hilarious little trot out of their vehicles and repeating "10-4" into the walkie a million times. And the female agent conveniently emerging from behind the fence right where the driver bailed out... :rolleyes: The CBP must need employees badly, because that was a pure propaganda segment.

    And I said this during the first episode with CBP last season, but it still holds true: I'm hating these (terrible) attempts to be a clone of Homeland Security USA.
     
  13. janry

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    It did seem rehearsed and staged.

    Regarding the guy retained from the airport (body smuggler): EWWWWWWW!
     
  14. That Don Guy

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    Once again, Cops gets dissed by Entertainment Weekly. In its Fall Preview episode, there are previews for shows on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays...and a box saying something like "Why is there no Saturday section? Because THERE'S NOTHING ON!" (The only time Saturday has appeared in EW's Fall Preview in the past five years or so was when they used it to review the DVD release of The Love Boat, which was a Saturday staple in its day.)

    -- Don
     
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    Neenahboy

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    Haven't watched tonight's episode yet, but how can you NOT be intrigued by this bit of guide data? :D

    "A battery case involving a roommate, a hammer, a sandwich, and a misunderstanding."
     
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    nataylor

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    Missed it due to the Yankees/Sox game running long. Darn it, that sounded good.
     
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    cheerdude

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    It was ok... Don't think anything stood out for me.
     
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    Langree

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    !@#$%^& Baseball!!
     
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    steve614

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    And FOX for not following the CBS model.
     
  20. Neenahboy

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    My TiVo didn't record last night's ep because it said it was "no longer in the guide." :rolleyes:

    Anyone know where I can find it, either via streaming or torrent? I've looked in all the usual places and am coming up empty.
     

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