Detroit 187 Premiere SPOILERS

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  1. Enrique

    Enrique Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2006


    The next episode airs this Tuesday.

    ABC has picked up a total 18 episodes for the first season.
  2. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    That is good. This is one of my surprise shows if not surprise shows of the season. Overall I have found the new show crop to be very weak. Not much worth watching. I never really intended to give this much of a chance, but it is really a good show.  Much better than I could have ever expected.
  3. pcguru83

    pcguru83 RIP Misty

    Jan 18, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    I completely agree. This is a fantastic show and I'm saddened to hear it hasn't done well in the ratings. The subtle humor thrown in is great. Unfortunately, according to TV By The Numbers, it's a goner after the current order of episodes is exhausted.
  4. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Glad people are watching this show. Its hard for a crime show to stand out among all the other crime shows. Detroit is one of my favorite cities (I visited in February) with an interesting story to tell.
  5. PacMan3000

    PacMan3000 Member

    Sep 23, 2003


    I'm also digging this show. I have been surprised by how much I've enjoyed it and its characters. I like seeing a good mix of diversity, as well.
  6. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    I find this show very distracting as I keep looking for the nuances of Detroit and locations I'm familiar with (the bus station in this week's episode is relatively new and only a few blocks from my office, and I loved that they finally got the "pop" thing right). It seems like the show is almost an ode to Detroit (much like The Wire was to Baltimore) that might be better served on cable. It'd be nice if one of the cable networks could pick it up to keep telling Detroit's story, but I'm not optimistic.

    That said, I've never been a huge fan of cop shows for one major reason, and this show has the same flaw: they seem to solve every crime. There have been 7 episodes with 2 murders each, and they're 14-for-14. These guys shouldn't be working homicide in Detroit, they should be looking for Osama bin Laden.
  7. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    I was born and raised in the Detroit Subs. My wife about falls out of her chair when she sees that everyone they try and arrest runs like hell. We try and guess when the guy is going to run... lol
  8. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    I'm still enjoying the show, just because I've been to so many of the location shots.
  9. spikedavis

    spikedavis New Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    I'm watching this now and I love it. So glad I gave it a shot. It's like a fictional version of "The First 48" which basically ruined cop shows for me by showing "real" police work.
  10. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    Just caught up on the last 2 episodes. I must say I did not see the ending coming. However, if this show weren't set in Detroit I probably wouldn't be watching it, not because it's not a good show, but because I'm not a fan of the one-off (or in most cases with this show two-off) cop dramas. I like the Molloy stuff because it's a strong conspiracy line.

    That said, as I said before, I still find this show extremely distracting. I will find myself rewinding to see if I'm familiar with the location their shooting at (there was one restaurant in last week's episode where I could tell they were eating something that that particular restaurant doesn't serve). And I was taken aback by the fact that they were giving Molloy the key to the city - Detroit's only given a key to the city to 5 people (including Saddam Hussein).

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