Lethal Weapon Season 3 - Spoilers

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  1. Hot4Bo

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    Ok, so I’m watching S3 E6, and Trish has a client who is a cop. She explains to Roger that she is Five-0. I would love to know how that is even possible when Five-0 is a Hawaiian task force (not in California) specifically created for Hawaii Five-0, which is a CBS show and Lethal Weapon is on Fox.
     
  2. DavidTigerFan

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    five O is slang for cop
     
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    Yeah, 5-0 is real-life slang, and it originated from the original TV show.

    --Carlos V.
     
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  4. Hot4Bo

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    I honestly have never heard that. In this case, IMO I think language evolution is ridiculous.
     
  5. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

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    I'm not sure what "language evolution" means. :) If it means accepting new words into the language than I suggest you take up Icelandic, which has been virtually unchanged since medieval times.

    I think I've heard the 5-0 reference for cops since maybe the 1980s. It's not really new. Heck I just saw it in the Jack Ryan series being texted by a Muslim boy to one of the terrorists.
     
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  6. MikeekiM

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    I am absolutely still in!

    I think they did a great job, considering the circumstances, replacing the Riggs character...

    I think the cops and robbers action/comedy genre is under-represented... I watch and want to reward representing this genre!
     
  7. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Yeah... The writers for "The Wire" uses the "5-Oh" slang quite a bit, and I respect the writers of this show enough to believe that this is a legitimate use of slang.
     
  8. mattack

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    ok, even ignoring the "that's general slang" confusion, I had thought this might have been _also_ TV related if they were done by the same production companies. They aren't, but that happens often nowadays, e.g. a show that airs on ABC may be made by CBS production.

    ALSO, along with the TV relation, shows nowadays seem very very willing to mention shows on other networks, or even very often mention things like Netflix.. which would've been bad just a few years ago (mentioning the competition).
     
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    Ditto.
     
  12. Hot4Bo

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    A little disappointed. I didn't love this show but really liked the last episode.
     

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