Southland Season 4 (yes there will be spoilers)

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  1. Jan 18, 2012 #1 of 142
    RonDawg

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    Action-filled season premiere. Some of the segments seem pulled directly from actual incidents, such as the runaway car. There is a COPS episode from Las Vegas about 20 years ago where there was a runaway car behind one of the casinos, and Cooper's attempt to stop it is an almost frame-by-frame exact re-enactment of that COPS episode.

    Another one is the ambush of the police station. There was a similar incident at Detroit PD a few years ago and this too looks like a re-enactment of the security footage of that shoot out.

    I am NOT liking Lucy Liu's character thus far. She reminds me of what I see a lot in this line of work: overcompensating for being female in a (still) largely male profession. Yet, her command presence was not all that convincing, as the traffic stop of the young black male in the old Celica showed. And considering she had been nearly killed on another stop (the dash-cam footage Cooper was watching at the end), her tactics on that stop were terrible.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2012 #2 of 142
    dowalker

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    Glad it is back!
    Great show overall
     
  3. Jan 18, 2012 #3 of 142
    uncdrew

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    I like Lucy's character.

    Damn was I hoping her YouTube would be mud wrestling or something. :p
     
  4. Jan 18, 2012 #4 of 142
    snowjay

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    It was a good show. I immediately recognized some of the incidents from real life events, especially the station shoot out.

    I don't dislike Lucy's character but lots of bad tactics for sure. I also don't agree with the rest of the squad making fun of her because of the video.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2012 #5 of 142
    uncdrew

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    Where's the intro tune?
     
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    gchance

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    It was there on mine.

    Greg
     
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    Ment

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    Random Mad Momma: 'Its going to take Jesus and two more white folk to keep me from kicking your ass!"

    Best cop show going. Southland..so glad you're back!
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 #8 of 142
    Unbeliever

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    "Now I understand why you preferred jail"

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  9. Jan 19, 2012 #9 of 142
    RonDawg

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    This. Their comments initially made me believe she did something to look like the LAPD's equivalent of Kim Kardashian, but in reality that attack was quite brutal.

    The best part of the episode, and something which reminds me of an actual incident at work. I had to take a juvenile African-American girl home to her grandmother (and actual guardian) after she had been arrested. She had been quite sassy with me and my partner, until we pulled up to her house, and then she got VERY quiet.

    We quickly realized why. You could tell Grandma ruled that household with an iron fist. My partner and I got out of there real quick before Grandma did something in front of us that would necessitate us arresting her :eek:
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012 #10 of 142
    snowjay

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    That's what I thought too. The look on Coopers face at the end might of been a little foreshadowing for a possible event later in the season if he were to meet up with this guy.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2012 #11 of 142
    NatasNJ

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    Great episode. Loved it from top to bottom. This episode seemed to have 2-3 major events where typically it felt like they only had 1 per episode. Bravo...

    Love watching the old rookie take over as his mentors clone by trying to follow the book. Should make for very interesting conflicts ahead...
     
  12. Jan 19, 2012 #12 of 142
    Zevida

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    This show packs so much into an episode it is crazy. There was a big payoff and it went to commercial break so I figured we were at the end and were going to come back to the 5 minute wrap-up, then I checked the time and we were only halfway into the show!

    I am a little bummed at how much the budget cuts have slashed the cast. While I enjoy the patrol and I think Lydia is a very strong detective, I quite liked the gang unit detectives and will miss those characters and stories. There used to be 8-10 people in the opening credits, now there are five maybe? You'd think instead of paying big name guest stars for 3-5 episodes they could pay some nobodys for a full season.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 #13 of 142
    phox_mulder

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    Anyone know who played the huge Lucy Liu attacker?

    Is he really that big?
    Is she really that tiny?
    Or was there camera trickery afoot.

    He looked semi familiar, like a wrestler maybe (though I've never watched wrastlin')


    phox
     
  14. Jan 19, 2012 #14 of 142
    Zevida

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    She looked really tiny next to Cooper. I wonder if we are used to seeing her in 4" heels and as a cop character she is in flats. Her IMDB bio says 5'3".
     
  15. Jan 19, 2012 #15 of 142
    Gunnyman

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    I have a continuity question regarding this show.
    I recall seeing a couple of seasons ago that C Thomas Howell's character retired. Am I remembering something wrong? Also he seems a whole lot less abrasive than he was in the past.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2012 #16 of 142
    snowjay

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    He was a drunk, retired, went to rehab and came out of retirement.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    Ah ok Thanks Snowjay.
    I missed the first tNT season. This must be when that all happened.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2012 #18 of 142
    Zevida

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    I think the rehab was separate from the return. The episode where he was drunk and went nuts on Chickie and flipped the car and caused him to go to rehab was the end of season 1. His retirement party was early in season 1. I think he returned because he had nothing better to do or his wife wanted him out of the house or something.

    I looked it up. Dewey's retirement party was S01E02. He was then immediately in the next episode. I think he never actually retired.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2012 #19 of 142
    TheMerk

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    So glad this show remains on the air.
     
  20. Jan 19, 2012 #20 of 142
    LlamaLarry

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    So, no more Chickie?
     

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