5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic cop show!,
This review is from: Southland: The Complete Fourth Season (Amazon Instant Video)
This is a terrifically good series.
The episodes are filmed on location with such realism and immediacy that the viewer
is completely caught up in the moment and feels as if they are right there in the story.
The scripts are well-thought out and intelligent. Since they don't spell everything out,
you as the viewer have the chance to think about the relationships and figure
out why the people are doing what they do, what the characters are feeling
and why what just happened happened.
This is in keeping with the idea that the viewer is just eavesdropping in at various
(exciting and interesting) times in these people's lives.
The characters are portrayed realistically as people with their own problems who are
trying to do the best they can in really difficult situations. It makes me really
appreciate the value of good policing in keeping us all safe. And all the acting is simply
first-rate. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available for streaming and on DVD. Hopefully,
that will be true for Season 3 soon!