police procedural

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police procedural

a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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It goes without saying that "New Amsterdam" opens with our hero investigating the murder of a sexy young woman, because pretty much all cop shows open with the murder of a sexy young woman.
A timely release for this box set, due to the new Michael Mann movie based on the classic cop show arriving in cinemas at the start of August.
For one thing, and I count this as a detail in the show's favor, 24 differs from many cop shows in that it does not mince around pain.
After all, as the cop show had it, 'there are a million stories in the naked city'.
There is far more violence in the news than on sitcoms or even cop shows.
The cop shows and, for that matter, the hospital dramas all show people in extremes.
K-Ville Five, Wednesday, 10pm Gritty cops shows are ten a penny these days, but good gritty cop shows, well that's another matter entirely.
We're used to seeing gritty, realistic, procedural cop shows - this is much lighter, all based on the fact this man comes out of prison radically altered.
FANS of forensic science cop shows have a chance to experience the real thing in a university course this summer.
TV COP shows are giving crooks too many clues about how police crack cases, one of the north west's top officers has said.
ABC, which has recently bombed spectacularly with its cop shows, has ``Countdown,'' a ``24'' rip-off that essays the final 43 real-time minutes of SWAT showdowns; ``Eyes,'' about a high-tech security firm; and ``The Secret Service.