police procedural

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police procedural

a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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In a return to the lo-fi sound of his early albums, Music for Cop Shows is dominated by parping harmonica, grunts and snarls that are accessorised here and there with a spindly guitar or keyboard lick.
ITV have had big hits with Scott & Bailey - starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp - and Broadchurch, with Olivia Colman, among their raft of cop shows.
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.
How often have we watched movies or cop shows that kick off with THAT view - the greatest city on earth as seen from the air, through all of the magnificent skyscrapers.
Still, in these cop shows the corpse of the murder victim has something of a cameo role, though she or he may show up later in crime scene photographs meant to push a witness or jury's buttons.
Prior to `Dragnet,' cop shows were all very stagy, all done in the studio.
When you do cop shows," he comments, "you don't do them beating Rodney King.
In their playful 1995 video Normapaths, Jane and Louise Wilson show their twin fascinations with espionage and cop shows on '60s and '70s television--not just The Avengers but The Bionic Woman and Starsky and Hutch as well.
There is far more violence in the news than on sitcoms or even cop shows.