I’m seriously bummed that FOX doesn’t plan to air more than four or five “special episodes” of “America’s Most Wanted” next TV season. I happen to love that show and have had a season pass set on my TiVo since I bought the infernal device. The damned thing keeps making “suggestions” about what I would want to watch. This thing doesn’t know me! Anyway, TiVo tells me about other shows my AMW affliction indicates I would enjoy, and when it makes a suggestion I give it a try.
Problem is, at least nine out of ten of TV shows about law enforcement are absolute garbage. I watched “Chicago Code” for ten minutes before giving up forever. I watched a whole episode of “Flashpoint” once — except I was asleep after the first commercial break, so I suppose that really doesn’t count. I watched the new ’Hawaii Five-0” for another ten minutes — well, at least until the gals with the bikinis were replaced on screen by dudes in bad shirts.
I think I’d be a far better producer of a “cop show” than any Hollywood types currently making millions of dollars while also making meaningless drivel. I’d bet a waist-high stack of green money that there are hundreds of PoliceOne Members who feel the same way. My show might have a mix of elements we loved in “Dragnet” and “Adam 12,” with a smattering of “Barney Miller” and a “Police Squad.”
What would your “cop show” look like? Who would be your characters? Where would they work?
I found the below trailer for a new show coming out, and thought it would be a good jumping-off point for us to collaborate (in the comments area below) on the perfect “must-see LEO-TV” program. Check it out, come up with your own ideas, and share them below.