Originally Posted by gwsat
Think nothing of it. I suggest that most of us around here believe that differences of opinion are the mother's milk of lively discussions. I agree with you, by the way, that few if any shows on television these days can match the quality of the writing on Breaking Bad. I think most would agree that there is no better writing on any show.
Agreed. But at the same time, like you said, I'd still give Southland an A...definitely not B-level. Southland rings truer than any cop show I've ever seen, from the dialogue to the situations. I know people say that what they see on the show seems far-fetched, but I can tell you that just from watching the local news/reading the local paper, that a lot of crazy ish happens in LA. I've seen
a lot of crazy ish happen in LA. lol It may not all happen in one day like on this show, but it happens. That naked guy running down the freeway? That happened last year.
Sure they may embellish a bit, but really, it's only just a bit.
Edit: And if you ever hear local radio shows etc. where they have the actors on and have people call in, a lot of times it's cops (LAPD/LBPD/whatever) calling in to say how much they appreciate the show's realism.