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bloodrose wrote

Oh my god, I was coming here to ask the same damn thing. I am still watching the first episode and it's pushing this bullshit narrative that

  1. cops are under direct threat by criminals and their jobs are somehow dangerous

  2. unarmed cops would just fucking die because of #1.

I had hoped it would have some good race stories but I just cannot deal with cop stories. It's like they didn't even understand the point of the Watchmen comic book.

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lastfutures wrote

They're also doing a live action show set in prison later this year.

Oh that sounds awesome, they should have done that sooner now that I think about it. The show has sorta gone downhill over the years but I still enjoy it, there's always some hilarious scenes.

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lastfutures wrote

I guess to me it feels so harmless that it stops being about cops. They don't even moralize about crime or portray criminals negatively. It's like it's not even a show about policing.

I get your point about that having consequences, and it'd be better if they worked somewhere else, but I'm not all that bothered by the show overall.

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ziq OP wrote

I watch that show and that's exactly why it's problematic. It normalizes cops and presents them as kind and lovable, as well as culturally progressive. It's not as bad as the cop dramas, but it still plays a part in getting people to have empathy for cops over their victims, and to look at the job as desirable and harmless. And the B99 cops still happily put people in cages to protect private property.

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bloodrose wrote

I feel this way about all procedural shows except Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I feel like the show is a cop show by accident, not by design. Like those character could be sitting at Central Perk just as easily as a police precinct.

I am very tired of all the shows being turned into either cop shows or military shows. As a fan of the comic Lucifer, I was seriously disappointed to see it turned into a cop procedural show. There were ads for a show about witches that looked cool but then it turned out to be about a witch military force. :(

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