Posts Tagged 'police procedural'

Alcatraz Cal Sweeney S01E04 (Fox)

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Alcatraz is J.J. Abrams next show, and it’s currently being broadcast on Fox. The overall setup is eerily similar to Fringe, since it features an FBI task force investigating crimes, however that’s where the similarities end. Although, the show does feature Jorge Garcia from Lost and another blonde female lead, à la Anna Torv, but she’s much younger and starts out as a detective before getting assigned to Hauser and his team.  It turns out that Alcatraz was never closed. The prisoners just vanished and they have started reappearing for some unknown purpose. Each of them accomplishes some task for some nefarious over mind that we’ve yet to meet. The exact mechanics of the transport is unknown, but certain clues point towards wormholes of some kind.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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Alcatraz Kit Nelson S01E03 (Fox)

Alcatraz intertitle, via Wikipedia

Alcatraz is J.J. Abrams next show, and it’s currently being broadcast on Fox. The overall setup is eerily similar to Fringe, since it features an FBI task force investigating crimes, however that’s where the similarities end. Although, the show does feature Jorge Garcia from Lost and another blonde female lead, à la Anna Torv, but she’s much younger and starts out as a detective before getting assigned to Hauser and his team.  It turns out that Alcatraz was never closed. The prisoners just vanished and they have started reappearing for some unknown purpose. Each of them accomplishes some task for some nefarious over mind that we’ve yet to meet. The exact mechanics of the transport is unknown, but certain clues point towards wormholes of some kind.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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Alcatraz Pilot and Ernest Cobb S01E01-02 (Fox)

Alcatraz intertitle, via Wikipedia

Alcatraz is J.J. Abrams next show, and it’s currently being broadcast on Fox. The overall setup is eerily similar to Fringe, since it features an FBI task force investigating crimes, however that’s where the similarities end. Although, the show does feature Jorge Garcia from Lost and another blonde female lead, à la Anna Torv, but she’s much younger and starts out as a detective before getting assigned to Hauser and his team.  It turns out that Alcatraz was never closed. The prisoners just vanished and they have started reappearing for some unknown purpose. Each of them accomplishes some task for some nefarious over mind that we’ve yet to meet. The exact mechanics of the transport is unknown, but certain clues point towards wormholes of some kind.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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Silent Witness Bloodlines Vs The Prodigal

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I’ve been watching Silent Witness for years. It’s one of the best police procedural dramas out there. It’s kind of unique since it focuses on the pathologists instead of the forensic side of things. Season 14 just started on BBC and the last two parter, The Prodigal, was excellent. It mixed crimes with diplomacy and an international incident. I really like those two episodes, SE14E09 and E10.

If you don’t know about Silent Witness’ episode format, each week, a two-parter is aired on BBC. It allows the writers to create feature-length stories, which is something good in the case of this show.

In retrospect, I found the preceding two-parter, Bloodlines, really hard to watch. It was too close and personal to one of the main characters, Harry Cunningham. It was also surprising how E07 ended. It showed that Harry was actually killed by some thugs in Belgrade. For a moment, I thought that this was how the character would exit the series, but this wasn’t the case. It was clever, but honestly the rest of the story wasn’t as good as The Prodigal.


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