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Old 03-04-10, 06:49 PM
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

liked the episode. funny how that chick cop goes from a dunk partner to one who is a fat slob and can't do anything. i wonder if she hooks up with sherman, as they keep hinting at it.
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

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liked the episode. funny how that chick cop goes from a dunk partner to one who is a fat slob and can't do anything. i wonder if she hooks up with sherman, as they keep hinting at it.
Yeah I got a sense of some sexual tension between Sherman and Chickie even towards the end of last season.

If they had to cut some more cast members in order for this to get a 3rd season, my vote goes to Shawn Hatosy, who plays Kevin Alejandro's partner. The guy is not really believable to me as a detective and looks like a goofball in each scene he's in.
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i hope they cut regina king. i hate the way she acts.
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

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i hope they cut regina king. i hate the way she acts.
They won't. Behind McKenzie and Cudlitz, she's the next biggest name on the show.
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

I like Hatosy, but if they were to cut actors, I could see how he would be pretty quick to go.

And Regina King is ACES on this show, IMO.
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

Ben McKenzie blogs about tonight's 2nd episode of the new season "Butch and Sundance"

http://www.tvguide.com/Celebrity-Blo...e-1016004.aspx
In this week's episode, we touch on a theme common to our show: the psychological toll exacted on cops who witness extreme violence while on the job. In "Butch and Sundance," Officers Cooper and Sherman are the first to arrive at the scene of a brutal triple murder. Without revealing too many plot details, suffice it to say that both officers suffer psychologically from witnessing such a horrific event. Cops have a variety of ways of dealing with trauma, and Officer Cooper's behavior embodies many of them. Repression, displacement, and the use of gallows humor are among the coping mechanisms employed. Sadly, however, these mechanisms are often not enough. In the U.S., two-thirds of officers involved in shootings suffer moderate to severe problems and 70 percent of them leave the force within seven years of the incident. In other words, if Ben Sherman were real, his participation in the "officer-involved shooting" in the pilot would mean he runs a very strong chance of not being a cop in the near future.

Southland is not real, of course. Our main characters experience extreme situations (shootings, car chases, murders, etc) on a weekly basis. In reality, these officers would never encounter these circumstances with such frequency. However, we show these acts for a reason. They help create compelling television (we hope), but they also highlight a fundamental difference between cops and the general public. Cops see the world differently from most of us civilians because they experience the world differently.

Luckily, the vast majority of us have never personally witnessed a violent crime. We have never seen a murder victim lying dead on the ground in front of us, blood oozing from his skull. We are largely insulated from the darkest side of human nature, and for that we ought to be grateful. It is not pleasant to contemplate the fact that you or your loved one could be murdered at any moment.

Instead, most of us experience brutal, horrific violence only through the media filter: TV news and scripted "fake violence" on TV shows (like Southland) or in movies. This violence will never be as truly terrifying and disturbing to us as the real thing because it is not personally experienced; it is just a shared piece of entertainment or news for all of us to consume as a society. And too often, real violence as seen on the local news has become a punch line for us — an opportunity to make a sarcastic crack at the victim's or suspect's (or police officer's) expense. Near the end of "Butch and Sundance" there is a scene where Ben Sherman goes to dinner with his wealthy sisters, and it clearly exposes this rift between cops and civilians.

Cops know the darker side of human nature all too well. It surrounds them, from petty crimes all the way up to murder and rape. It is a burden they carry with them always, the sad knowledge that we humans are deeply flawed creatures capable of despicable acts. I know I could never actually be a cop because I couldn't shoulder this burden, but I thank God that there are men and women out there who are willing to do so. They keep us safe.
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Re: Southland -- Season 2 Premiere -- "Phase Three" -- 03/02/10

Anyone catch the season finale? That was probably my favorite season closer in quite some time. Chickie's character was really fleshed out and everyone jibed really well for the final arc of the season.

I'm glad my job picked up this campaign for TNT to do some of the marketing, as I wouldn't have known it was picked up. Now I hope enough of us can get behind it so that TNT renews it.

Now that the season is over I'll be watching the episodes that are up on TNT's website.
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