TV series creators have limitless inspiration when it comes to inventing explosive cop storylines. Some are downright far-fetched, others are realistic enough to get us excited. Here are five that will grab your attention.
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Intervening in a shoplifting, traffic violation, or fight is one thing. It’s different to have to deal with a terrorist attack. If only the FBI members trained in Quantico, Virginia, had some commendable experience. But no, they are newbies. And to make matters worse, one of them, Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), is suspected of committing an unforgivable act. Policing can be extremely stressful and exhausting; Imagine having to prove your innocence…
► 3 seasons available on Disney+
Mental health is tackled with great skill in this Quebec production, masterfully produced by Podz. Like the duo Chartier-Berrof (Claude Legault and Réal Bossé), the viewer is confronted with oh-so-stressful and disturbing situations. The two patrol officers do not have an easy everyday life, but they react when asked to intervene. Initially dissatisfied that they have been chosen for a shared vehicle and that they are struggling with serious personal problems, they embark on stories that do not always have a happy ending…
► 3 seasons offered on Tout.tv Extra and Netflix
Wiretapped (by The Wire)
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We’re moving to Baltimore, Maryland. Law enforcement has to deal with different issues divided into five themes, one for each season. They are involved in the drug trade, confronted with the organization of the seaport, placed before the city government, included in education and forced to wrestle with the print press. The witnesses change constantly like the problems. But the mission remains simple and clear: apply the law and establish justice. A multi-award-winning HBO series written by a former courtroom reporter.
► 5 Seasons on Crave
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When it comes to crime, Chicago is on par with Los Angeles or New York. The team from the 21st district can confirm that. The criminal investigation department constantly inherits hot files and has to work with very rare people. Add to the brewing brewing in the streets, internal tensions and Sergeant Hank Voight’s (Jason Beghe) special techniques not taught in police academies. In order to survive in this American production, you have to have your whole head in mind and be prepared for all eventualities.
► 10 seasons to watch on Prime Video
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It’s all about loyalty here. The police know the value of that word. Within the Los Angeles-based SWAT Special Operations Unit, he takes on tenfold importance for one man: Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore). He carries great responsibilities and a strong sense of belonging to members of his elite, but he has maintained a strong bond with a neighborhood he knows like the back of his hand. He needs to negotiate his priorities skillfully, but has to make a lot of decisions under pressure…
► 5 seasons for Club illico and Netflix subscribers