the Sheriff of Oakland County criticizes ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7
Mike Bouchard Sorry Detroit 1-8-7. A joke. Really, You knock on a door looking for a homicide suspect and stand in front of it- your’e going to uncuff a multiple killer in the lobby by yourself! Not. I had such hope. They might want to have a real cop somewhere on set and tell them how lame this is.
Matt Dolengowski Wouldn’t SRT “eliminate the threat” once he pointed the weapon at a police officer? Even though the lobby shooting was a joke it was factually accurate in the past 12 years 50% of all fatal officer shootings happen within 5 feet or less
Ann Zimmerman OK, I get the perspective from the officers in the crowd here but it’s the first episode. How many new shows have we had to sit through for several episodes before it really hit a homer? In my book the Sopranos was one of those shows. I will keep watching it but I agree it will need to pick up the pace to keep my attention.
Brian Morton First, it’s called artistic license. A real ‘cop drama’ would be a bit dull…after all, how often do you knock on a door and a shotgun blasts through it?? Not too often! Second, it’s a TV show, the overall look and feel of the City seemed real to me (speaking as a lifelong resident) and it didn’t bash the City like everyone thought it would. Overall, a good start, a bit generic, but, with some issues that I can get past.
Tara Lindsay Some of the awkwardness likely comes from the fact that it was originally intended to play as if it were a reality show…they scrapped that idea when that little girl was shot and killed in Detroit last May during the filming of an actual …reality show. I give big credit to the producers, however, because they…more than most projects coming to Michigan…have made a very real effort and commitment to hire local workers for their crew. Watch the show, support those jobs. Supporting the local economy can’t get much better than sitting on your butt to watch a tv show.
Christopher Joshua Arndt Too few shows set in the midwest. Too many set on one of the coasts; it’s like they forget we exist. Then they throw us a bone and it’s been picked clean of the quality meat.
Joahna Carol Check this out.. an ex homicide officer commented on the show 1-8-7…: