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Rookies learn the ropes. Veterans burn out. Detectives take their work personally. Partners take their addictions too far. Relationships fall apart. Blood spatter patterns provide clues. With fast-moving action filmed on gangland streets and in pricey cul-de-sacs, Southland tells personal stories of men and women on both sides of the badge as they struggle to make a difference or simply survive.
The plot of the series is a work of the Los Angeles police department. Rookie Ben Sherman arrives at the beginning of an experienced instructor and a true professional John Cooper. He is honest and no-nonsense cop. Ben understands that under the guidance of a mentor, he can become a good cop.Read more »
A raw and authentic look into the Los Angeles crime scene, season 2 goes even further inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. Hardened LAPD veteran John Cooper is partnered with rookie officer Ben Sherman â€“ an on-the-job training that only reinforces the reality that being out on the field is nothing like his preparation at the Academy. Detective Lydia Adams must balance her hardened professional life with a more nurturing one at home. Detective â€œSalâ€ Salinger oversees the activities of fellow gang detectives, Nate Moretta and Sammy Bryant. While Chickie Brown works to become the first female member of SWAT. Together, they try to maintain order on the streets of Los Angeles â€“ and within themselves. At the dramatic conclusion of season one, Lydiaâ€™s partner is shot. As he struggles to survive, Lydia must reluctantly find a new partner. And new challenges, personal and professional, await the law-men and law-women of Southland in season two.Read more »
In season 3 Lydia Adams adjusts to having yet another new partner, Det. Josie Ochoa, while her old partner, Russell Clarke, deals with having a desk job at the station. The detectivesâ€™ first case together is of a missing woman who had been assaulted at work and they must find the rapist who was responsible. On patrol, John Cooper and Ben Sherman respond to an officer down call and wind up in a shoot-out in the middle of the street. Nate Moretta and Sammy Bryant investigate a double homicide where a local gang leader may be involved.Read more »
â€œSouthlandâ€ is a police drama. There is no chic and luxury, despite the fact that the action takes place in Los Angeles, and no police-superhero, investigating crimes century there. We show the usual routine work of the cops who have to travel to any event here. But despite the seeming prose, â€œSouthlandâ€ is tight and dynamic series, in which each character, whether novice Ben Sherman or cynical veteran John Cooper, has own view, history and his own truth.Read more »
Now a series regular, four-season veteran Howell plays Officer â€œDeweyâ€ Dudek, a recovering alcoholic who revels in his unpredictable behavior and off-color remarks. Missick reprises his recurring role from last season as Detective Ruben Robinson, who provides some experienced parental insight for his partner, Lydia. Bergl will return as Tammi Bryant, who has brought nothing but trouble upon her soon-to-be ex-husband, Sammy. Caldwell will return in her recurring role as Lydiaâ€™s caring but sometimes intrusive mother. And Murray is set to appear in a two-episode arc as Dave Mendoza, a likable cop who is a bit of a loose cannon and whose off-duty behavior may not always be the best influence on Ben.Read more »