Blue Lights: Blue Lights Season One (full) Season 1, Ep 0
Blue Lights follows rookie police officers working in Belfast, a city in which being a frontline response cop comes with unique pressures and dangers. The city, nominally "post-conflict" still has sectarian divides, paramilitaries running drug operations and conditions which make police work difficult. The Guardian "Don’t sleep on this fantastically tense Belfast cop show". The Spectator "The BBC’s Blue Lights is a near-perfect cop drama" First shown by the BBC March 2023 and currently available on iPlayer.
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving. Trailer> [more inside]
Manifest: Tailfin Season 3, Ep 1
Ben heads on an international mission with Vance to seek a clue in hopes of finally unlocking the mystery of Flight 828. An intense calling leads newlyweds Michaela and Zeke on an adventure of their own. A guilt-ridden Saanvi attempts to forget her past sins by starting a new chapter. Jared's interest is piqued by an intriguing stranger. [more inside]
Manifest: Fasten Your Seatbelts Season 2, Ep 1
As the Stone family reels in the aftermath of a devastating shooting, they're hit with their most foreboding calling yet; The Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi. [more inside]
Black: Black (Full Season) Season 1, Ep 0
A man possessed by death. A woman who can see death. The earthly and the afterworld collide dangerously. (Netflix, OCN Korea) [more inside]
Criminal: United Kingdom (3 episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after 3 suspects. (Featuring David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, and Youssef Kerkour) (Netflix Original) [more inside]
Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
City on a Hill: The Night Flynn Sent the Cops on the Ice Season 1, Ep 1
In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. (Showtime, US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
A prosecutor without empathy and a bold female police are taking a murder case involving unrestrained political corruption. [more inside]
Anyone else following? Worth discussing? [more inside]
Comrade Detective: The Whole World Is Watching First Watch Season 1, Ep 5
Comrade Detective purports to be a rediscovered buddy cop show from mid-eighties Romania, made as Eastern Bloc propaganda/entertainment. It isn't; it was filmed in Romania in the modern day, with Romanian actors, and then dubbed into English by actors like Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, and occasionally guest stars like Debra Winger and Daniel Craig. In this episode: Baciu's family notices something unsettling; we hear Dragos's suspicions and learn something new about Stan; the American embassy is hospitable. [more inside]
Taken: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
In the series premiere, young CIA operative Bryan Mills acquires a unique set of skills. [more inside]
Person of Interest: Truth Be Told Season 5, Ep 3
Reese's cover could be blown when he realizes the latest POI has ties to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton. Thus begins what's in no small part a procedural episode that focuses on Reese's backstory and how it affects his present. As such, it's a bit of a throwback to earlier seasons, and a bit of a breather after the one-two punch of the opening episodes of PoI's final season. [more inside]
Houdini and Doyle: The Maggie's Redress Season 1, Ep 1
American Harry Houdini is in England, where he and Arthur Conan Doyle team up with the first lady on the local police force, Constable Stratton Adelaide. In their first adventure together, they investigate the murder of a nun from one of the notorious Magdalene Laundries. A witness claims that the murderer was a young woman tormented by the nun - but she's been dead for 6 months.
Angie Tribeca: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
The mayor is being blackmailed, and the lieutenant is just sick about it. Angie Tribeca is assigned a new partner, Jay Geils, to find the blackmailer and bring him to justice. The only problem? Tribeca works alone.
In the summer of 2001, new Boston Globe editor-in-chief Marty Baron tells his staff on the paper's "Spotlight" team that he wants them to focus on allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Initial incredulity aside, they come on board, one by one. [more inside]
Hinterland: Devil's Bridge Season 1, Ep 1
On his first day on a new job DCI Tom Mathias investigates a blood-soaked bathroom and the disappearance of 64 year old Helen Jenkins. The inquiry focuses on an old Children's home above the ravine spanned by the Devil's Bridge. [more inside]
Forever: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A medical examiner who's seen it all gets caught up in a train crash investigation. [more inside]
Scorpion: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A team of geniuses help out the government. [more inside]