Chicago P.D. : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 8, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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50

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

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  • Summary: The spinoff of Chicago Fire covers the police in Chicago's District 21 including Intelligence Unit Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas),The spinoff of Chicago Fire covers the police in Chicago's District 21 including Intelligence Unit Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda), Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), Detective Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas), Detective Sheldon Jin (Archie Kao), Officer Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), rookie Officer Adam Ruzak (Patrick John Fluege), and Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 7, 2014
    75
    The Dick Wolf-produced drama is darker than its sister show, but it packs potential for fun with the city’s cops and firefighters crossing paths both on and off the job.
  2. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Jan 2, 2014
    75
    P.D. is as straightforward and meat-and-potatoes as police dramas get--Dick Wolf comfort food.
  3. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jan 6, 2014
    70
    Chicago P.D. is, in many ways, a throwback to an earlier, male-dominated era of crime shows, yet it carves out room for strong female characters who are good at their jobs and taken seriously by their colleagues--and the writers.
  4. 50
    As executed, it almost seems like a parody of the genre.... Beghe's growly, macho performance is hard to stomach, getting in the way of even noticing the attractive supporting cast.
  5. Reviewed by: Carrie Raisler
    Jan 8, 2014
    42
    Spinning off an established show in order to up the chances of that happening is a fine impulse, but this Chicago Fire offshoot is not quite up to the task of creating something indelible just yet.
  6. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jan 8, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, Chicago P.D. is just that--a reminder, a breathy echo of other, much better shows. Many of which are available in affordable DVD packages and on various streaming services.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 8, 2014
    20
    Chicago PD, is the most arrogantly conceived display of bare-knuckled hooey since the mercifully short-lived Ironside reboot, which polluted the same Wednesday 10/9c time period last fall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    Really wonderful show! Sophia Bush is great and it's not just like every other cop show. Really great, I definitely recommend it!
    I find it's
    Really wonderful show! Sophia Bush is great and it's not just like every other cop show. Really great, I definitely recommend it!
    I find it's much better than Chicago Fire.. Less melodramatic and more of an actual plot.
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  2. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    This show is awesome. My favorite new show. Love the characters. Fell in love with this show from the first episode. Sophia Bush is awesome,This show is awesome. My favorite new show. Love the characters. Fell in love with this show from the first episode. Sophia Bush is awesome, Jesse Lee Soffer is hot!! Erin and Jay chemistry is off the chart. This show is the best Expand
  3. Feb 28, 2014
    10
    My husband and I really enjoy Chicago PD. We moved away from the northwest side of Chicago (not a suburb) 1.5 years ago to southeast of theMy husband and I really enjoy Chicago PD. We moved away from the northwest side of Chicago (not a suburb) 1.5 years ago to southeast of the Twin Cities. I had lived my entire life (67years) in the same neighborhood. We love hearing the actors try their best in remembering how to pronounce Chicago - Sh caw go not Sh cah go! We love that we see the actual city, not just the river and el and then filmed in Canada! We are happy that they mentioned particular places and schools even though I haven't heard of Chicago Med(ical) Hospital. I have to say that it does get a little rougher than I would like (in the cage), but we are still happy to see a production in Chicago. Keep it up! Expand
  4. Jan 24, 2014
    9
    A great new cop drama, directed by Dick Wolf. Strong cast, interesting storyline each week and little focus on romantic drama - just theA great new cop drama, directed by Dick Wolf. Strong cast, interesting storyline each week and little focus on romantic drama - just the occasional hint of tension between characters. The show seems to be steadily improving each week, and has a lot of potential, with episodes to look forward to. Expand
  5. May 14, 2014
    9
    I love Chicago Fire and I love Chicago PD.
    Why ? Chicago PD is so different than other cop shows. It really nature, people here are not
    I love Chicago Fire and I love Chicago PD.
    Why ? Chicago PD is so different than other cop shows. It really nature, people here are not super humans, they have normal problems, struggling in dirty world.. especially Hank leader of IU.

    Its way better than any law & order **** But americans are dumb........... I hope in 3rd season too
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  6. Jan 16, 2014
    6
    A cop spin-off from the fantastic show Chicago Fire. We follow the newly formed intelligence squad, lead by the one and only Sergeant HankA cop spin-off from the fantastic show Chicago Fire. We follow the newly formed intelligence squad, lead by the one and only Sergeant Hank Voight. Fans of Chicago Fire will remember this guy as the dirty cop who wreaked havoc with Matthew Casey's life. So if you are going to go from watching Chicago Fire to this show then be in for some surprises. The dirty cop has got off the hook, not only is he being released from jail but he was given a promotion. He's a tough character to judge, for some reason he has found a moral compass which now just makes him come off as bipolar. Evil plans one scene then helping out a defenseless kid the next.

    Seems to be the run of the mill American cop show, a lot of drama and many unanswered questions. As it is a spin off there will be plot holes, lets hope they can be answered so that viewers of both shows can fully enjoy the story.

    Overall this hasn't shown anything new. You do get the odd scene which includes a cast member from Chicago Fire but these sometimes feel awkward and out of place. Give it a chance though, there's some good talent in the show and the story could head in an interesting direction. Only time will tell.
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  7. May 1, 2014
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am a native Chicagoan, and I was very excited that the pair of shows was being filmed in the city. To it's credit, the city is showcased in spectacular fashion. But that's just about where my admiration ends. The final shot inn my enjoyment of this show was the episode aired on 4/30--part two of the hospital bombing started on Chicago Fire. One thing that is extremely troubling to me is the police brutality--this is not a joke in this city, sadly. To have a show that glorifies something so troubling to the city. Are we supposed to forget that, every time a suspect is beaten, s/he is going to 1. not get jail time and 2. sue the city for millions, and most likely win? The violent Chicago cop is such a stereotype; it's not something that should be encouraged or glorified. The second problem I had with the show is just a silly thing from last night's show--the villains were from a "ranch outside of Kankakee". Well, there aren't a whole lot of ranches in these parts, guys. Lots of corn fields, and the occasional cow, but no ranches. Second problem I had was the reason the 'ranchers' were angry with the Chicago PD--apparently they were raided and family members were killed by the Chicago PD. What were the CPD doing in Kankakee?!? It's not even a suburb! Just foolish; a little research would have shown these errors. Expand

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