What will remain is the terrific, admirably diverse cast; the tough-but-uncynical attitude; and, perhaps best of all, the out-of-the-TV-norm location. The show isn't just set in Detroit; it's shot there, which gives it an authenticity and a palpable sense of place.
Absent the overworked conceit of actors glancing at the camera to register annoyance or irony, this has turned into just another well-produced cop show with some excellent actors, like Imperioli or James McDaniel, who plays Det. Jesse Long and played Lt. Arthur Fancy on "NYPD Blue."
This show is probably the best show on TV. Best cop show by far. Makes The Chicago Code look like Sex in the City. Imperioli and Jon Michael Hill are phenomenal. Aisha Hinds is a great female lead. The setting is so unique and great.
Detroit 187, It will be difficult for the public to take your series as respectable. Being a professional in Saginaw and belieiving that the DPD are not on the take is as beiieving that ex mayor Kilpactrick was an alter server. The back ground is good you need to get, legit on the background and terror to be real and legit the gansta movement which is not romantic as the Italian ganster movement in Detroit. I as a Michigander believes that I am not secure in the tourist areas due to the poor protection I receive. Been to the Detroit Auto show and was asked if I had a concealed weapon and I denied the fact and I was not observed to have one and in fact I did to protect my family. This is what we as michiganers feel about our once great city believes!Make it legit as the other crime shows!!!!!!!The good guy does not win in Michigan. Make it a win situation, base it on true life as Law and Order
The rest of Detroit 1-8-7's cast is fill-in-the-blanks police fodder. The only two characteristics that separate this show is one, it is filmed wholly in Detroit (who cares, a soundstage looks just as convincing) and two, the cameras are handheld (who cares, that shakiness can become very annoying).
Detroit 187 is a gritty cop show in the tradition of Homicide: Life on the Streets. Love the show and the cast, especially Michael Imperioli's character. I liked the pilot a lot, and the show just gets better every week as we get to know the characters.
This show has the potential to be a long lasting police procedural drama, filling that long void that has been filled by the over the top CSI type shows ever since NYPD Blue signed off. I find the stories on Detroit 1-8-7 compelling, and the characters very interesting. Not to mention the Action. Imperioli is true Thespian. If you don't know, now you know. WATCH IT.
We love, love this show! Read somewhere that some of the filming occurs in Atlanta. We have mourned about the lack of a complete recording of NYPD Blue for years. If anyone can make that happen please do it! You would make money!!! Anyway we have been gratified to see this new show likened to the object of our missing older series... We felt that just a few minutes into the season opener. Can't wait for more! Natural, believable, immediately comfortable and intriguing. Keep it up!
Detroit 1-8-7 is a fresh addition to a stale, overdone genre. I was skeptical before watching the show because it looked like another crime show and though it is another crime show, it definitely offers a different perspective and the show itself has a great voice. Anyone who watches it will be pleasantly surprised and will most likely mark their calendars (if people still use paper calendars) to tune in for the next episode.