“Southland” has all the action of a big budget movie and the complex characters of a HBO series, it’s hard to belive this show was almost canceled (smart move NBC). Bokeem Woodbine is back this week for his third appearance as Officer Jones and really adds a nice touch to the ensemble cast. A severed hand, a spontaneous combustion masturbation, a cat loving NRA member, and a guest appearance by Marla Gibbs from the TV show classic “227” are only part of what makes this episode awesome! Carl Lumbly is a new Captain and he isn’t going to settle for anything but the best from his officers. While this is the type of leadership Sherman had wanted, he is really starting to learn that the only thing black and white about being a cop are the cars. There is some great hidden meta-humor with Marla Hill’s character mistaking Regina King for her “Brenda” character from “227”. Another great guest appearance this week is from Glenn Plummer (Speed, Showgirls), as a wrongly convicted man who enacted revenge. Lucy Liu has been doing a really nice job and I have never enjoyed her more. I wonder is there will be any romance between her and Cooper. If you are not watching “Southland” now you will! Don’t be a follower and get in now! It airs on TNT @ 10pm Tuesday nights. I for one have my DVR set to record!
I Am So Glad I Watch “Southland”