This week Tang (Lucy Liu) has a really bad day on TNT’s fantastic cop series “Southland”. After being served with divorce papers she is pissed off and determined to make everyone as miserable as she is. First by giving a guy a ticket when waiting for his wife with a broken leg and then by shooting a teen with a “toy gun”. This causes some tension with her partner Cooper who realizes that she tampered with the toy gun. Cooper is so disturbed by the whole thing that he has to see his sponsor. Meanwhile, Sammy is still pissed at Ben for questioning his integrety and isn’t ready to forgive him even though he stops a deranged, broken bottle wielding, rape victim from stabbing him. Really hope the two off them can work things out beacuse the comrodery they had was a fun aspect of the show. Lydia is not ready to let anyone know she is pregnant even though they all suspect it. Her partner Robinson (Dorian Missick) is actually starting to grow on me. It is nice to see Lydia have the same partner for more than a few episodes. It’s nice to see that he still has her back even though she wont come clean to him about the pregnancy. “Southland” airs Tuesday’s 10pm on TNT, I for one have my DVR set to record.
“Southland” is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows on TV. With dozens of police shows on TV it manages to really stand out and give a fresh and unique take on the popular genre. There is so much going on in each episode that it is hard to believe the show is only an hour. This weeks episode featured, orthodox jews, a pedophile, a gang leader, a tasered coach and a murder. Sherman has become an internet sensation from punching a teenage girl and having it caught on video. This seems to have both positive effects on him with some woman now throwing themselves at him while others want to throw down. Sammy, who is still obsessed with gangs sets his sights on gang leader Day Day Crawford. Crawford rapes the members of his gangs girlfriends and this does not sit well with Sammy who wants to take him down. After handcuffing him to a telephone pole Day Day’s gang members take revenge on him and kill him themselves. Meanwhile Tang and Cooper catch a thief who targets jews on the sabbath and in one of my new favorite scenes let a guy have a free punch in the face to a guy who sucker punched him (awesome). They also respond to a pedophile that has his head shaved and tagged by his neighbors. The episode ends with a very “Spartacus” moment where after the pedophile’s house is set on fire all the neighbors one by one say they did it. Lydia and her new partner (who is finally starting to grow on me) solve a murder of a woman who was responsible for her neighbor losing their house. This is such a great show and I can’t wait for next week when we find out Lydia is preggers!!?!?!? I really can’t stress enough how great this show is! “Southland” airs on TNT 10pm on Tuesday, I for one have my DVR set to record!