Michael Cudlitz in Southland from "Underwater"
They deal with the insanity of the streets of Los Angeles, addiction, murdered partners, psycho girlfriends/ex's. It's presented in an unvarnished, unforgiving manner. The cops are bigots and good guys and bad guys...sometimes all rolled into the same character. They get injured. They get shot. Some of them don't come back from the streets. There is nothing else like it on TV right now.
Plus it has one of the best gay characters on TV: John Cooper.
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