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Avatar for nitetrain nitetrain said:
Apparently, my expectations were too high as I was very disappointed with this series. I should not have presumed there would be a positive point with a guy back stepping 25 years. Instead, you get chauvinism, police brutality and tactics reminiscent of the Minnesota Strike Force gang. 1 of 10 stars
posted Dec 31, 2009 at 5:58PM
Avatar for Planxty Planxty said:
The basic setup is a 2005 English cop is in an accident and wakes up (or is it a dream?) in 1973. Yes, his 70’s police team is riddled with "chauvinism, police brutality" etc., but it is his being placed into the 70s with a 21st century perspective and how he handles cultural aspects considered acceptable at the time that is the whole point of the series. That said, the time period contrasts are mostly 70s hairstyles, an old car, and dated slang which can easily slip past you if you are not familiar with early 1970s England. I did live in England in the early 70s so I watched the show with more recognition expectation than it actually delivered in the end. It’s okay as a cop show though there’s more guns and action that make it feel like it is catering to a younger audience than those who will remember the 1970s. The ethical differences could be just as easily achieved by transplanting a protagonist from one culture to another in modern times. It wasn’t terribly successful at making me feel I was transplanted back 40 years. It ends up being another cop show and failing a bit in packaging on delivering its ethics message.
posted Jun 14, 2013 at 11:26AM
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