Posts Tagged ‘The Chicago Code’

Review – The Chicago Code – Gillis, Chase & Baby Face (S01Ep03)

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

 

I am just going to sip my coffee while I try and not outsmart myself.

This week:
Wysocki and Evers are on the hunt for armed bank robbers. Colvin’s actions put Wysocki and Evers in danger. Organised crime go all passive aggressive. Colvin goes gunning for Gibbons via the Irish Mob.

Pluses:
Holy twists and turns, Batman.
The two major stories this week really complimented each other with great cross over.
The depths of corruption.
Play and double play.
100% engaging.
Wysocki vs Moosekian.
Outstanding writing.

Minuses:
I was disappointed in Wysocki’s niece’s choice but understand the peer thing, but still given her background I thought it unlikely.

The Chicago Code is far and away my favourite show on TV right now. Its intelligent writing and story arcs, incredible acting and brilliant delivery makes this show my #1 on the watch list. Make it yours too. The Chicago Code is on USiTunes.

#fourandahalfoutstandingpandas

Review – The Chicago Code – Hog Butcher (S01Ep02)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Guessing these aren't to refill your pez.

This week:
Emotional, physical and political fall out from the death of Colvin’s driver. Isaac and Vonda decide to shine while the rest of the force are searching for the Cop Killer.

Pluses:
Really interesting to see how the force focused on finding the shooter.
Great red herrings – I totally fell for the last one.
Interesting dynamic between Colvin and Wysocki.
That scene at the end just ups the anti something shocking.
Nice development for Vonda and Isaac – be interesting to see how that now flows into the major arc.
Looking forward to seeing more of Moosekian.
Wysocki has fast become the most interesting cop on the box.

Minuses:
Felt it unusual that Hennessey would call – but Wysocki broached that.
Will the bad blood to Colvin continue to hinder her attempts to clean up the city? Not sure they can keep pushing that.
Still not convinced on the voiceovers but they are good at driving the story forward very fast.

This was a great episode. After such a strong first ep/pilot I was ready for a slightly less strong second episode. If anything, this dragged me deeper into the story. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

#fourbadgedstars

Review – The Chicago Code – Pilot (S01Ep01)

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In case you didn't know, I kick butt, take names and clean up this city before I finish my breakfast bagel.

Synopsis:
After a life of witnessing the impact of bribery in her home town of Chicago, Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals – yes the Flashdance chick) becomes Police Commissioner, and is going to clean up the city – from corrupt politicians to street thugs. With ex-partner (and rule breaker) Jarek Wysocki (Australia’s Jason Clarke – Rabbit-Proof Fence, Farscape, Home and Away and Brotherhood to name just a few) by her side – they will break the unwritten law behind the law.

Pluses:
Amazing character development without dumbing down.
Great peak behind the corridors of power and what it costs to stay there.
Ambition.
Great supporting cast – not an off beat.
Interesting family/relationship dynamics.

Minuses:
Not sure I really liked the voice overs, but the one that is cut short is just so powerful.

I must admit I wasn’t interested in this show at all – I thought it was yet another un-needed police procedural. Jace from The Daily Beast and Televisionary set me straight, so I followed his advice and watched. I am pleased I did, as it makes Blue Bloods lack real depth.

TEN is showing Blue Bloods, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they picked up The Chicago Code as well – they have a lot of police drama.

#fourandahalfreallyimpressedpandas