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Old 03-02-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The show is a work of fiction. I don't know why people are criticizing it like it's supposed to be an encyclopedia or documentary when it's not. It's a cop drama.
People are complaining because while it's fictional, it's supposed to depict Chicago, which it does a pretty miserable job of doing. If you're going set it in a city, use its name, its features, its symbols, its institutions and its accents, then it's best to understand the nuances of that city and portray them accordingly. Otherwise, pick a fictional city or make it ambiguous like Hill Street Blues.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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People are complaining because while it's fictional, it's supposed to depict Chicago, which it does a pretty miserable job of doing. If you're going set it in a city, use its name, its features, its symbols, its institutions and its accents, then it's best to understand the nuances of that city and portray them accordingly. Otherwise, pick a fictional city or make it ambiguous like Hill Street Blues.
Yes, yes. This.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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are you sure? I read this:

Bugs Moran

and I thought it mentioned that as he was raised by a foster family (or relative, I forget) his background had gotten obscured, but that he was actually French Canadian.

GREAT book btw. The same author wrote an awesome one on Dean O'Banion as well.
His father's last name (Cunin) name sounds Irish to me and his mother's last name (Gobeil) sounds French to me.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Interesting sights in Chicago in this episode. Chinatown. I'm gonna have to tour more of Chicago this weekend.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Interesting sights in Chicago in this episode. Chinatown. I'm gonna have to tour more of Chicago this weekend.
That is the same firehouse from the movie "Backdraft" if you saw that.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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People are complaining because while it's fictional, it's supposed to depict Chicago, which it does a pretty miserable job of doing. If you're going set it in a city, use its name, its features, its symbols, its institutions and its accents, then it's best to understand the nuances of that city and portray them accordingly. Otherwise, pick a fictional city or make it ambiguous like Hill Street Blues.
It is not only stupid but now gross. Do they really need to show us bloody bodies and severed hands? I thought I was going to vomit!
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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I've spent 2 stints now in the city of Chicago - actually, this show does a good job depicting various aspects of the city. I wasn't sold after watching the Pilot, but have watched every episode and it's not as bad as I thought it would be initially. I actually kind of look forward to it now!
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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It is not only stupid but now gross. Do they really need to show us bloody bodies and severed hands? I thought I was going to vomit!
Over something suitable for a public broadcast? That's funny.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Maybe it has been remedied or at least smoothed out since the episodes I stomached through, but did anyone else nearly get motion sickness from the over abundance of closeup pedestrian/cop "walk in front of the camera" frame transitions?

Aside from simply never gaining any interest in the characters, the camera work aided in ending it for me.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Interesting Historical note in the beginning of this weeks episode.

A prostitution episode. I like how they used some history here. No mention of Jim Colosimmo

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