History Series / CasesOfTheFirstDepartment

7th Jan '16 5:13:27 PM aye_amber
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15th Feb '15 2:10:21 PM crazysamaritan
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only lady that is in a way part of the team is [=JUDr.=] Svihlikova who is a public prosecuter. She's present at video reconstructions or line-up recognitions, and she's a worthy ally helping them with legal stuff. Other female characters are family members, secretaries, witnesses, suspects or victims. And then there is a female TV reporter who is more of an antagonist. It reflects the situation at the real-life 1st department (but other homicide departments in Czechia do have policewomen in important positions).
10th Jul '14 6:21:32 PM Fireblood
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The 1st department is an elite unit of the Police of the Czech Republic with the solve rate for murders at about 95 percent. The department deals with cases of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and other serious crimes. The series was co-written by Josef Mares (a real policeman and head of the 1st department) and Jan Malinda who works as a journalist. ''Cases of the 1st Department'' can boast of being extraordinarily authentic and precise in the description of police work, slang, methods of investigation, co-operation with other police departments, public prosecution or forensic experts in present-day Czechia. The police often know quite soon who committed the crime, but they have to figure out how to bust them, get them to confess and find conclusive evidence.
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The 1st department is an elite unit of the Police of the Czech Republic with the a solve rate for murders at of about 95 percent. The department deals with cases of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and other serious crimes. The series was co-written by Josef Mares (a real policeman and head of the 1st department) and Jan Malinda Malinda, who works as a journalist. ''Cases of the 1st Department'' can boast of being extraordinarily authentic and precise in the description of police work, slang, methods of investigation, co-operation with other police departments, public prosecution or and forensic experts in present-day Czechia. The police often know quite soon who committed the crime, but they have to figure out how to bust them, get them to confess and find conclusive evidence.

** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least it's what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]
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** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least it's that's what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]

** A tragic case happens in "Key Evidence". The victims in the episode are an Arabian man, his Czech wife and their small son. The man was involved in shady business and organized crime, possibly with drugs. The team has two versions for the investigation -- either they wanted to kill the whole family as a threat, or they were just after the guy and his wife and son were uncomfortable witnesses. [[spoiler:However, they were killed by the woman's teenage son. He wanted to murder his abusive stepfather, less so his mother. However, when the elder son and his mother had a fight, he attacked her with a knife and his little half-brother wanted to defend her. He accidentally swung his knife at him, too.]] * AbusiveParents: Two murder victims were abusive to their teenaged son in episode "Key Evidence". The widowed mother remarried and her new husband beat his step-son. They also treated badly the woman's in-laws from her first marriage who live in the neighbouring flat in the same house. * AuditThreat: In episode "Key Evidence", a suspect in murder of a woman and her Arabian husband is an Arab and an owner of a restaurant and cassino. He's extremely unhelpful and refuses to cooperate. It gets better when the police threatens to go over his accounts and taxes.
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** A tragic case happens in "Key Evidence". The victims in the episode are an Arabian Arab man, his Czech wife and their small son. The man was involved in shady business and organized crime, possibly with drugs. The team has two versions for the investigation -- either they wanted to kill the whole family as a threat, or they were just after the guy and his wife and son were uncomfortable witnesses. [[spoiler:However, [[spoiler: It turns out they were actually killed by the woman's teenage son. He wanted to murder his abusive stepfather, less so his mother. However, when the elder son and his mother had a fight, he attacked her with a knife and his little half-brother wanted to defend her. He accidentally swung his knife at him, too.]] * AbusiveParents: Two murder victims were abusive to their teenaged son in the episode "Key Evidence". The widowed mother remarried and her new husband beat his step-son. They also badly treated badly the woman's in-laws from her first marriage who live in the neighbouring neighboring flat in the same house. * AuditThreat: In episode "Key Evidence", a suspect in murder of a woman and her Arabian Arab husband is an Arab and an owner of a restaurant and cassino.casino. He's extremely unhelpful and refuses to cooperate. It He gets better more so when the police threatens to go over his accounts and taxes.tax records.

* BlondesAreEvil: The robber and murderess in episode "Hatred" is a peroxide blonde with IcyBlueEyes. She intoxitated her victims and then killed them, even though she could just steal. The team fail to explain her motive for murders other than she just pathologically hates all men. * BluffingTheMurderer: In episode "Key Evidence", Cap. Prazak and his partner arrest the murderer under pretense that they need to question him for evidence. He asks whether they already got the culprit and whether he's confessed. They say that they got him and that he's about to confess. Little does he know... He breaks during the questioning.
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* BlondesAreEvil: The robber and murderess in the episode "Hatred" is a peroxide blonde with IcyBlueEyes. She intoxitated intoxicated her victims and then killed them, even though she could just steal. The team fail to explain her motive for murders other than she just pathologically hates all men. * BluffingTheMurderer: In the episode "Key Evidence", Cap. Prazak and his partner arrest the murderer under the pretense that they need to question him for evidence. He asks whether they already got the culprit and whether he's confessed. They say that they got him and that he's about to confess. Little does he know... He breaks during the questioning.

* CityNoir: Downplayed. Prague is not absolutely horrible and dark here, but the city looks wonderfully shabby, gray, rainy or cold. It's noticeable especially if you compare it to Prague's usual idealized depictions set in sunny picturesque streets or beautiful historical palaces. Some murders happened in ghettos and poor neighbourhoods, and even the police building looks almost pitiful compared to high-tech sets of other police procedurals. %% * CopKiller: Episode "Policajt na odstrel" %% * TheCoroner: [=MUDr.=] Vojir is a medical examiner. Likes dark humour.
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* CityNoir: Downplayed.{{Downplayed}}. Prague is not absolutely horrible and dark here, but the city looks wonderfully shabby, gray, rainy or cold. It's noticeable especially if you compare it to Prague's usual idealized depictions set in sunny picturesque streets or beautiful historical palaces. Some murders happened in ghettos and poor neighbourhoods, neighborhoods, and even the police building looks almost pitiful compared to high-tech sets of other police procedurals. %% * CopKiller: Episode In the episode "Policajt na odstrel" odstrel". %% * TheCoroner: [=MUDr.=] Vojir is a medical examiner. Likes He likes dark humour.humor.

** Subverted when Maj. Kozak's daughter wants to appease her father (who got angry because of a clogged bathtub) by telling him she will cook schnitzels. He says ok and she says she's gonna download the recipe.
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** Subverted {{Subverted}} when Maj. Kozak's daughter wants to appease her father (who got angry because of a clogged bathtub) by telling him she will cook schnitzels. He says ok okay and she says she's gonna download the recipe.

* RapeAsBackstory: The team suspects that the perpetrator in "Hatred" was raped when she was small. Her female lover ''was'' raped by an old paedophile when she was a teen (with other girls). He was Ms Fialova's first victim.
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* RapeAsBackstory: The team suspects that the perpetrator in "Hatred" was raped when she was small. Her female lover ''was'' raped by an old paedophile aedophile when she was a teen (with other girls). He was Ms Ms. Fialova's first victim.
13th May '14 1:20:57 PM XFllo
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* BlondesAreEvil: The thief and murderess in episode "Hatred" is a peroxide blonde with IcyBlueEyes. She intoxitated her victims and then killed them, even though she could just steal. The team fail to explain her motive for murders other than she just pathologically hates all men.
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* BlondesAreEvil: The thief robber and murderess in episode "Hatred" is a peroxide blonde with IcyBlueEyes. She intoxitated her victims and then killed them, even though she could just steal. The team fail to explain her motive for murders other than she just pathologically hates all men.
13th May '14 1:20:08 PM XFllo
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** A tragic case happens in "Key Evidence". The victims in the episode are an Arabian man, his Czech wife and their small son. The man was involved in shady business and organized crime, possibly with drugs. The team has two versions for the investigation -- either they wanted to kill the whole family as a threat, or they were just after the guy and his wife and son were uncomfortable witnesses. [[However, they were killed by the woman's teenage son. He wanted to murder his abusive stepfather, less so his mother. However, when the elder son and his mother had a fight, he attacked her with a knife and his little half-brother wanted to defend her. He accidentally swung his knife at him, too.]]
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** A tragic case happens in "Key Evidence". The victims in the episode are an Arabian man, his Czech wife and their small son. The man was involved in shady business and organized crime, possibly with drugs. The team has two versions for the investigation -- either they wanted to kill the whole family as a threat, or they were just after the guy and his wife and son were uncomfortable witnesses. [[However, [[spoiler:However, they were killed by the woman's teenage son. He wanted to murder his abusive stepfather, less so his mother. However, when the elder son and his mother had a fight, he attacked her with a knife and his little half-brother wanted to defend her. He accidentally swung his knife at him, too.]]
13th May '14 1:17:01 PM XFllo
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The series has a top notch A-star cast in the main roles, however, the perpetrators are often played by less known actors which adds to its unsettling feel. The show has great numbers and really broad fanbase. The official discussion board is full of rave reviews.
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The series has a top notch A-star cast in the main roles, however, the perpetrators are often played by less known actors which adds to its unsettling feel. The show has great numbers and really broad fanbase. The official discussion board is full of rave reviews.Its second season was greenlit soon after the finale.
17th Mar '14 7:00:24 PM XFllo
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* {{Nepotism}}: Ondrej Kavalir is a young [[TheIntern intern]] who briefly observes the team and works with them. He is a son of somebody important from the presiding committee, the highest devision of the Police. The guys are not too thrilled because he makes lots of mistakes from the very beginning. He's not absolutely hopeless, but his last mistake is ''massive'' and he doesn't join the 1st department permanently.
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* MurderByMistake: It's one of the possibilities in "An Extra Hour". The victim might have been mistaken for a prostitute who looked very alike. The prostitute was harrassed by her former customer because she had infected him. The "erotic services" resided in a flat located in the same building where lived the victim. * {{Nepotism}}: Ondrej Kavalir is a young [[TheIntern intern]] who briefly observes the team and works with them. He is a son of somebody important from the presiding committee, Presiding Police Committee, the highest devision of the Police. The guys are not too thrilled because he makes lots of mistakes from the very beginning. He's not absolutely hopeless, but his last mistake is ''massive'' and he doesn't join the 1st department permanently.

* PoliceLineup: Used seriously, with sheer gravity the situation requires. They make sure that a judge and/or a prosecutor is present during the identification. Sometimes photos were used instead of lining people up.
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* PointyHairedBoss: Major Josef Korejs is a weak boss, not quite pulling off all his duties as head of the department. It's downplayed, however, as he has his rare moments when his police sense is on and he offers relatively useful insight on the case. He's willing to suck up to his superiors and bigwigs. His men ''know'' he will not support them in crisis and he takes the credit for their hard work. He also prefers the loyal over the competent. * PoliceLineup: Used seriously, with sheer gravity the situation requires.never played for laughs. They make sure that a judge and/or a prosecutor is present during the identification. Sometimes photos were used instead of lining people up.

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ** Major Tomas Kozak. He's a no-nonsense and highly capable cop who is better at organizing the investigations and handling various problems and issues rather than the actual head of the department, his boss Korejs. ** Zigzagged with Major Josef Korejs. He's not a bad guy, but he just looks like a slightly weak boss, not quite pulling off all his duties as head of the department. However, he has his moments when his police sense is on and he offers good insight on the case. The worst part is that he's willing to suck up to bigwigs and his men ''know'' he will not support them in crisis. He also prefers the loyal over the competent.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ** ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Major Tomas Kozak. He's a no-nonsense and highly capable cop who is better at organizing the investigations and handling various problems and issues rather than the actual head of the department, his boss Korejs. \n** Zigzagged with Major Josef Korejs. He's not a bad guy, but he just looks like a slightly weak boss, not quite pulling off all his duties as head of the department. However, he has his moments when his police sense is on and he offers good insight on the case. The worst part is that he's willing to suck up to bigwigs and his men ''know'' he will not support them in crisis. He also prefers the loyal over the competent.

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%% * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: SympatheticMurderer: %% ** Major Tomas Kozak. He's a no-nonsense and highly capable cop who is better at organizing the investigations and handling various problems and issues rather than the actual head of the department, his boss Korejs. "Cut Up" %% ** Zigzagged with Major Josef Korejs. He's not a bad guy, but he just looks like a slightly weak boss, not quite pulling off all his duties as head of the department. However, he has his moments when his police sense is on and he offers good insight on the case. The worst part is that he's willing to suck up to bigwigs and his men ''know'' he will not support them in crisis. He also prefers the loyal over the competent."Key Evidence"
17th Mar '14 6:26:16 PM XFllo
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** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]
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** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was it's what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]

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** In A tragic case happens in "Key Evidence". The victims in the episode "Cut Up", are an Arabian man, his Czech wife and their small son. The man was involved in shady business and organized crime, possibly with drugs. The team has two versions for the investigation -- either they wanted to kill the whole family as a threat, or they were just after the guy and his wife and son were uncomfortable witnesses. [[However, they were killed by the woman's teenage son. He wanted to murder victim was his abusive stepfather, less so his mother. However, when the elder son and his mother had a fight, he attacked her with a knife and his little half-brother wanted to defend her. He accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and swung his blow was much stronger than he had indended.knife at him, too.]]

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** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]%% * DaChief: Jerabek

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** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]]%% * IDidntMeanToKillHim: "Cup Up"
17th Mar '14 5:57:18 PM XFllo
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* AccidentalMurder: ** In episode "Cut Up", the murder victim was accidentally killed during a fight, or at least t was what the murderer said. The guy who killed her [[spoiler:was her kind-hearted roommate who was in love with her. She slapped him because he stepped into the bathroom when she was taking a shower. He slapped her back and his blow was much stronger than he had indended.]] ** The murderess in "Hatred" was already in prison before the current open case, sentenced when she was a teenager. She gave his second victim some pills to put him to sleep and wanted to steal from him, however, he was a cardiac and died.

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13th Mar '14 11:13:19 AM meerschaum
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minor spelling fix
* TeenyWeenie: The rapist from episode "Phantom from Southern Town" was reported to have a small pennis. [[spoiler:The team couldn't use line-up recognition because his photo leaked out in the media. He refused to confess to all of his crimes, so Maj. Tomas Kozak had an idea to use the information against him. He told him they would measure it and release pictures to press unless he confessed. He did.]]
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* TeenyWeenie: The rapist from episode "Phantom from Southern Town" was reported to have a small pennis.penis. [[spoiler:The team couldn't use line-up recognition because his photo leaked out in the media. He refused to confess to all of his crimes, so Maj. Tomas Kozak had an idea to use the information against him. He told him they would measure it and release pictures to press unless he confessed. He did.]]
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