Series COPS Discussion

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11:51:56 AM Apr 3rd 2013
I'm assuming British and other non-USA local knock-offs of this show could also be referenced here, as basically they're all the same franchise anyway?
11:50:08 PM Jun 12th 2013
I'd assume that they'd be fine. Might be best to split the tropes into Tropes Common to X headers.
07:42:42 AM Jul 25th 2013
Don't do what, exactly?

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  • This is conspicuously absent from the numerous British clones of this show. The police are always, always, shown as being calm in the face of insane provocation, who will reason with unreasonable offenders, who will try to calm a situation, will never respond however bad the abuse gets, use physical restraint only as a last option, and who will help a criminal into the paddy wagon with the utmost concern for his welfare. This good-as-gold-in-front-of-the-cameras stuff begs the question - would they be so keen to do everything by the book if the cameras weren't there? Yeah, right.
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