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* CopCriminalFamily: Played with. The Evans family (Paul, Gary, and Jim) are all cops. Paul accidentally shoots a doctor, mistakenly believing him to be a criminal because he's black. The other two both start either committing crimes (in [[BigBrotherInstinct Jim's]] case) or getting close to it and ensuring preferential treatment for his son (Gary).


* HeteronormativeCrusader: Jira's birth father turns out to be a born-again Christian who opposes homosexuality and comes off like this, insinuating that her deceased adoptive father Harrison is now in Hell due to being gay. She naturally reacts poorly, and says she no longer wants to have any contact with him.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Paul's reaction the minute he realises he's mistakenly shot Harrison.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Paul's reaction the minute he realises realizes he's mistakenly shot Harrison.


* {{Protectorate}}: Jim and Vic towards Paul, and Daniel, Tia, and Liam for Jira.



* TangledFamilyTree: Jira's. She was adopted by Harrison first, then Daniel, but her birth mother, Tia, now has another family with a young child and a husband.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Jira's. She was adopted by Harrison first, then Daniel, but her birth mother, Tia, now has another family with a young child and a husband.husband.
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Paul shoots Harrison and then all his cop buddies try to help cover it up. Jira and Daniel are only looking for justice for Harrison.


* TheAtoner: Paul sees himself as this towards the end and tries his damnedest to get punished for his actions.



* DysfunctionJunction: Where to begin.
** Harrison is a saintly E.R. doctor with a beloved adopted daughter...and he is killed in the first episode by Paul Evans. And was cheating on his husband with a guy from a bar.
** Daniel is struggling with intense grief over Harrison's death and has a great deal of UnresolvedSexualTension with his co-worker, who is also arrested and slandered for being a gay Muslim.
** Harrison and Daniel's daughter, Jira, is completely brokenhearted over her father's death and wants to find her adopted mother, Tia, who has an ambiguous DarkAndTroubledPast.
** Paul himself has a DarkAndTroubledPast allegedly courtesy of his abusive father and dead mother, and Paul's older brother Jim is wheelchair bound following a shooting.



* TheAtoner: Paul sees himself as this towards the end and tries his damnedest to get punished for his actions.


* RealityEnsues: Calder could have shot Harrison in the front on well-lit 4K tape that the world sees and a Chicago grand jury would still have let him off.

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* RealityEnsues: Calder Evans could have shot Harrison in the front on well-lit 4K tape that the world sees and a Chicago grand jury would still have let him off.

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* RealityEnsues: Calder could have shot Harrison in the front on well-lit 4K tape that the world sees and a Chicago grand jury would still have let him off.

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* TheAtoner: Paul sees himself as this towards the end and tries his damnedest to get punished for his actions.

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* FightingIrish: Downplayed as they're Americans, but the Evans family are all Irish Catholics and willing to fight.


''The Red Line'' is an American television series, produced by Creator/AvaDuVerney, about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

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''The Red Line'' is an American television series, produced by Creator/AvaDuVerney, Creator/AvaDuVernay, about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).


''The Red Line'' is an American television series, produced by Creator/AvaDuVearney, about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

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''The Red Line'' is an American television series, produced by Creator/AvaDuVearney, Creator/AvaDuVerney, about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).


''The Red Line'' is an American television series about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

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''The Red Line'' is an American television series series, produced by Creator/AvaDuVearney, about the personal and political fallout when a white cop (Creator/NoelFisher) shoots an unarmed black doctor, Harrison (Corey Reynolds). His husband Daniel (Creator/NoahWyle) struggles to raise their black adopted daughter alone, while she sets out on a path to find her birth mother Tia, now an aspiring Chicago politician (Emayatzy Corinealdi).

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* HasTwoDaddies: Jira, of course.

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* StraightGay: Both Harrison and Daniel.


* DoubleMeaningTitle: The red line is the Chicago transport system and a point of no return, politically or socially.



* TheLad-ette: Vic, Paul's police partner.

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* TheLad-ette: TheLadette: Vic, Paul's police partner.


It is shown in double bills on CBS All Access in May 2019.



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* CareerEndingInjury: Paul's brother, Ethan, is a former police officer who is in a wheelchair following a shooting.

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* BreakTheCutie: Jira, from the death of her adoptive father.
* CareerEndingInjury: Paul's brother, Ethan, brother Ethan is a former police officer who is in a wheelchair following a shooting.shooting.
* CrusadingWidower: Daniel's sole purpose after Harrison's death is trying to get justice for it by suing Chicago after they fail to bring charges against Paul.
* HappilyAdopted: Jira, prior to Harrison's death. She then subverts this because she feels she has to know her black birth mother, rather than just her remaining white father.
* TheLad-ette: Vic, Paul's police partner.

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