P.S. Let me just transcribe some of the magical dialogue and events from this pilot episode. Starting from about 10 minutes in:
- "Come home and make a baby."
- "You've got 90210 written all over you."
- "He doesn't pay his rent! What am I supposed to do?"
- "Look, I'm never gonna lie, okay?"
- newbie (Benjamin McKenzie) throwing up after seeing a rotting corpse (pilot episode of ER much, same producer?)
- newbie called "Tori Spelling"
- douchebag training cops yells to vice cop dressed as hooker, "Hey baby! Show me your bleep!"
- "Don't think you can handle it, quit now. Do us all a favor and give up."
- "You threatening me!?"
- Speaking of That Thing You Do! I keep thinking of Lamarr saying, "Have you tried the peach cobbler? Best in the southland."
- "Shoot. We got our own war on terror right here."
- Hey! Creepy Phil from Lost is in this!
- "Cuff first, then search."
- (Commercials rant: Observe and Report looks not only not funny, but meanspirited. Repeated viewings of the commerical for it makes me think Anna Faris is even less funny than originally thought.)
- "Do you know who did this?"
- "Kids running around shooting each other because they're wearing the wrong colors. Or they are the wrong color."
- "What the hell did you think a gun was for? Show and tell?" This is only the beginning of this fantastically trope-filled tough-love speech which includes the phrase "front row seats to the greatest show on earth." Some more: "And that my friend is God's work. If you want to be a pussy, quit." Epic.
- head bludgeon!
- (Commericals rant: "Roger Ebert gives Knowing four stars." He also gave Watchmen the film four stars and thought it was nuanced. Think about it.)
- "I didn't want to hurt her. She started screaming, and I panicked."
- Newbie asking about the guy he shot, "Is he okay?" Veteran cop gives a knowing look.
- End montage to The National's "Fake Empire."
- Promo: "Where very moment is what you'd never expect." I'm sure.