Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert who with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. Together, they ... See full summary »
Brandon Jay McLaren,
Drama following six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. The new trainees include Jennifer "White House" Perry, a former college volleyball star and Marine MP in Iraq with a take-charge attitude; Ray "Lazarus" Harper, the oldest rookie and a former police news reporter with better sources than most seasoned cops; Tonya Sanchez, who comes from a family with a criminal history; Ahmad Kahn, an Afghani native who fought his way to freedom; Kenny McClaren, a fourth-generation police officer with great instincts but qualms about joining the force; and Jayson "Jackpot" Toney, a young basketball legend who squandered his opportunity in the NBA. Their demanding Field Training Officer, Daniel "Yoda" Dean, is a case-hardened, unsentimental veteran of the force who emphasizes basics and holds each cop accountable for their actions. Rounding out the team is Sergeant Terry Howard, a no-nonsense plainclothes officer from the Gang Intel Unit, who trains the ...Written by
The only reason I am not voting 10 for this masterpiece is because I don't want this review to seem too rash, but believe me, this one is the new, if not a better - third watch. For those of you who enjoy the fast pacing, fresh, almost intoxicating feeling of the New York jungle style police\action drama shows, and miss the writing and acting style forgotten in the scripts of "third watch", "ER" (though set in Chicago) and a likes - you are going to feel that "thing" again.. I almost fear of liking this show too much as unfortunately the TV crowd these days have succumbed to the vampire\zombie trash (no offense)and cannot take in the amazing atmosphere this great show has to offer. Atmosphere, that's what it's all about, and it's back!
story wise - I can say for sure it's started out quite good, giving the viewer the usual point of view of the inner works of the police precinct, the usual good and bad guys, which will soon surprise us (or not..) as being the opposite, but that's a good thing, that's what we are missing today, something old and comforting, almost womb like, but still fresh and new.
Actors - I had good hopes for this show solely after looking at the casting, and they delivered; Adam Goldberg, with his Jeff Goldblumish feel is amazing as always, Leelee Sobieski we all know and love is a bit slow at the beginning but catching on, the new skin's are quite good as well, especially Harold House Moore which shines and promises a good, stable and confident acting role.
watch this one, you'll see what I mean, this one should be with us for a long time.
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