We’re Going To Get Real Honest, Real Quick.

It’s safe to say that Detective Erin Lindsay (portrayed by Sophia Bush) has quickly become on of my favorite television characters, – new blog idea forming right there! –  which is why I’ve picked one of her Chigaco PD quotes for this blog.

If you haven’t seen Chicago PD, I’d really appreciate it if you turn away now, as this is probably going to contain spoiler, and I would really hate to spoil such anything for anyone! Also, if you haven’t watched it, stop what you’re doing now, and watch it!

I won’t like, I’m a big fan of Sophia Bush, so I started to watch this show purely to get her back on my TV screen again, and I wasn’t disappointed!

Recently I’ve found it hard to become attached to new TV shows. For me, a show isn’t just about how good the story line is or if its got loads of action to it!

I do need those things, don’t get me wrong. For me, the most important part is what those characters make me feel, which sounds a little pathetic, but its true. If a show can’t provoke an emotional response in me, I tend to shrug my shoulders when I’m talking about it. I need to REALLY care about the characters for it to really stick with me.

This emotional response can be small, or it can be huge. In this case, it’s huge. For me, it has everything, and I was hooked from the first episode.

Okay, so its a show about an intelligence unit in the Chicago Police Department. After years of watching crime dramas, you start asking yourself how many “new” cases can a team of writers come up with. Never once have I watched an episode and thought, “hmm… wasn’t this on an episode of Monk?” The story lines are fantastic, and even though most episodes play out the same – a crime is committed, the team investigate using a range of techniques, slowly they uncover the truth, occasionally Voight locks someone in a cage and tries to cut off their ear, they catch the bad guys and go for beers at the local bar – but that makes each slight variance in the formula all the more exciting. There might be two-to-three exciting episodes with a similar set of events, then BAM, something crazy happens. They really know how to keep you on your toes. The biggest shocks come when one of the team – and you really feel like you’re a part of that team – gets hurt in any way.

This is all made possible by a set of superbly acted characters that you really fall in love with. The temptation to go into each characters strengths is tempting, but I could probably go on for hours, so I won’t. Each one is amazing, and you sit in fear whenever one of them is in danger. You cry with them, laugh with them, cheer them on and rejoice when they are freed from a hostage situation.

Three leading ladies in the show are definitely a refreshing bunch. Strong, fiercce, independent, always ready and able to kick ass. I’m talking, of course about Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush), an integral part of the intelligence team, Kim Burgerss (Marina Squerciati) a patrol office that Intelligence often relies on, and Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) the desk sergant who is clearly the woman in charge! What fantastic characters, what amazing acting!

The men of the show are also fantastic of course, my favourites being Voight (Jason Beghe), Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) and Olinsky (Elias Koteas) – occasionally Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), depending on the story line! They all offer their own charms, and manage to get you right in the feelings with their ability to care so much about each other! 

All in all, this show offers me everything – its funny; it has exciting action sequences; the characters are refreshing and lovable; the story lines are gripping; it makes me cry; It shocks me; it has Sophia Bush! What more do I need? The next episode and some sort of guarantee that it’s going to go for a while!

 

 



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