Southland the Complete Fourth Season Uncensored
watching the fourth Season of the compelling police drama TV series,
Southland, it left me in a state of melancholy as there is only one
more season left. Ironically and today's fun fact, Southland had TV
networking issues from day one that thankfully saw the series being
picked up by another network. It was truly a happy end for Southland
four, familiar characters are back and some plot holes from the previous
season are answered with new questions being raised for the viewer. This
2-disc collection from Warner features all 10 episodes and really shakes
up the dynamics of this police drama.
As we are
taken behind the scenes of a group of police officers in the LAPD, we
discover that they are the last defence between criminals and society
which is unfortunately starting to show stress lines. Veterans are tired
but fortunately there is always a new rookie to take their place and
continue the fight for justice.
nothing is ever that simple in Southland and the creators really get
into the heads of these characters and whether that's them interacting
with each other, their families or the criminals that they face, it's
quite a psychological journey. Although I've been a fan of Southland,
the best part of Season 4 was the introduction of Lucy Liu (Officer
Jessica Tang) who really brought a new dynamic to the storylines and the
characters she interacts with.
episode introduces Officer Jessica Tang to Officer John Cooper (Michael
Cudlitz) who returns to duty after having back surgery. Cooper has been
a staple to Southland and it's great to see him back on the forefront,
especially with his new partner. Other characters include Detective
Lydia Adams (Regina King) and of course Detective Sammy Bryant (Shawn
Hatosy) who acts as a mentor for the rookies on the team.
I loved the
episode where Sammy accidentally shot a dog in the leg that really gave
you a unique insight into his character, especially his caring nature.
With that said, the stories of Southland are very aggressive and violent
at times with murders, gangs, robberies and other nasties. Interestingly
enough, the show is linked to the politically social climate of the
United States. At times, it's like watching reality TV due to the gritty
realism of the stories, settings and characters.
Audio & Special Features
video quality of Southland Series Four is extremely sharp with vibrant
colours. Audio supports Dolby Digital 5.1 and really lends itself well to the
action. There are a handful of unaired scenes for the special features
and this nicely rounds off this must have police drama TV series.
introduction of Lucy Liu's character, Officer Jessica Tang, Season 4 of
Southland is the perfect point for newcomers to experience this well
written TV series. With strong storylines that really tug at your
emotions and some great links to current issues in America, Southland
continues getting better and better. It's a shame that it's about to