Dr Mumbo

Cops LAC: Meandering and cliched or pacy and intelligent?

Fair to say that Sydney’s TV critics do not entirely agree about Nine’s new crime drama Cops LAC, which begins on Thursday.

The Sunday Telegraph’s Richard Clune describes it as “a meandering cliched concept replete with woeful scripting and and some terrible acting.” He adds: “Martin Dingle-Wall does a stern impression of a tree – planted and wooden – as the supposed male lothario.”

However, you’d think that the Sun-Herald’s (unbylined reviewer) watched a different show altogether, telling readers: “COPS: LAC quickly shows itself to be the intelligent, pacy police drama we’ve been missing.” It adds: “Martin Dingle-Wall and Kate Ritchie shine as the two main detectives.”

However, the Sun-Herald does contradict itself slightly when you get to Thursday’s page of its Television guide and it recommends Rush, which is showing on Ten at the same time.


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