Top 30 TV Shows of 2012 : No 16 Southland

Southland was a show I discovered this year after wanting to watch it for a while. It is definitely one of TV’s overlooked dramas right now and that is a real shame because no other cop show gets to the heart of what is like for the officers and detectives patrolling the streets.

In its fourth season Southland mixed up its usual partners and with the change came a lot of terrific moments. Lucy Liu as Cooper’s new partner Officer Tang was amazing, they had instant chemistry and watching their partnership and trust erode over a fatal accident was a masterclass in acting and tension.

Michael Cudlitz once again brings it as Cooper. They can change the cast around all they like just as long as he stays.

Sooner or later the streets are going to eat you up

Favourite Episodes: Legacy / Thursday