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    Re: Detroit 1-8-7

    I'm still loving this show and this week's episode was really good (loved the guy with the ankle bracelet)...however....
    I've lived in the Detroit area all my life.
    In the recent past, I don't recall very many (if any) murders/homicides taking place downtown. This week's episode focused on a murdered white woman, who was also a brilliant engineer, found on a street downtown shot to death.
    Stuff like this portrayal is what gives Detroit a bad name. And it's not very likely to have happened. It would be all over the news if a rich white woman was found murdered anywhere in Detroit, let alone downtown.

    I worked downtown and often worked late at night at a store near one of the casinos. I wasn't scared. I was more scared on the drive home on an empty expressway.

    The guy found in the trash can is more like what goes on here. Bodies found in empty neighborhood lots or vacant alleys. Drug-related or acquaintance killings.

    My son says I over-analyze movies and shows too much. My need to find the reality in them sometimes makes it hard to watch. I'm trying to relax and enjoy this show...but little things irk me and I feel the need to set the record straight.

    I think the courtroom scenes look like the same courtroom where the former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was on trial.

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    Re: Detroit 1-8-7

    I'm still watching....is anyone else?

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    YES! We were very excited to see the new episode last night. I can usually figure out early "who dun it" in most police shows, but not often why. This one surprised me a bit as the plot developed and the reveal happened at the end.

    Paul Giamatti was great, as always. I was afraid it was going to turn into another Mentalist episode that he was on last year (he played the part of a director on that one), but it turned out differently.

    The "Sober Coach" was sadly hysterical. She really played her part well.

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    I'm interesting in seeing the development between the detective and his son. I am definitely still watching this!! Love it!
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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    Re: Detroit 1-8-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Hein;4139163;
    Paul Giamatti was great, as always. I was afraid it was going to turn into another Mentalist episode that he was on last year (he played the part of a director on that one), but it turned out differently.
    I thought it was his brother? Marcus Giamatta? Either way, he was great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;4139615;
    I'm interesting in seeing the development between the detective and his son. I am definitely still watching this!! Love it!
    I kinda thought that the Jon Michael Hill character, (Imperioli/Fitch's partner) Det. Washington, would listen in on the conversation, since Fitch didn't know how to work the phone system. But, he didn't. Good on him.

    I liked when Fitch brought out his calendar, trying to schedule something in, and then just decided "s***w it! Pick a weekend, and we'll make it work." What a great dad. It's so hard for kids when parents are separated/divorced. He's obviously trying to stay connected.

    The story lines are great. The music is nostalgic. Aisha Hinds (Lt. Mason) has about the most incredible unscarred heard for short hair, and perfect lips, that I've ever seen. (Unscarred head in that, hasn't everyone fallen out of a tree, or run into a doorknob in their lifetime?) =8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;4139832;
    I thought it was his brother? Marcus Giamatta? Either way, he was great!
    I'm sure you are right, CA! I got all excited about the thread, and didn't check my details.

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    Re: Detroit 1-8-7

    I love how subtly they play a lot of things. They manage to make the stories meaningful with the appropriate levity moments thrown in.

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    Is no one else watching?! Tonight was good--somewhat predictable, but really good!

    Fitch (Imperioli) and Hill communicating via cell phone was another great moment.

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    Re: Detroit 1-8-7

    I'm still watching. I'm still loving it.

    I've figured out what I like best about this show. The way it's filmed....it's as if you are in the room with them, observing....not just watching the screen. The director and camera men (women) really deserve accolades for that accomplishment.
    I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didnít hear me call shotgun.
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