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.