We recently stumbled onto a website that examines in detail the law enforcement reality of TNT's "Southland" (who occupies a high rank in the DVR to-do list). How realistic is the show? If you believe blogger Lee Lofland, very.
We know the procedural shows we enjoy on television aren't documentaries. We've heard enough exasperated complaints from friends to know this - one attorney friend refuses to watch "Law & Order" shows because he finds them so utterly ridiculous and unrealistic. But no network drama can show 44 minutes of phone calls and e-mail sending.