The show also delves into the personal lives of not just the main character, but also the members of his supporting cast. In a few of the episodes, there were story lines that did not have to do with policing at all, but with relationships outside of the job. This was somewhat similar to ChIps, but in much greater detail.
Perhaps what stands out most about this show was the ethnic makeup of it. Mannion is white, but the mayor, the Chief of Patrol, Mannion's most trusted cop, and his headquarters confidant are all African-American. This stood out, not only with the earlier cop shows we studied in class, but also when compared to other modern shows of this genre. This makes sense when you look at where this show is set because Washington D.C. is a very diverse city, and that is one of the problems that Mannion faces in nearly every episode. The gender interaction is not as atypical as the ethnic makeup of the show, but women do a play a much larger role than other cop shows. The women in this show are viewed as eq