The killing of George Floyd has exposed many racial injustices in the country and in a way across the world. The entertainment industry and, in particular, police procedural shows have not sat very well in recent months, especially in the wake of the civil unrest witnessed in 2020. it brings us Chicago PD
The protests have forced many listeners to look at the agenda and narrative through his shows. listening in with some fan favorites like Chicago PD. It has been dubbed by many to be Copeganda, thereby presenting an improvisational story to guide the narrative. Fast forward to 2021, and fans feel like the show has given up on its promise of police reform.
Cop shows have come under fire recently
Police procedural shows are an important part of television shows currently airing. Some might even say that they are the fabric of television in America. Styles spread from the show family elements such as blue Bloods or shows that forensic investigations focus such as NCIS. There is something for everyone in the world of police procedures.
However, with the death of George Floyd by a police officer, fans and protesters of such shows want showrunners to end such programming or change the narrative. Some viewers highlighted that some police shows (if not all) portray distorted portrayals of police officers as saints who do no wrong regardless of their immoral and law-breaking actions. can (or be found guilty).
show like Chicago PD. Characters such as Hank Voight and Hailey Upton have gained popularity for using excessive force to get justice. Although storylines like these make for good TV, keeping it in reality is potentially harmful because Voight has always taken a brutal approach to his criminals. Their dirty police tactics without consequences only escalate the copganda narrative even further.
‘Chicago PD’ reaction to criticism
Chicago PD. There was an instant response to criticism about Copaganda by presenting the story of police reform with Nicole Ari Parker on top of it all. Parker’s character Samantha Miller was introduced by the audience to help bring Voight back on the line and end any police brutality against the public.
With Voight’s seemingly problematic approach and Miller’s strict reform policies, the two have bowed their heads at times but always manage to reach a common ground for the betterment of society. The show also tackled the ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ by placing Kevin Atwater, a black detective, at the center of the show’s story.
The story involved Atwater and Doyle face-off and the former did its best to make sure he uncovered the rot of white supremacy in the police force while still being safe and still doing his job.
Is ‘Chicago PD’ giving up on its promise?
Season 8 ended with a cliffhanger in which Voight decides to cover up for a murder committed by Hailey. In the finale, viewers saw Voight burn a body after a failed attempt to obtain information about Kim Burgess’s kidnapping, which sent him to the hospital in critical condition.
The episode proved that Voight had gone back to his old ways and fans loved it. the audience took reddit To express his delight at Voight’s recent behavior, with many thinking it may be a sign that he will return to his normally necessary approach to the police.
Although some fans are convinced Chicago PD. Having given up on its promise for a police reform story, showrunners insist that Season 9 will still push for police reform in the Intelligence Unit. talking to monsters and critics, Season 9 is set to take viewers through Miller’s plan for police reform, contemplating the death of his son in Season 8 after he tried to stop Voight from searching the killer’s garage without a warrant. asked for.
‘Chicago PD’: Can the show cover cop reform without destroying Hank Voight?