You know what? Much as I love Canada and Canadians, I think it's a little pretentious to say America's "ripping off" cop dramas from Canada. I mean, no one I know of is rushing out to make a series about the Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto police departments - excellent as I'm sure they are. But if you go back through cops series from the past thirty years, they all branch out from two main locales and police departments: the NYPD, and the LAPD. Now, again, no disrespect to our northern cousins and neighbors - but it's just a given that as far as city police departments go, the NYPD is generally considered the best in the world (one reason why TV bases so many series and shows there). And the LAPD isn't too far behind. Heck - NYPD has liason officers in dozens of countries around the world .... no other police department does that.
Is this just American pride? Sure is .... to use an oft-quoted phrase down here, "just go where the evidence leads."
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