I would like to say that the TV show the First 48, is one of the best shows on TV today.
The only thing that disturbs me is the constant complaining by the detectives when they are called in the middle of the night or the early hours to do their job. It is a major turn off.
That comes with the territory, do the job or get out of the profession.
It seems that almost every show has one detective complaining how they missed a family meal or event, the lack of sleep or working while sick.
First of all, there are many jobs that require that you miss family events, on-call positions and there are many many people who work sick. I personally have worked with walking pnemonia, bronchitis and never call off at the first sign of a cold.
It seems that these detectives put themselves in a catergory of their own as if they are the only people on earth who have to sacrifice for a job. Many people do and do not get any type of recognition for it and certainly not the type of pay that the detectives receive.
In this type of position, you are also not working alone. You are not solely responsible for solving the case at hand.
There is a team all contributing to the bottom line.
So please, stop all of the whining, it is a great turnoff!