THE CHICAGO CODE Pilot Advance Review

Fox has a new show to add to its lineup on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET/PT, The Chicago Code. Although this is a show about police officers, it is not your typical cop show. Underneath the usual murder and crime investigations is a movement to abolish the corruption, mostly political, that is widespread in Chicago, at least in The Chicago Code. Jennifer Beals plays Teresa Colvin, the first female Superintendant on Chicago’s police department. When she is not able to obtain funding for a formal task force to address the corruption, she finds other options. That includes a veteran detective, Jarek Wysocki, played by Jason Clarke, and his partner du jour. Rounding out their little team is her private partner/driver, Antonio, an undercover cop, Liam, and soon I am sure Jarek’s niece, Vonda, and her partner, Isaac.

The Chicago Code
was hard to get into at first. There was a lot of political talk and corruption theories that seemed to go over my head or that I just did not care about. It helped that there were voiceovers from one character explaining another character’s background. This was extremely effective in one of the last scenes. I appreciate any background I can get especially when we are thrown in what feels like the middle of a story. There were also typical cop show side stories – a cop who cannot keep a partner, the tough woman who put everything behind her career, the possible bad city official, the Irish Mob. Honestly, I just made a joke in the last couple of weeks about how we never hear anything about the Irish Mob anymore. Apparently, I did not know The Chicago Code was in production. Read More...


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