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Cop shows have never been difficult to find on television. In the past decade or so, shows aboutdirty cops have become even more prevalent. That’s not a bad thing, particularly if the characters are bastards but remain endearing or even mildly sympathetic. That’s why we love characters like Vic Mackey and John Luther. Low Winter Sun is the latest addition to the bent-cop crime genre, but the pilot episode does little to give the viewer a reason to care about the characters involved. I’d go so far as to say these are hardly characters at all; instead, a cast of fine actors simply fill meat sacks as a means of delivering plot.


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