“Chicago P.D.” It’s a crime not to watch

Kyle Deriemacker ‘14
Sports editor

 

“Chicago P.D.” is an action-packed new series on NBC. New episodes can be seen on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. The show is a spin-off of NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” Certain characters from “Chicago Fire” are carried over to “Chicago P.D.;” however, the shows do feature different story lines.
“Chicago P.D.” is based inside the Chicago Police Department’s Intelligence Unit. Sergeant Voight, played by Jason Veghe, is the leader of the Intelligence Unit. Voight is recognized as a “dirty cop” from the first season of “Chicago Fire” where he was first seen. Detective Jay Alsted, played by Jesse Lee Soffer, and Detective Erin Lindsay, played by Sophia Bush, are two of the four main detectives from the unit. Detective Antonio Dawson, played by Jon Seda, and Detective Alvin Olinsky, played by Elias Koteas, are the other two. Detective Alsted is first seen in a few episodes of season two of “Chicago Fire” and Detective Dawson is seen many times throughout the first and second season.
Other notable characters include Detective Jin, played by Archie Kao, Officer Atwater, played by Laroyce Hawkins, and Officer Burgess, played by Marina Squerciati.
“Chicago P.D.” is a show where the Intelligence Unit can often be found investigating many crimes including murders, kidnappings, and more. Intense situations such as car chases and hostage standoffs occur throughout each episode. The show offers new investigations and crimes each episode, but many events in the department and in each individual’s lives write the story line that connects the episodes together. This is much like “Chicago Fire,” which is a great show in itself.
Dick Wolf, the producer of “Chicago P.D.,” has done another fantastic job creating an action-mystery series. Wolf is also the mastermind behind shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” all the other “Law & Order” series, and “Chicago Fire.” Wolf’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” leads in to “Chicago P.D.”
The acting in the show is fantastic and it just adds on to the list of positives that come from the show. The writing is also well done. The best part of show is the number of jaw-dropping and intense moments that occur throughout each episode. “Chicago P.D.” is definitely a show worth watching.
One of the key features with “Chicago P.D.” is the way it runs alongside “Chicago Fire.” It is neat how characters from each show are sometimes seen on the opposite show. It gives viewers a chance to relate the two shows together, and they can see crimes and accidents from the side of a fire fighter and the side of a police officer. The storylines are normally different, but once in a while they happen to cross over.
NBC’s new show, “Chicago P.D.”, is a fantastic series. This show brings intense drama, fantastic writing, acting, and much more. “Chicago P.D.” is definitely a show to watch and talk about. This new series deserves five out of five stars.