Situational Comedy in a police station

 
“It’s my arse on the line here, and I don’t want a cock-up!”
— Detective Inspector Derek Grim
 
 

I have always loved workplace comedies. They are at once insightful and original. There is something quite exciting to learn more about a profession, see its personnel in action, facing unique challenges. The humor is in the idiosyncrasy.

Inspector Fowler runs a small town police station along with his team of officers, hailing from diverse ethnic background and holding differing viewpoints. They also share the station with the CID as they try to defend and uphold the thin blue line.

The beauty of such shows is the window they provide into professions deeply entwined into the fabric of everyday life that we know precious little about. It is a way for us to learn more about our world through the genre of comedy.