Boomtown (2002–2003)

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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Detective Joel Stevens (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 David McNorris (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Ray Hechler (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Teresa Ortiz (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Tom Turcotte (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Andrea Little (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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One crime. Seen from every point of view.


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Gary Basaraba, who plays Ray Hechler, did all of his own driving stunts. See more »

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Mr. LaFontaine: I've been trying to think of a prayer but I'm coming up blank. It's been a long time. You got any?
Det. Joel Stevens: No. No I'm all out.
Mr. LaFontaine: How about you? Prayer?
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: I don't have a prayer, but I do have a story.
Mr. LaFontaine: Ok.
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: There was this wave way out in the ocean. He was just racing along having a great time. Sun light glinting, sparkling, just flying. Until one day he look ahead and he saw wave after wave in front of him crashing on the beach and he got scared. And this older wave in front of him said, "I know what your ...
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Unique Show That Wasn't Treated Fairly
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can find this television DVD package at a cheap price in many places because the show only lasted one year. What a pity. I found it one of the better crime stories on TV in the past decade. The DVD is well-worth purchasing, even at a regular price.

As some people have said, maybe it was too intelligent for the average boob....but that's a little snobbish. Perhaps the network was at fault, not giving a quality show enough time to develop an audience. Two years of this show might have done it. They have certainly done with other shows, most of which were of inferior quality to this.

What made this show unique was that it showed the crime from five different angles: the victim, the perpetrator, the police, the district attorney and the medical personnel. The episodes were well-acted, from the low key Donnie Walhberg to the super-intense Neal McDonough. Those two, along with Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba, Nina Garbiras, Lana Parilla and Jason Gedrick all were fun to watch, even if they didn't all play likable characters.

The stories were different, too. There is enough variety to make this DVD package enjoyable for multiple viewings.


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