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Gang Related: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Gang Related focuses more on being dark and edgy than delivering an original narrative, resulting in a fairly ordinary cop drama.


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Chris Morgan, a screenwriter for "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, created this crime drama that focuses on Los Angeles detective Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a member of the city's Gang Task Force who tries to hide his allegiance to Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis), the underworld kingpin who secretly put him through the police academy. It's a balancing act fraught with peril as neither Ryan's law-and-order circle, including his street-savvy, veteran partner, Cassius Green (RZA), his no-nonsense boss, Sam Chapel (Terry O'Quinn), and his daughter, ADA Jessica Chapel (Shantel VanSanten), nor his Los Angelicos "family," such as Javier's sons, straight-arrow banker Daniel (Jay Hernandez) and hotheaded gang lieutenant Carlos (Rey Gallegos), will tolerate the slightest hint of betrayal. With Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, Emilio Rivera, Jay Karnes, Lela Loren and Catherine Dent.


Ramon Rodríguez
as Ryan Lopez
as Cassius Green
Terry O'Quinn
as Sam Chapel
Cliff Curtis
as Javier Acosta
Jay Hernandez
as Daniel Acosta, Dante Acosta
Sung Kang
as Tae Kim
Inbar Lavi
as Vanessa "Vee" Dotsen, Vanessa "Vee" Hicks
Shantel VanSanten
as Jessica Chapel, Jessica Shaw
Rey Gallegos
as Carlos Acosta
Jay Karnes
as Paul Carter
Lela Loren
as Silvia
Emilio Rivera
as Tio Gordo
Ray Campbell
as Lavar Quintel
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Critic Reviews for Gang Related: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

While not yet a knockout, Gang Related shows signs of becoming a series that stays in there punching while also scoring some points.

May 20, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Pulp hooey with a comic book vitality.

May 20, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Though the actors and directors try hard, the upshot is just another young-cop show.

May 16, 2014 | Full Review…

Gang Related... offers up what feels like the dregs from the same pan in which many, many cop show predecessors, both better and worse, have been cooked up, including more intense series like The Shield or The Wire.

May 22, 2014 | Full Review…

It's clear that Gang Related already has dipped deep into a well that only holds so much water.

May 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Gang Related often feels unfocused, frequently ignoring seemingly significant characters

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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