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Southland: Season 5 (2013)




Critic Consensus: In its final season, Southland remains gloriously gritty and observant, upending cop show clichés with emotionally resonant characters and bravely unsettling twists.


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In the fifth season of the acclaimed police drama, John Cooper starts to wonder what he has really accomplished after more than 20 years on the force.


Michael Cudlitz
as Det. John Cooper
Benjamin McKenzie
as Det. Ben Sherman
Regina King
as Det. Lydia Adams
Tom Everett Scott
as Det. Russell Clarke
Michael McGrady
as Det. Daniel 'Sal' Salinger
Kevin Alejandro
as Det. Nate Moretta
Shawn Hatosy
as Det. Sammy Bryant
Arija Bareikis
as Off. Chickie Brown
Jenny Gago
as Det. Josie Ochoa
Lucy Liu
as Det. Jessica Tang
Derek Ray
as Gary Steele
Michael Jace
as Terrell
Anthony Ruivivar
as Off. Henry "Hank" Lucero, Off. Henry Lucero
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Critic Reviews for Southland: Season 5

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

With Southland back, the streets of LA look as scary as ever - but my Wednesday nights just got a lot more interesting.

November 19, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Southland is easily the best cop drama on TV, and it has thrived since being picked up by TNT after NBC abruptly canceled it.

November 19, 2013 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

The randomness of the action and the sense of futility distinguish Southland from run-of-the-mill cop dramas, but its downbeat tone and often non-linear approach make it better suited for a long life on cable.

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

In the first two episodes of its fifth season, TV's most underrated cop drama remains gloriously gritty and gimmick-free.

November 19, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The cast is perfection. No ensemble of actors on television is more stunning or exciting to watch.

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

Southland prizes journalistic detail over verbal exposition and moldy cop-show tropes, and when it goes deep into a cinematic moment, it's dazzling.

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

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