Cop Show Plots
What are the top ten story lines for crime dramas? I suspect that every series eventually falls into at least five of them. Here's a start. Kindly add your own.
- Officer or detective is caught in hostage situation at the bank. Panicky employee reveals officer's occupation. Cop pistol-whipped.
- Team races to save wrongfully-convicted killer on death row for a murder "solved" -- oops -- years ago by the team.
- Obviously guilty party is released on a legal technicality. Nail him for sure before he kills, rapes, or robs again.
- Burned body found. Spontaneous human combustion?
- Dead body found in room locked from the inside.
- Fake kidnapping.
- Gun used in crime under investigation appears in later crimes always just a step ahead of detectives.
- Member of team goes undercover in prison.
- One coffin, two bodies.