Alright. I agree that it is fun to watch. However, after you watch it, how do you feel about police in general?
First off, it's just a television show. But, if I were to take any real world feelings from Southland, it's that I at least can see some of the shit they deal with and you can almost understand their bad attitude at times. Take Sammy for instance. Normally, if you take the things he says to the public out of context you have a raging asshole cop. But, at least the show provides his character with reasons, legitimate ones, to be a raging asshole cop.
Whether the writers intended that or not, it at least shows their side of the crosses they bear.
Sammy is awesome.