Comrade Detective

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (3,195)

Comrade Detective is a unique and entertaining show that first aired on Amazon Prime in 2017. Created by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, the series is presented as a lost Romanian propaganda action show from the 1980s dubbed into English. The show features Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the voice actors for the two lead characters, Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosif Baciu. Florin Piersic Jr. stars as the on-screen detective Gregor Anghel. The show also features a talented Romanian cast acting out the episodes in their native language.

The series takes place in Communist Romania, where Detectives Anghel and Baciu are tasked with solving the murder of their fellow officer, Nikita Ionescu. Their investigation takes them on a wild journey, filled with unexpected twists and turns. Along the way, they also come across corrupt officials, smugglers, and anti-government rebels.

The show does an excellent job of capturing the look and feel of Communist-era propaganda. The creators of the show went to great lengths to recreate the look of the show as a real Romanian TV series from the 1980s. The footage has been given a weathered look with artificial scratches and damage added for a more authentic feel.

The script of Comrade Detective is written in a way that allows the actors to play their roles straight-faced, while the content is full of ironic humor. By taking the script seriously, the actors create a pitch-perfect parody of the propaganda-style TV shows of the era. Gordon-Levitt and Tatum demonstrate their comedic timing with witty one-liners and hilarious banter throughout the show.

The characters of Gregor Anghel and Iosif Baciu are also exceptionally well-developed. As the two detectives work together to solve their case, they also learn more about each other and their differing ideologies. Gregor is the more hardline Communist of the two, while Iosif is a bit more laid back and open-minded. Despite their ideological divisions, the two men form a genuine bond over their shared commitment to solving the case.

Comrade Detective also weaves elements of Romanian culture into its storyline, such as traditional music, food, and cultural customs. This integration of cultural elements not only adds to the authenticity of the show but also creates an interesting clash between the Communist ideology and the traditional values of the Romanian people.

Overall, Comrade Detective is a unique and entertaining show that stands out for its creative approach to storytelling. Through its use of a fictional propaganda-style show, it captures the look and feel of Romanian television in the 1980s. The show's strong performances, intriguing plotline, and ironic humor make it a must-see for fans of offbeat comedy and political satire.

Comrade Detective is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 4, 2017.

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Survival of the Fittest
6. Survival of the Fittest
August 4, 2017
In the pulse-pounding season one finale, Gregor and Iosef race to decode a riddle left by the Reagan mask in the hopes of finding Sonya before she becomes the killer's final victim. When they arrive at the scene it seems as though they've entered into a strange dream world that becomes all too real as they're pitted against each other in this ticking clock of life and death.
The Whole World is Watching
5. The Whole World is Watching
August 4, 2017
After a daring prison bus
Two Films for One Ticket
4. Two Films for One Ticket
August 4, 2017
With Iosef in the hospital, Gregor immerses himself in the disturbing history of America in an attempt to get inside the killer's mind. Armed with a new understanding of propaganda -- the bread and butter of American society -- he uncovers a break in the case
Bread Is Bread
3. Bread Is Bread
August 4, 2017
The detectives find themselves playing a dangerous cat and mouse game with their strongest suspect yet, a sinister priest intent on delivering God to God-less Romania with the help of a mysterious man named James Brown. Gregor and Iosef are tested with the lengths they'll go to for their country, in their personal and professional lives, as the man in the Reagan mask surfaces again.
No Exit
2. No Exit
August 4, 2017
As the bodies pile up and the detectives' first suspect proves to be a dead end, a cookie crumb trail of mysterious Western goods begins to surface. Gregor and Joseph must visit old ghosts that bring the case too close to home as Nikita's murder begins to reveal itself as a larger and more evil conspiracy enshrouded in capitalism.
The Invisible Hand
1. The Invisible Hand
August 4, 2017
After his partner is murdered, Bucharest Detective Gregor Anghel reluctantly teams up with new-to-the-force Detective Joseph Baciu to hunt for the killer in the Ronald Reagan mask. Their investigation leads them straight to the American Embassy where lust, greed, and denim jeans intertwine with a shady nightclub regular.
Where to Watch Comrade Detective
Comrade Detective is available for streaming on the Amazon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Comrade Detective on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 4, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,195)