Gang Related

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (6,372)

Gang Related is a thrilling American action-drama television series that premiered on FOX on May 22nd, 2014. Created by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, the show contains thirteen episodes in one season. The story focuses on the life and work of Detective Ryan Lopez, played by Ramon Rodriguez, a gang member who infiltrates the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to spy on the cop's anti-gang unit, Task Force, for the gang leader he grew up with, Javier Acosta, played by Cliff Curtis.

Jonathan Goldstein, known for his role in the Television sitcom Drake & Josh and in the movie The New Guy, plays the character of ADA Thomas Choi in Gang Related. Choi is a determined city prosecutor who is working alongside his friend, LAPD Detective Sam Chapel, played by Terry O'Quinn, to take down the city's most dangerous criminal organizations.

The show is full of action, drama, and suspense as Detective Ryan Lopez walks a tightrope between his duty to the Los Angeles Police Department and the loyalty he feels towards his former gang. Throughout the series, Ryan faces numerous challenges, as he tries to keep his two worlds from colliding while also protecting the ones he loves from danger.

The show's main antagonist, Javier Acosta, is an intriguing character who is striving to establish his crime empire in the city while simultaneously trying to keep Ryan aligned with his gang. Curtis's portrayal of Javier provides insight into the mind of the gang leader, who is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his organization's success.

Apart from the crime scenes and action, the show also deals with issues like racism, police brutality, and gang violence, which give the series a sense of realism. The writers of the show, Chris Morgan and Scott Rosenbaum, have done an exceptional job of balancing the moral complexities of the story while keeping the audience engaged.

The show features a talented cast that brings the story to life. Ramon Rodriguez, who plays the lead role of Ryan Lopez, displayed a great range of emotions and depth in his portrayal of the character. His ability to create an emotional connection with the audience is truly remarkable. Terry O'Quinn, who plays Detective Sam Chapel, also delivers a powerful performance.

In addition, the supporting cast, including Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, and Shantel VanSanten, delivers fantastic performances throughout the series.

One of the show's highlights is its cinematography, which captures the essence of Los Angeles with its vibrant cityscape and well-crafted action scenes. The show's soundtrack supports the action sequences, which are well-choreographed and nail-biting.

Overall, Gang Related is an excellent show that brings a fresh perspective to the crime-drama genre. The show's creators successfully intertwine gritty action with social commentary, creating a compelling story full of twists and turns. The series deserved a more extended run as it was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows of the season. However, despite its early termination, Gang Related remains a must-watch for action-drama enthusiasts.

Gang Related is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 22, 2014.

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13. Malandros
August 14, 2014
Daniel settles a deal with Javier and Lavar at his wedding. Chapel and his team head to Mexico searching for Matias.
12. Almadena
August 7, 2014
Javier attempts to secure a deal with the DA's office as the Metas put the puzzle pieces together of Salazar's death. Jessica reveals Ryan's secret to Ellis.
La Luz Verde
11. La Luz Verde
July 31, 2014
Jessica happens upon new information about Ryan. Plus, details into Javier's arrest are revealed.
El Buey y El Alacran
10. El Buey y El Alacran
July 24, 2014
A member of a gang tries to infiltrate the San Francisco Police.
Dia de Todos los Santos
9. Dia de Todos los Santos
July 17, 2014
The conflict between Los Angelicos and the Metas escalates.
El Zorro y el Gallinero
8. El Zorro y el Gallinero
July 10, 2014
A change to California's "Three Strikes" law complicates matters for GTF. Meanwhile, Jessica sees Silvia visit Ryan, and Carlos continues on his path toward assuming Javier's position as head of Los Angelicos.
Regreso Del Infierno
7. Regreso Del Infierno
July 3, 2014
Ryan takes on a risky heist to retrieve some confiscated fishscale while Dan is held hostage by a rival gang.
Entre Dos Tierras
6. Entre Dos Tierras
June 26, 2014
The team busts one of Acosta's shipments. Chapel tells them that he has an informant and doesn't tell them who it is. Ryan goes to Acosta and tells him about Chapel's informant. He tells Ryan that it's important that the next shipment goes through because they need it to pay the Metas and if they don't... Chapel has another raid only it was a set up. He goes to his informant and Ryan convinces him to bring him along and he sees it's Lucho. They realize Acosta knows that someone is informing and he passed the info to smoke him out. Chapel tells Lucho he's no longer of any use to him. Lucho tells Chapel that Acosta has someone in the inside. Daniel learns he has to put back the money he placed in the hedge-fund or his backers will pull their money out of the bank.
Invierno Cayo
5. Invierno Cayo
June 19, 2014
Carlos' plan to sabotage another gang's shipment backfires.
4. Perros
June 12, 2014
The Task Force closes in on a sex-trafficking ring run by Russian mobsters.
Pecados del Padre
3. Pecados del Padre
June 5, 2014
A Colombian informant is called to testify in Federal Court, but is freed by an ambush, forcing Ryan to make a major decision.
Sangre por Sangre
2. Sangre por Sangre
May 29, 2014
Ryan attempts to cover up his tracks and later realizes he has feelings for Jessica.
1. Pilot
May 22, 2014
In the series premiere, after Detective Ryan Lopez's partner is killed by a gang member, he is paired up with Cassius Green, a veteran cop.
Where to Watch Gang Related
Gang Related is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gang Related on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (6,372)