L.A.'s Finest

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  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (8,271)

L.A.'s Finest is an action-packed police procedural series created by Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, which premiered on Spectrum on May 3, 2019. The show follows two detectives, former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and LAPD detective Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), who become partners and go beyond the call of duty to fight crime in the city of Los Angeles.

Syd, who was first introduced to audiences in the 2003 movie Bad Boys II, has left the DEA and relocated to L.A. to start a new life. Meanwhile, Nancy is a working wife and mother who is always striving for excellence both on the job and in her personal life. Although they have different backgrounds and personalities, the two detectives share a mutual respect and a determination to keep the streets safe.

Throughout the show, Syd and Nancy investigate a series of high-profile cases involving drug cartels, human trafficking, and organized crime. They use their unique skills and unrelenting work ethic to bring the culprits to justice, even if it means putting themselves in danger.

In addition to Union and Alba, the show boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Duane Martin as Nancy's husband, Ben; Zach Gilford as Ben's best friend, Ben Walker; Ryan McPartlin as a drug lord named Patrick McKenna; Sophie Reynolds as Isabel McKenna, Nancy's rebellious stepdaughter; and Ernie Hudson as Joseph Burnett, Syd's father.

The chemistry between Union and Alba is one of the show's biggest strengths. The two actresses play off each other with ease and have a natural rapport that adds depth to their characters' partnership. Syd is the older and more experienced detective, while Nancy is the rookie who is eager to prove herself, but they both have their own strengths and weaknesses that they bring to the table.

The show also balances the action and drama with moments of humor and heart. The interactions between the characters are often laced with witty one-liners and playful banter, which help to break up the tension and provide some levity. The show also explores the personal lives of the main characters, delving into their backstories and relationships with their loved ones.

One of the other standout elements of the show is its production quality. L.A.'s Finest has an impressive budget, which is evident in its high-octane car chases, explosive gun battles, and stunning set pieces. The cinematography is sleek and stylish, capturing the beauty of the city of Los Angeles and the adrenaline-fueled action sequences.

Despite its strengths, the show has also faced some criticism. Some viewers have accused the show of being formulaic and predictable, with some of the plot twists feeling contrived. Additionally, some have noted that the show lacks the gritty realism of other police procedurals like The Wire or The Shield.

However, the show remains a fun and entertaining ride, thanks largely to the charisma of its two leads. Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba bring a fresh and modern twist to the buddy cop genre, and their chemistry is infectious. With its eclectic cast, stylish visuals, and edge-of-your-seat action, L.A.'s Finest is a show well worth watching.

L.A.'s Finest is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on May 13, 2019.

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For Life
13. For Life
September 9, 2020
McKenna mourns the death of one of her loved ones with Syd by her side. LAPD detectives are working as a unified force to put an end to Lustrum Holdings and restore peace in Koreatown.
Coyote Ugly
12. Coyote Ugly
September 9, 2020
While Patrick waits for the election result, the team works tirelessly to find Malcolm Ward, a free killer. Syd offers to tell the truth about what happened at the scrap yard.
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
11. Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
September 9, 2020
Syd and Baines are threatened by an internal investigation into Beverly Gamles' death. McKenna and Walker interrogate Ingram, leading the team to an unexpected arms dealer.
Deliver Us From Evil
10. Deliver Us From Evil
September 9, 2020
When Emma disappears, Syd will do anything to get her home to her family. Meanwhile, McKenna is on an undercover mission that could lead to the revelation of the criminals in the Koreatown case.
Kangaroo Jack
9. Kangaroo Jack
September 9, 2020
Syd finds out that crime in Koreatown is forcing people out of their homes, which gets Ricky Leon's attention. Meanwhile, the LAPD is looking for those responsible for a deadly robbery.
Bad Company
8. Bad Company
September 9, 2020
The LAPD team races against the clock to rescue one of their own.
March or Die
7. March or Die
September 9, 2020
After sharing the truth about Jen's death with her family, Syd gets unexpected help with the case. Meanwhile, McKenna and Patrick have to make a difficult decision.
6. Maverick
September 9, 2020
In the midst of the chaos of investigating a case that involves Nico, McKenna is also starting family therapy, and Syd has bad news for Jen's family.
Gone in 60 Seconds
5. Gone in 60 Seconds
September 9, 2020
When the team examines the connection between a new app and a series of crimes, they discover that the crime wave in Koreatown is far from over. Syd also discovers a shocking truth about Jen.
Beverly Hills Cops
4. Beverly Hills Cops
September 9, 2020
Now that the Koreatown criminal is sitting safely behind bars, a new case emerges for the team when a college swimmer is found dead in a condition that suggests he was on the run.
Thief of Hearts
3. Thief of Hearts
September 9, 2020
After confronting one of Jen's former clients, Syd and McKenna think they are on the right track, but suddenly their lives end up in danger. In the Koreatown case, the team finally finds the culprit.
The Lone Ranger
2. The Lone Ranger
September 9, 2020
While the team searches for the person behind the crime in Koreatown, McKenna is affected by her memories of Iraq. At the same time, Syd discovers a bond with Jen and an unexpected client.
The Curse of the Black Pearl
1. The Curse of the Black Pearl
September 9, 2020
With McKenna's help, Syd searches for Jen's killer as she grieves the loss of her friend. The death of a Koreatown legend has the community up in arms wondering who could be responsible.
Where to Watch L.A.'s Finest
L.A.'s Finest is available for streaming on the Spectrum website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch L.A.'s Finest on demand at Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 13, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (8,271)