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The Unusuals is a short comedy-drama series centered around a dysfunctional cop presinct full of secrets. This is a light drama, mostly serious with a little bit of comedy thrown in. Detect Casey Shraeger is a young cop from a very wealthy family. She chose to join the force due to wanting to do something good, rather than just for the money.

She is assigned there to clean up the unit. Her boss, Sergeant Harvey Brown, sent her there to clean up the precinct. He chose Detective Shraeger because he feels that she is almost incorruptible.

She and her new partner, Detective Jason Walsh are looking for the killer of his previous partner, Kowalski, a corrupt cop investigating other corrupt cops. Their investigation leads them to Detective Henry Cole, and his partner, Allison Beaumont, who is also Detective Walsh's girlfriend. Detective Cole has had quite the history, going by another name and robbing an armored van.

Other colorful characters include, Leo Banks, his partner, Eric Delahoy, and Eddie Alvarez, each of them with their own secrets and quirks.

Leo Banks, who wears a bullet-proof vest everywhere he goes, has a fear of dying at the age of forty-two, the same age his brother, father, grandfather, and uncle died.

Eric Delahoy has a brain tumor that will kill him unless he has surgery. He is afraid that any treatment could kill or disable him.

Eddie Alvarez is a "lone wolf" and always refers to himself in the third person.

In addition to the main story lines, each week there is a different case for them to solve. Even with only ten episodes, the Unusuals managed to warp up the major story lines, although we never find out what happens to Delahoy and his tumor.

So, with it's darkly comedic story lines, quirky characters, and witty dialogue, The Unusuals, is one unique and interesting show.

The Unusuals is a Comedy, Drama series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2009. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

The Unusuals is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Unusuals on demand at Crackle Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Crackle online.

1 Season, 10 Episodes
April 8, 2009
Comedy, Drama
Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Adam Goldberg, Terry Kinney
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  • Beaumont and Cole try to catch those responsible for making adults films in an apartment complex by going undercover. Meanwhile, Scraeger becomes emotionally involved in helping a serial accuser who fell victim of a violent attack 10 years earlier after disappearing from a big prep school party.

  • Walsh and Shraeger look into the murder of drug store owner who was shot while running naked in the Lower East Side. When the victim's daughter's boyfriend tells the detectives about a confrontation the victim had with a loan shark, the case must take a new direction to solve the murder. Meanwhile, Beaumont and Cole investigate theft of tapes from an apology line service, and Delahoy convinces the medical examiner to give him an MRI.

  • A U.S. Marshal gets Alvarez to release a robbery suspect into his custody, but questions soon arise about the marshal after the precinct receives a fake bomb threat. Elsewhere, Banks attempts to hibernate in his apartment until his next birthday.

  • A wealthy businessman that Shraeger and Walsh were supposed to be protecting goes missing, and a ransom call demands $10 million for his safe return. Elsewhere, Banks and Delahoy search for an elderly man who's on a crime spree.

  • Officer Lewis Powell fell off the wagon and woke up in an alley covered in blood with his off duty weapon missing. He tells Walsh he may have killed someone the night before during an alcohol-induced blackout and asks for his help. While Walsh and Shraeger scramble to put together the pieces of Lewis' missing night, Banks and Delahoy learn they are both victims of identity theft. When they investigate the murder of the man pretending to be Banks, Delahoy and Banks get a glimpse into the lives of the men who've stolen their identities and consider changing the way they live.

  • Beaumont is struck when Lutz pulls a gun at Walsh's diner. While investigating, Walsh and Schraeger uncover Lutz and Cole's past connection. Elsewhere, Banks and Delahoy get help from a clairvoyant passenger when they investigate a rash of bus robberies.

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  • Banks and Delahoy investigate a store selling murder weapons and instructions on how to get rid of the body. Nixon asks Casey to help get a client's son out of trouble on a bogus charge.

  • A family of criminals has the detectives running all over the city until Walsh and Shraeger discover their motives and negotiate a stop to all the crime. Brown has Shraeger investigate Walsh's past because her former partner turned out to be a dirty cop. Meanwhile, Cole's former partner in crime returns, making it even more difficult for Cole to continue to hide his criminal past.

  • Det. Casey Shraeger meets the other zany but secretive detectives which make up the homicide squad in which she was just transferred to. Her partner will be Det. Jason Welsh, who is already working on a case of who killed his former partner.

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