- 6 Seasons
Third Watch is dramatic television series that focus on the lives of policemen, fire fighters, and paramedics in New York City. The men and women all work the third shift, which goes from 3pm until 11pm. The series centers on the complicated personal dramas that all these characters go through along with the high stress of their jobs. The men and women of Third Watch face a lot of drama on their jobs. One paramedic is shot on duty and that has all the other paramedics worried and considering wearing bulletproof vests. Sometimes the workers get themselves into work drama by doing stupid things. One of them is even caught on camera having sex with his boss' daughter in the back of a police car. Sometimes there is a touch of humor to the escapades that the police go through. In one episode they arrest a mugger who mugged a mobster's mother. When the mugger finds out who his victim is, he begs the cops to keep him in jail. The relationships between cops, firefighters, and paramedics is also explored in the show. There are conflicts and disputes between them as they all deal with incredibly difficult and sometimes tragic situations. There is also a lot of camaraderie and romance between the cops, firefighters, and paramedics. One cop even has to arrest her husband at one point for drunken driving. Some of the cops are hot-headed with bad tempers and one, Bosco, is often at risk of losing his badge. Another officer spends a lot of time worrying about her finances and if her husband is taking the family into debt. All of the city workers are at times effected by the things they have seen, such as horrific car accidents and murders. Many of the cops and paramedics have drinking problems and meeting up at a local bar is the go-to place after a particularly shift. They also experience a lot of family stress by their spouses and parents who can't seem to understand why they work such a dangerous job.