Angie Tribeca Review: Copping an Attitude

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From the beginning of Angie Tribeca Season 1 Episode 1, the show's satirical humor was very prominent, spoofing almost every crime procedural show on television, past and present.

The Really Heinous Crimes Unit (RHCU) of the LAPD, with Angie Tribeca, contains possibly the worst detectives in the world.

They're unprofessional, absolutely stupid at times, but always hilarious. 

One of the main components of the show is the relationship between partners, Tribeca and Geils, and emphasizing their sexual tension. 

Titty Twister - Angie Tribeca

Throughout the season, the goofy detectives investigate a variety of cases in their own very unusual way.

The various cases include murder, robbery and prostitution. Most cases ending with dramatized chase scenes where Jay Geils is chasing a suspect, while casually doing flips off the walls.

The chemistry between Tribeca and Geils, her 237th partner, is undeniable as sparks fly between these two for a majority for the season, ultimately resulting in something by the season finale.

But not without a rough road, and many sexually charged comments from Geils.

I just said I'll interview the wedding planner. I wanna have babies with you!


Tribeca's cases never suffer from her blossoming relationship with her partner, but the medical examiner wiping fingerprints off of evidence probably doesn't help, either. 

Different from what one might expect, the humor isn't very subjective. The writers never crossed the line from humorous to offensive and they didn't pass on throwing in a bad pun or two.

You're under arrest for grand theft art-o!


My advice? Don't binge-watch the show.

The show can be hilarious, but the jokes are so overdone and obvious that, after a few episodes, it's painful to watch.

I binge-watched and by the end of the season, I was burnt out and excited for the show to be over.

But that doesn't mean I'm not excited for Angie Tribeca Season 2. A weekly dose of Angie Tribeca seems like enough time is left in between episodes to recover. 

While TBS is currently doing a 25 hour binge-a-thon of LAPD's worst, repeats will be showing weekly, every Monday starting January 25th.


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Jay Ruymann was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. He retired in January 2018.

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Angie Tribeca Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

I don't prance around nude for money. Not anymore.


After that he said, 'Are you serious? No one gets syphilis anymore!'