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Old 05-15-2019, 06:25 PM   #16
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The appeal for me (at first) was that the show is funny. It's a comedy and it makes me laugh.

But then as I continued watching I came to really like how caring and compassionate the squad is, for the most part anyway. It's almost like a fantasy of how the police will treat people who have committed crimes. They're not overly tough on anyone they are arresting. They are mostly kind and willing to listen to even the "bad guys."

I like the way the officers relate to each other, too. They like each other but sometimes they are frustrated with each other, and have conflict that they usually resolve.

I've never thought that the show might not be for me because I'm a woman. Even though the main characters are all men they do often have women guest stars and also had women officers working with them. I wouldn't think that this was a gender specific show, geared to men. It's for everybody who likes comedy.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:23 PM   #17
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As a woman, there are many reasons why I love this show. The acting and writing was terrific. having 95% of the action take place entirely within the Squad Room and Barney's office for 8 seasons was remarkable and made it feel more like a play than a sitcom. The recurring and one shot characters every week were memorable and hilarious. The culturally diverse cast and addressing of issues like racism, homophobia and gun violence was very progressive for the time. Most importantly, I love the main characters. As other have already pointed out, they were kind, compassionate cops who treated everyone with fairness and respect. Barney is the best TV boss ever and most people could only dream of working for a man like him. I also liked the character developments over the years, particularly with Wojo and Harris. And I absolutely didn't mind that it was a male dominated show. Too many female-centric shows feature women with negative stereotypes and/or poor writing, which is why I avoid them altogether. But this show was amazing and deserving of so much more praise than it gets.
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Only woman in my family who watched this show was my aunt. Actually she was the only person in my family who watched it
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