After what seemed like a long dry spell in the aftermath of such addictive law enforcement dramas as ‘The Shield’ and ’24,’ we finally got a dramatic TV series–that showcases Chicago like nothing else has prior–and now that we’re hooked, we find out it may not last!
‘The Chicago Code’ is on Mondays on Fox-TV at 8:00 p.m. CT, in the slot that used to occupy ’24’ for years. It transforms Mondays into something to look forward to as we leave the weekend behind and plunge back into the workweek.
The show is well written with believable characters and a story line that keeps one riveted. Each episode is narrated by a different character weekly who also gives a bit of Chicago history, sometimes along with a few quick clips of old-time Chicago, and insight into the workings of the machine that even stays up-to-the-minute with Chicago current events. Like many new shows, it continually improves itself.
Chicago has become one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With its good looks and notorious organized crime, gangs and political corruption, it makes sense Chicago would be a great place to shoot a crime drama.
Many good films have been done here, and for Chicagoans, it’s always exciting to see our familiar haunts on the big screen. We can’t help but feel a sense of pride as the sights of our magnificent city are splashed across the globe in movie theaters and shared with the world. Several TV shows have also been filmed in the “Windy City.” The ones that flaunt Chicago rate tops with Chicagoans, as we can point to the screen and say “There’s the building I work in!” or “That’s our favorite restaurant!”
‘The Chicago Code’ has been all over the downtown area and outskirts of the city filming like gangbusters (pardon the pun!) Sweeping camera angles, some from helicopters, display the breath-taking beauty of the city’s classy sections, amazing architecture and gorgeous lakefront contrasted with some of the grittier areas that even many Chicagoans wouldn’t ordinarily see.
Even before word spread like wildfire, friends here spoke with animation about passing the film crew on the street and spotting famous actors while walking around town. Chicagoans got excited discussing how this show would be a boon to Chicago and its economy: creating jobs, attracting more celebrities, stimulating tourism, etc.
But the best thing about this show is the show itself. Hopefully this good program won’t come to a screeching halt. Fans on Facebook are clamoring to keep the show alive. Consider joining the cause!