OK, we admit it, COPS is our mindless TV vice. Luckily they syndicate old episodes over here in England so we can have a taste of home. (particularly when they are in Pierce County, WA)
There are several British knock offs. And on these, we will share a few observations. First of all, they are not nearly as exciting. I guess that’s good. People here don’t have guns. A lot of stolen cars. Gangs of bandits stealing petrol. Uninsured vehicles.
Granted, I haven’t ever seen an episode filmed in London. That can probably get pretty dicey.
We learn lots of great new words. Like Yob = slang term for an uncouth blue collar individual or thug.