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In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the... See full summary »
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 Gregor Anghel (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Gregor Anghel (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Iosif Baciu (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Iosif Baciu (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Jane (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Jane (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Dragos (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Dragos (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Tipsy / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Sonya Baciu (5 episodes, 2017)
Diana Vladu ...
 Sonya Baciu (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Captain Covaci (5 episodes, 2017)
Adrian Paduraru ...
 Captain Covaci (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Stan (5 episodes, 2017)
Ion Grosu ...
 Stan (5 episodes, 2017)
Tipsie Angelo ...
 Tipsy (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Flavia Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
Rianna Mitrol ...
 Flavia Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Andrei Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
Odin Nielsen ...
 Andrei Baciu (4 episodes, 2017)
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 American Embassy Assistant / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Victor Dinca / ... (4 episodes, 2017)
Edward McGinty ...
 Constantin Dita (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Additional Voices / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Constantin Dita (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Stefan / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
Catalin Fartaes ...
 Victor Dinca (3 episodes, 2017)
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In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by-what else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.

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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Whose Propaganda?
16 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Comrade Detective a lot more than I thought I would. Others have referred to it as a comedic version of Miami Vice, but from the communist perspective and set in Bucharest, Romania. This is a very good way to describe it.

I wanted to give this show a 10-star rating, but I had to hold back a couple of stars for a very important reason - it is clearly propaganda. It is meant to poke fun at socialism and the socialist countries; as you watch this will be quite obvious. However, if you can forget everything you think you know about socialism and the Cold War and pay close attention to many of the statements of the protagonists of the show, you might find that they make quite a lot of sense. In fact, they are stating a lot of indisputable facts such as how the socialist countries really were targeted by the US and the capitalist West with propaganda, sabotage and subversion. If you doubt this, then I suggest you check out the documentary, Chuck Norris vs. Communism. Also, in many instances, our hero cops convincingly explain key points and arguments in favor of socialism and against capitalism.

Don't just turn off your brain and laugh when you watch this. Pay close attention and you might just learn something.


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