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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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Florin Galan ...
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 Tipsy / ... 6 episodes, 2017
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 Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
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 Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
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 Captain Covaci 5 episodes, 2017
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 Captain Covaci 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
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 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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Unique & Fresh
4 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Wow, this is a great new show. Bravo to Amazon for taking a risk on this – and it must have been a risk if only from a marketing standpoint considering how the writers have blurred the lines between different genres and tropes. The amazing thing is how well it works. Satire is so hard to pull of convincingly, and yet Comrade Detective pulls this off AND develops a gripping cop- procedural/thriller at the same time. This is nifty, ingenious artistry, and you can tell how the whole crew threw themselves into the project. The directing is sharp and moody, the Romanian actors are incredible, the dubbing cast hilarious... even the score is remarkable – a true orchestral sound with real themes and variations the likes of which you don't hear much anymore, even in big screen films. The writing is a masterful mix of the ham-fisted comedy that marked this era's (1980's) cop dramas and subtle satire that works on multiple levels – it lampoons both Western capitalism and Eastern communism but does so in a way that is never snarky or mean-spirited. All of which is to say that even though it's high-concept, it's got a big heart. The only thing left to do now is wait for Season Two... Please, Amazon, you got behind something unique & fresh, keep giving the people what they want!


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