The Authentic Eclectic

Good Cop / Bad Mom

TV trope or clever commentary on women in the workplace?

A female and male detective in grey suits holding takeaway coffee cups. The woman is in the foreground.
Photo by RODNAE Productions. Licence: Pexels.

There is no shortage of gritty police series, often filmed in the Nordic noir style, featuring a brilliant yet flawed protagonist. It’s a popular genre.

The thing I notice about these TV shows is how often problematic parenting is used to demonstrate…



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Nichola Scurry

Nichola Scurry


Australian living in Barcelona, writing mostly about popular culture with a twist of quirky. If you like my writing, I like coffee.