the thing with this show is, it’s not overly sensationalized. it doesn’t have the usual amount of violence and explosiveness the other cop shows have which makes it seem closer to reality, for me.
their characters are closer to reality when they do the job than most super human cop characters that are being shown. the story doesn’t get resolved on pure chance either. basically, like how real good cops do it (i suppose). :D
also, i like how they don’t exploit sex and romance that much. it’s actually nice that they hold back on those things making the small gestures you see in each episode more sweet, touching and memorable.:D