If aliens relied on TV to teach them about the inner workings of the human race, they’d probably come away thinking that two-thirds of all Earthlings are cops. (Naturally, they’d assume that the other 33 percent were all lawyers.) But even though shows about law enforcement clutter the airwaves, not all police dramas are created equal.
Case in point: Southland, a gritty cop show that found new life on TNT after being unceremoniously canceled by NBC in 2009. The series, which stars The O.C.‘s Ben McKenzie and Ray‘s Regina King, entered into its second full season earlier this month. It takes an unflinching look at what it really means to be an officer in the LAPD — and, as recent episodes have proven, it doesn’t shy away from tragedy.
Intrigued? If so, you’re in luck, because EW is giving away 20 copies of Southland‘s first season on DVD. The discs are courtesy of TNT and are available while supplies last.
Here’s how to enter our giveaway:
1. Go to our Facebook page.
2. Click “Like” at the top of the page
3. Find the post on our Wall announcing the giveaway, click Comment, and tell us which TV policeman or woman is your favorite, and why. (Note: Commenting on this post won’t enter you in the giveaway; see the official rules below.)
4. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you via Facebook message to request your mailing address.
The giveaway starts NOW!
EW’S “SOUTHLAND: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)
Open only to those to whom this or notice has been addressed, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. resident age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Limited to one entry per Facebook account. The first 20 persons to post a qualifying comment on the related post on our Facebook wall (www.facebook.com/entertainmentweekly) will receive a copy of Southland: The Complete First Season on DVD which has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $29.98. Each contestant must answer the question posed in our Facebook post as directed, or their entry may be disqualified. Where Entertainment Weekly is not the sponsor, it cannot guarantee the availability of any of the items described. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins at 5:30PM ET or EST on 1/31/11 and ends at 10:30PM ET or EST on 1/31/11. Entertainment Weekly will contact the winners by Facebook message requesting their mailing address on or before 2/4/11. Winners will have 24 hours to respond, after which time they forfeit their prize. Employees of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., BBC Warner, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. Anyone who has won a prize from Sponsor during the previous 90 days is disqualified. The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit or eligibility and waiver of liability before prize(s) can be awarded. For a list of winners, visit ew.com/winners seven days after the end of this contest.