I saw clips of the upcoming Fox drama "The Chicago Code," and....I just don't know. There are shots of the skyline and cops busting in doors in real Chicago neighborhoods--not the mean streets of Toronto acting as a stand-in--native Jennifer Beals pulls of good Chicago accent and Delroy Lindo looks ready to take a seat in the City Council. And that is well and good.
They make good visual use of the city's architecture and structure--even bridges--and that's also a good sign. But judging by the promos, the show seems a little noisy; a little too high-octane. And although I will be watching "Code," I've always thought a real Chicago drama should be a little darker, a little more brooding.