Before I ask this on main, I wanted to find out if it would be on-topic since it could result in (and to some extent requires) lists to be made, but I'm more interested in the analysis of the lists.
I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the fictional police procedural television genre. Wikipedia provides a list for some English speaking countries (although it's also interesting to note they are also all common-law countries as well) but I'm interested in the genre in other countries.
The question may be overly broad if every non-English speaking country has them so I could pick a specific subset (European, former Soviet, communist, South American) but I'm not sure if there is a need for that either.
Let's take two subsets that I'm most interested in and look at just former Soviet countries and European countries:
- Are police procedurals common in non-English speaking countries;
- How has the genre evolved with changing political climate;
- Which shows showed the police positively and which showed them negatively?
So it can easily become a list but it requires some analysis. Thoughts on whether it's on-topic? Too broad or too specific?
To clarify a bit:
The second and third points sort of go hand-in-hand. Let's look at former-Soviet countries -- for 2, is there a change in portrayal pre- and post-collapse? And for 3, it is a list but using the Soviet example, maybe there are shows approaching the fall of the Berlin wall that shows police negatively, or maybe they were all produced by the ruling party and are all about how fair and great the system is. Or maybe recent shows are historical in nature and either revisionist/nostalgic or exposing the flaws of the old ways.