19-2

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Not to be confused with 192 (disambiguation).
19-2
Genre Police procedural
Created by
Written by
Directed by Daniel Grou
Starring
Composer(s) Nicolas Maranda
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Sophie Deschênes
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Société Radio-Canada
Broadcast
Original channel Télévision de Radio-Canada
Original airing February 2, 2011 (2011-02-02)
External links
[Official website Website]

19-2 is a Canadian police drama television series. The show presents the lives of several fictional patrol officers of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (Montreal Police Service) as they deal with police business and politics, and their own personal conflicts and problems. The titular "19-2" is patrol car unit #2 of the fictional station #19.[NB 1]

The series has been produced in two distinct versions. The original series aired in French on Radio-Canada beginning in 2011, and an English language adaptation premiered on Bell Media's Bravo channel on January 29, 2014.

Description[edit]

Main character Nicolai Berrof's friend and partner, Jean-Pierre Harvey, has been shot. The resulting brain damage has left him permanently hospitalized. Berrof gets a new partner, Benoît Chartier, a transfer from the Sûreté du Québec, and Berrof must get used to his new partner, and to his friend's condition. His boss, Sergent Julien Houle, secretly wants to get him fired. Other characters deal with relationship difficulties, or personal problems, like alcohol abuse. The scenes often occur during patrols, and the show often portrays various criminal activities. At the end of the first season, Chartier is charged with exposing a mole at the police station. His search for this individual is a major story arc in the second season.

Characters[edit]

French version[edit]

  • Claude Legault as Benoît "Ben" Chartier
  • Réal Bossé as Nicolaï "Nick" Berrof
  • Benz Antoine as Tyler Joseph
  • Véronique Beaudet as Bérengère Hamelin
  • Sylvain Marcel as Sergent Julien Houle
  • Catherine Bérubé as Audrey Pouliot
  • Vincent Graton as Jean-Pierre Harvey
  • Julie Perreault as Sergent-detective Isabelle Latendresse
  • Louis Philippe Dandenault as Jean-Marc Brouillard
  • Fred-Éric Salvail as Vincent "Vince" Légaré
  • Jean Petitclerc as Marcel Gendron
  • Robert Naylor as Théo
  • Magalie Lépine Blondeau as Amélie De Grandpré
  • Fanny Mallette as Catherine
  • Louise Portal as Marie-Louise
  • Marc-François Blondin as Sylvio
  • Chip Chuipka

English version[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reviews have been positive overall. Quebec police forces have liked the series,[1] seeing a way to make viewers more aware of their daily lives.

During the first season, the show attracted about 1.3 million viewers per week, which made it the most popular series in Quebec of the winter.[2] It peaked at 1,447,000 viewers on 23 February 2011, and the season finale got 1,302,000 viewers, the top in its time slot.[3]

In its second season, critics unanimously praised the first episode.[4] It was watched by 1,554,000 viewers, about 39 percent of the viewers that evening in Quebec.[5]

The series has been nominated for several awards, including the Prix Artis[6] and the Zapettes d'Or.[7] The series, with 18 nominations at the Gémeaux 2011, and won 12 at the gala that took place on 18 September 2011.[citation needed]

Radio-Canada's English sister network, CBC Television, announced in 2012 that it was working on an English adaptation of the series.[8] CBC Television did not pick up the series for its 2013 season; instead, the English series will air on Bravo.[9] The English adaptation is slated to star Jared Keeso and Adrian Holmes.[9] On April 1st 2014, Bravo announced that they have picked up the show for a second season.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The SPVM Montreal Police has 33 stations, none of which are currently numbered #19.[1] The former SPCUM Montreal Police had a station 19 covering the downtown east side and Plateau Mont-Royal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "19-2: la police adore | Louise Leduc | Télévision". Cyberpresse.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Rue Frontenac - Des millions pour 19-2". Exruefrontenac.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ "» 19-2 finit en tête|Richard Therrien". Blogues.cyberpresse.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  4. ^ "La saison 2 de la télésérie "19-2 ": de retour dans le chaos dès ce soir! | Bible urbaine". Labibleurbaine.com. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Sphere Media". Spheremedia.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  6. ^ "» Gala Artis: les nominations|Richard Therrien". Blogues.cyberpresse.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  7. ^ Nom. "Les nominations aux ZAPETTES D'OR 2011". Cestjustedelatv.tv. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  8. ^ "English version of Quebec cop show 19-2 being made for CBC". The Gazette, August 22, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "English adaptation of 19-2 bounces from CBC to Bravo". The Gazette, June 12, 2013.
  10. ^ http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2014/04/01/police_drama_192_gets_second_season_on_bravo.html

External links[edit]

  • (French) Radio-Canada: 19-2
  • Bravo: 19-2