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Robyn Bahr

Something tells me this valley isn't actually that happy.; Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix's Suspenseful Happy Valley Focuses on Police Work as Social Work

If mid-century pulp and noir gave us the cynical, quippy hardboiled detective, then Peak TV has given birth to its successor: the charbroiled cop, a bitter, corrupt, philandering, violent, addicted, nihilistic or just psychotic contemporary crime fighter. The supposed irony of this figure is that he (almost always a he)......