East West 101

East West 101

Series 1

DVD - 2018
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Zane Malik is a young detective at the Major Crime Squad in Sydney, Australia. He's also a Muslim, in a post - 9/11 world where such an identity automatically arouses suspicion and fear. He's a good husband and father and a dedicated cop with one main problem on the job: Detective Sergeant Ray Crowley. Crowley's an old school policeman for whom rules and regulations play a poor second to getting results.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD EAST WE Series 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 324 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

There is only one way, forward.

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

None of us can escape death.

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

No one is untouchable!

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

My son is not a criminal.

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

If he has done nothing wrong, he has nothing to worry about.

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SEBoiko
Aug 04, 2018

I didn't want to die!

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chaliser
Aug 16, 2018

The search for ______ who is behind it all maintains a steady medium to hi-velocity plot-run with twists & surprise blows throughout the series. I Couldn't wait for the 2nd series after this. On the other hand, I actually watched the 2nd set first (! Probably because I got this off the shelf vs usual online reserve, & failed to check the side of the dvd case. But other than the character development aspect, the 2nd set was ALSO great. "East West 101" is a MOST APPROPRIATE name, providing a fun way to catchup on any needed basic diversity tolerance training. Most of what noted here before, thinking it was Series 2, still applies: On "both sides" of this complex interplay of cops, spys, terrorists, and victims there are complex roles of Muslim and multi-various other faiths and cultures and characters of all shades of moral capacity. In the midst of that, were some very well defined notes about the "Inner Struggle" of the Muslim faith, the clarity about which it seems is, sadly, still much needed. And while each episode ended with my wanting to see the next one right then, the thick accents (Australian, Indonesian, and more) could ocassionally be a drawback, especially during some intense action moments. But since its a dvd with playback capability... :-)

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Shellie1_us
Jul 08, 2018

Interesting show. It is very politically correct. Some nice twists in the shows.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jun 13, 2018

Not your average police procedural with its Australian setting and added element of racial prejudice against Arabs within the police department coming from lead actor, Zane Malik's (Don Hany) colleague. This makes the series more grim than most, especially with episodes that include undercover informants, Asian mob, Serbo-Crotian war criminals, etc. What's clear is that Australian cities are multicultural, especially evidenced by the makeup of Zane's detective squad. It's definitely timely with our own country's anti-Arab sentiments today. Zane's family and their tribulations are poignantly portrayed starting with his own guilt over his dad's injury during a stick-up when as a child, he failed to act. This series doesn't pull any punches and is plenty violent, but we can learn some enduing lessons about fighting our own prejudices from it.

multcolib_susannel Feb 25, 2018

Three Austrailian detectives struggle to solve crimes in the midst of racial and religious prejudice.

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