In the joyous aftermath of the Nuggets defeating the Lakers last night to force a Game #6 in their first round playoff series, a friend of mine left the Staples Center and began wandering the streets of L.A.in a happy daze. As he passed in front of one of the major studios, a piece of paper laying on the sidewalk caught his eye. It was a promotional pamphlet for a new show coming this fall to a TV network near you. Excited, he forwarded it to me to share with the world.
Miller & McGee: Cleaning Up the Streets
For years, these streets have been dominated by a roving gang of criminals. A gang, whose purple and gold colors are seemingly everywhere, all of the time. So dominant for so long, even people with no relation to the gang or the gang’s original neighborhood wear the colors and claim false pride when the gang wins another shoot-out.
The head of the gang is the legendary Black Mamba. Reclusive and lonely but brilliant, he seems to strike at will, causing maximum pain in his rivals. Many question his desire to fight every one of the gangs’ fights almost alone, yet his ability to find victory at the last moment has made people stop questioning his selfish antics.
Recently, he has been joined by a new partner in crime: the Man-Child. He acts like an overgrown child, barely capable of controlling his emotions, yet he is built like a small bus and possesses the wild, graying hair of a young Fred Samford.
The Black Mamba’s partnership with the Man-Child seems to be an attempt to recreate a partnership from when the Mamba had just joined the criminal ranks. Taken under the massive wings of a legendary criminal, Shaq-Fu, Black Mamba enjoyed early success while he was still learning. But true to his narcissistic nature he soon wanted to be the boss and forced Shaq-Fu out of town to South Beach to continue his criminal activities.
Now, Mamba seems to want to be the senior partner to another giant and has taken the Man-Child as a protégé. But the Man-Child can’t be trusted. He often disappears on the days of big fights or is so out of control during fights, he hurts his own gang more than the other.
The police – the men in Blue – have tried for years to defeat the gang but always come up short. They even hired a hot-shot recruit, top of his class out of the FBI Academy. While the recruit pushed the gang as far as he could, he couldn’t eliminate them either and decided it would be easier to join an old-class mate in New York and instead focus on stopping The Big Three – the notorious Miami based drug cartel – and The Original Big Three, a Boston-based gang with loose ties to the IRA. Sadly, he has seen even less success with these east coast criminal syndicates and looks to be destined to be a popular failure.
While the Blue have a strong cast of young professionals, none have been able to solve the mystery of stopping Black Mamba and his gang. Police Commissioner Karl has grown desperate to find someone that can take on the Purple and Gold. Begging Mayor Kroenke, Karl finally gets his wish. 2 new detectives are brought in.
Miller is a wily veteran officer, having served for over 13 years in a variety of locations. He had been one-step from quietly retiring in the Pacific Northwest until he got the call for help from Kroenke. Unable to turn down a challenge, he accepted the position and came back to a city he had failed to clean up on a previous stop years ago.
McGee is the wild child of the D.C. police force. Talented, he often struggles to reign in his talents for the good of the squad, instead seeking big-time busts that do little to make the streets safer but greatly enhance his image. Surrounded by a squad of other selfish young players and no leadership in D.C., he had developed a reputation as an undisciplined glory hound. Tired of his antics, the D.C. Police Commissioner happily sent him packing when Kroenke called.
In the first few showdowns with the Purple and Gold, Miller and McGee defer to the detectives that have handled the case for years without success. But in the most important face-off, Miller decides to step up and he brings the young, wild McGee with him. Unprepared for this new team, the Purple and Yellow cower while Black Mamba single-handedly tries to defeat the entire Blue force, coming close but ultimately failing.
Suddenly, there is new hope that the Purple and Gold’s reign may finally be coming to an end. But is this just another false hope, destined to disappoint?
Can these two new sheriffs bring a surprise element that Black Mamba and gang aren’t prepared for and finally defeat them?
Can Miller reign in McGee’s talents to harness them for good of the whole rather than the glory of the one?
Can they stop the Purple and Gold from completely taking over the city?
Find out, this season on:
Miller & McGee: Cleaning Up The Streets