The One Chicago series of television shows (Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.) might be NBC's penance for carrying the Democrats' water on their news and political commentary divisions.

Last night's Chicago P.D. featured the murder of a political consultant who had done some simple opposition research and the Combine found out about it.  It ended with one of the mayoral candidates in jail.  (Yes, that's about as true to Chicago as a patrol car dispatched to the 4300 block of South 51st.  There is such an address, it would be the Milwaukee and Greenfield boundary in Wisconsin, but in Chicago 51st goes east and west.)

TV Fanatic's Lizzy Buczak notes, "On the other hand, the Mayoral race ended on a sour note despite the possibility of Chicago getting someone in office who was only slightly corrupt (a win!) and who wanted to invoke real change."

The shows are written and recorded long before the real mayoral election.  The truth would likely be too strange for the script-writers, particularly a year or so ahead of the real thing.

The real purpose of the One Chicago series, though, appears to be "How far can the cast get away with fishing off the company pier without triggering a sexual harassment investigation."  I'm likely to gripe more about that once the season wraps up.

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