a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work.
a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work
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The show is really a fantasy in police procedural clothing, and that is implicitly understood by the viewers.
Part of the movie is a complex and suspenseful police procedural, culminating in a set of unnerving interrogations.
Brilliant writer that he is, here's what he came up with: a police procedural set in neighboring, nearly identical cities.