Yeah, human cop is pretty much cop stereotype 101 - pining for the old days when you could tune up a suspect because, dammit, he cares more about justice than the law, and he cares more about his dead partner than all the pencil-pushers at police HQ. May as well have made a series called Dinosaur Cop set just after the end of the Cretaceous Period about a detective who pines for the days when law enforcement wasn’t run by a bunch of damn herbivores.
Of course, it seems to me that in the semi-dystopian future depicted, torturing suspects for information would not only not be illegal, it would be considered fully acceptable. Heck, I’m vaguely surprised prisoners being transferred aren’t equipped with something akin to high-tech tracking-and-exploding collars, a la Running Man. Given the level of tech we’ve seen, they have to make up excuses to not have them.
It was pretty polite of the bad guy to announce to the kidnapped and eventually Saw-trapped cop what the evidence tag number was. Did he think the cop would have Item 6665 (or whatever the number was) on him, or something? Why tell him anything, since they plan to put in an inescapable deathtrap anyway? Why put him in a deathtrap where other cops can (indeed, it seems the plan was for them to) find him? What if he blurts out “Hey, the bad guys are looking for Evidence Item 6665!” instead of just “Get me outta here!”
And his partner is synthetic but sweet. Probably manufactured by the Oreo conglomerate.
I’ll watch the second episode, but I suspect my enjoyment of this series will stem from its mockability.