Episode 1: Scandal - This sets up the two characters as they work together to avenge the death of a prostitute that Sleepy stole money from at the hands of Curtis, a muscular black man with a rose tattoo on his arm.
Episode 2: Manhattan Connection - introduces another main character to the series, Perine Valley as Daizaburo develops a crush on her. Along the way however we learn that a crook confined to a wheelchair has a grudge against Perine as she investigates a shipment of drugs coming in.
Episode 3: City of Vice - An overeager news reporter gets her life threatened while trying to investigate the release of Morley Edwards, an accused rapist and murderer. However once attempts to stop assassination of the reporter go array, the Chinese mafia become involved and try out the members of the 34th precinct while also trying to kill the reporter.
Episode 4: Cop Killer – A series of police killings happening over New York City at the hands of a mysterious robot like assassin, as the investigation is carried out by the main characters we find out that the assassin has a grudge towards Sleepy as this all carried out through a mafia turf-war.
John Estes aka Sleepy (named after the late blues musician Sleepy John Estes) is the complete and total opposite of what you would expect a police officer to be and has all the formula of a corrupt cop. He’s misogynistic, sometimes homophobic as well as a horny maniac. One notable distinction about him while Daizaburo would bring the criminals to justice by arresting them and seeing them put on trial, Sleepy goes out of his way to murder the criminals in the worst ways you could possibly imagine. Not just that he steals money from prostitutes after he is done having sex with them while he‘s on duty, however as a character he is nothing if not entertaining to follow. Nothing to do with him being likable or anything like that but the character is a walking hard-on of alpha-male action movie cliches all stitched up and holding on.
Perrine Valley (named after the actress Valerie Perrine) despite being one of the few women in New York police force, she serves as lieutenant as well as helping Sleepy & Daizaburo on missions. Very little about her character is fully developed in this series but she manages to serve as a good female presence in a series that is mostly centred on men.
Despite being the equivalent to a rancid dumpster fire, Mad Bull 34 is dumb fun and needs to be seen to be fully believed.
Highly recommended because it's so bad it's good.