August 7, 2011

After a rewatch of The Wire, I thought I'd go further back into cop soap opera history, decided to rewatch the first season of Hill Street Blues (1981-87). Season 1 got 21 Emmy nods and took home 8. Renko, the cracker with a southern drawl (but apparently from New Jersey?) was shot and in a coma in the first episode. This was a ground-breaking cop show that took us inside the precinct and inside the politics. In any TV history timeline, it's a necessary forefather to Homicide (also dated now) and The Wire. Some good acting and writing. A lot of crap writing and acting (especially Faye , the captain's ex-wife [on both accounts]).

Hey, and let's be careful out there.


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