RIP Steven Bochco

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RIP Steven Bochco

Postby never/ever » 02 Apr 2018, 07:47

Producer, writer and creator of some classic series like LA Law, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser MD and NYPD Blue...started his career among others writing screenplays and stories for Columbo.

Inducted in the TV Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Died aged 74 from leukemia in New York.

I really dig Hill Street Blues and LA Law as series that have a personal element to the storylines and weren't afraid to crack on issues deemed controversial in the public eye.

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Re: RIP Steven Bochco

Postby Rayge » 02 Apr 2018, 09:56

never/ever wrote:Producer, writer and creator of some classic series like LA Law, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser MD and NYPD Blue...started his career among others writing screenplays and stories for Columbo.

Inducted in the TV Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Died aged 74 from leukemia in New York.

I really dig Hill Street Blues and LA Law as series that have a personal element to the storylines and weren't afraid to crack on issues deemed controversial in the public eye.

RIP.

As far as I'm concerned, Hill Street Blues was the ground-breaking series that ushered in the Golden Age of TV, and Bochco, Kozoll and Milch are important artists.
NYPD Blue (after Caruso left), Murder One and (personal quirk fave I'd forgotten about) Hooperman were pretty nifty, too. Let's all forget Cop Rock.
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Re: RIP Steven Bochco

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 02 Apr 2018, 10:51

RIP.

I was too young for Hill Street Blues so NYPD Blue was my jam, the Ricky Schroder/Dennis Franz years in particular. The way Schroder was written out was a quiet triumph.
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Re: RIP Steven Bochco

Postby Fonz » 02 Apr 2018, 23:16

NYPD Blue: in my top 3
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Re: RIP Steven Bochco

Postby Flower » 03 Apr 2018, 00:51

The first time that I watched Hill Street Blues ... I was hooked. I never answered the phone if it was on. R.i.P. Steven.



I love most of Mike Post's theme music but Hill Street Blues is my favorite.
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Re: RIP Steven Bochco

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Apr 2018, 22:15

Flower wrote:The first time that I watched Hill Street Blues ... I was hooked. I never answered the phone if it was on. R.i.P. Steven.



I love most of Mike Post's theme music but Hill Street Blues is my favorite.


Also, the show with the best ex college athletes in it: Mike Warren who played with Kareem at UCLA and Ed Marinaro who won the Heisman Trophy and went on to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

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