Old cop shows, my top 10

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Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 May 2020, 08:31

Old cop shows, my top 10 (1970s-80s):

Kojak
Columbo
Hill Street Blues
The Sweeney
Miami Vice
Starsky & Hutch
Cagney & Lacey
The Streets of San Francisco
Hawaii Five-O
Police Woman

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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby Lord Rother » 17 May 2020, 09:06

My list of Best of British 1970s. (Not all strictly “cop”.)

Softly Softly
Shoestring
Raffles
The Mind Of JG Reeder
Sutherland’s Law
Justice
Hazell
The Sweeney
The Professionals
Van Der Valk

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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby Flower » 17 May 2020, 13:51

Not in any order

American t.v. shows

Homicide, Life on the Street
Hill Street Blues
NYPD Blues
Law & Order
Cagney & Lacey
Barney Miller
Car 54, Where are you?
Baretta
The F.B.I.
McMillan & Wife
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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby Flower » 17 May 2020, 14:07

Old, mainly British shows that I watched on PBS stations .. again, not in order.

Inspector Morse
Inspector Wexford
Rumpole of the Bailey
Star Cops
Maigret
Prime Suspect
Daigliesh ~ P.D. James
Hercule Poirot
Cracker
Rosemary & Thyme

*Reilly, Ace of Spies isn't a cop or detective show but deserves a mention.
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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby pcqgod » 17 May 2020, 19:48

"Starsky and Hutch" was the only one I was really into, though I remember watching "Hawaii Five O" with some regularity. Occasionally would catch some of the others like "Police Woman" and "Barretta." And of course "Barney Miller."
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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby Sam Stone » 18 May 2020, 10:52

Between the lines

Columbo

Cracker

Law and Order (the RF Newman one from the late 70s)

Prime Suspect

Public Eye

The Rockford Files

The Sweeney

Target

The Untouchables

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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby Fonz » 22 May 2020, 07:10

Not in order

NYPD Blue
Inspector Morse et al
The Sweeney
Man in a Suitcase
Van fee Valk
The Wire
Rockford
True Detective
Bosch
Bergerac
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Re: Old cop shows, my top 10

Postby The Modernist » 22 May 2020, 17:50

Spiral
The Sweeney
The Wire
In The Line of Duty
Early Prime Suspect

I can take or leave most of the rest.