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I was waxing nostalgic recently about the glory days of the police drama on television. My earliest memories of
programs dealing with police departments were of Barney Miller,
CHiPs, and the opening strains of Hill Street Blues.
Too young to remember any of the plots, I just loved watching policeman, for the most part, as heroes in the programs. Many of these shows had romantic plotlines (we know what a hopeless romantic I am), mysteries to solve, and an inside look at police work.
As television became more reality-based, we saw baser storylines, more human characters, yet still heroes who stirred the soul, raised our compassion, and plucked our emotions.
NYPD Blue was my favorite in the 1990s. Detective John Kelly had my heartstrings in a knot that first season of the show. Later, Detective Andy Sipowicz became a complex and spell-binding character.
Now a whole new string of police programming is running. I admit I haven’t watched any of them, mostly due to time
constraints not lack of interest. Law and Order, NCIS, CSI, and more fill the airwaves from different cities in the franchises with popular stars.
What are your favorite police television shows from then and now? Is it a favorite genre of yours? Why do you love the shows you chose?
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