The Good Old 1-2

Many a cop has said that Barney Miller is the most realist cop show of all time.  Not Hill Street Blues.  Not Naked City.  Not Delvecchio.  Not Dragnet.  Not NYPD Blue.  Not even any of the shows in the Law & Order family. On an episode of Jon Favreau’s...

Lupo, Bernard, Briscoe, Logan, et al.

Law & Order changed cast members about as often as Mickey Rooney changed wives in its prime time tenure on NBC from 1990 to 2010.  Jeremy Sisto played Cyrus Lupo.  Fans of Six Feet Under know Sisto from his performance as Billy, brother of Brenda and sometimes...

Of Frolic and Festivus

On May 14, 1998, Seinfeld ended its dominant run in prime time. We said goodbye to puffy shirts, Kramerica Industries, and Newman. We said goodbye to Uncle Leo, Festivus, and doing the opposite. We said goodbye to Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. The final episode...

Pembleton, Bayliss et. al.

In the 1990s, NBC dominated with a powerful lineup of programs, including Seinfeld, Friends, and ER.  Homicide:  Life on the Street, while overflowing with quality scripts, story lines, and actors, did not bathe in the glitz factor of NBC’s other shows.  Still,...

NYPD TV

The NYPD is a staple of television programming. Naked City.  NYPD Blue.  Law & Order.  Eischeid.  NYPD.  Cagney & Lacey.  Brooklyn South.  Barney Miller.  Car 54, Where Are You?  Blue Bloods.  Kojak.  McCloud.  Law & Order: SVU.  New York Undercover....