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Watching old episodes of "Hill Street Blues" on Hulu.  An amazing show for its time.

 

Anyway the officers are informed they should keep an eye on a local butcher shop that had problems with its coolers, might need some crowd control.  They are dumping all their top sirloin steaks for 18 cents a pound.

 

Okay, perhaps I can afford three pounds.  I wish those were today's prices!

 

 

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I love that shows theme song. It really brings me back. Nice to hear people are still watching oldies but goodies.

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Oscar Wilde

 

 

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There were a lot of nice shows back then.  More laid back than the stuff now, which even when very good is usually overly violent or extreme in one way or another (every doctor show has to have the most horrendous illinesses, the most severely traumatic events for the characters, etc)  and they're very slick. Some are so good it doesn;t matter, but i find that the slickness and technical perfection of a lot of shows distracts one from the story, while those were all story, few special effects, fancy camerawork, etc.   I, alas, was already in Italy and never got to see them except very rarely and dubbed.  bla.  I remember I also enjoyed seeing "st elsewhere" and "cagney and lacey", but there were probably others in that period that were also good but weren;t imported.  

I really liked the captain of hill st blues, who was long-suffering and not at all glamorous, dealing with hard decisions, and a crappy personal life in a shabby office in a shabby police station. 

 

I find it particularly annoying that in all the crime shows there are always people working late in offices with practically no lighting, even in the crime labs!!!  there are two or three tiny blue desk lamps in a totally dark office.  Now who, having to work all night, would stay in semi darkness?  you'd fall asleep and how can you see what you're working on???  Any sane person would turn on the overhead lights.  Same when they go into an apartment at night to look for clues, they NEVER turn on the lights, but hold flashlights that light up about 2 square inches of space and yet are combing the place for miniscule clues!  Don;t they have some large lights to bring in, and why not turn on the central lighting when it's a working apartment??  I prefer when they create drama with the plot not with these tricks/ 

 

And do all lawyer's offices have totally glass walls?  no privacy for their clients???

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St.  Elsewhere was another favorite of mine.  Loved Mrs. Phipps, the somewhat scatterbrained flower lady!

 

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Back in the day we always watched Barney Miller with Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda. It was a "cop show" that took place entirely in one room - the detective squad room - and was funny as he!l. It relied completely on excellent plotting and dialogue.  No gunfights, no car chases. It ran from 1975 to 1982, and I still miss it.

 

Mike

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Back in the day we always watched Barney Miller with Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda. It was a "cop show" that took place entirely in one room - the detective squad room - and was funny as he!l. It relied completely on excellent plotting and dialogue.  No gunfights, no car chases. It ran from 1975 to 1982, and I still miss it.

 

Mike


I missed that entirely since i was already in Italy and it wasn't imported here.   I think i missed an important period in american culture, and when i'm nostalgic i'm nostalgic for that era, before greed and glitziness became so dominant and everyone started wearing suits!

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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Siduri-

If you want to spring for the whole series (don't even know if it would be compatible with Italian technical standards, although I suppose you may have an American DVD player) you can get it here

 

http://www.amazon.com/Barney-Miller-The-Complete-Series/dp/B005BUA1JY

 

Even if you don't, read through the reviews toward the end of  the listing.  They all liked it as much as my wife and I did back in the day.

 

Mike
 


Edited by MikeLM - 6/27/13 at 11:21pm
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