When I was young, I watched a lot of 70’s cop shows. Here’s some nostalgia for you all.
First, the show that got me into cop shows, and its partner show (which isn’t a cop show, but the two belong together like rice and beans):
Now the ones that I was discouraged from watching. Oddly enough, they were the two to be resurrected for the big screen (both movies were horrible… coincidence?)
Dad wasn’t a fan. He thought the show was terrible (and, admittedly, it was).
Mom disapproved of SWAT. It did have the uber-cool funky theme song, though. Plus, Doug Wedge watched it, so it must have been cool.
These next three remind me of Grandma. I remember watching them at her house.
Streets of San Francisco ties for my favorite cop show. Karl Malden was the man.
Ah, Quincy. You and Sam took on everybody, the cops, the bad guys, your boss… you name it.
Yeah, I know. Buddy Epsen? Moving on to more a more edgy show, certainly one with more action…
5-0 comes in second after the two first place ties. I think I’ve seen most of the episodes. McGarrett was likewise the man.
This one I remember most because he had a *car phone*. In a *briefcase*. How awesome was that?
The lollipop man. “You’re gonna do hard time, baby!”
Not seen very often, as the time slot was outside the normal permitted viewing time:
Mom and Dad were both fans of this next one. The guy lived on a boat, notably cool.
And the tie for first place, of course, goes to the guy who just has one more thing he doesn’t understand…
And, hey, I forgot Jimmy!