DVD TV Show Reviews
This is one of the few police shows that shows regular
patrol cops as they go about their day. It is very realistic. I
really can't think of any other police show that doesn't have detectives
or some other unusual type of cop in the show. Maybe they think
that being on patrol is boring. This show sure was not boring.
Malloy and Reed were not only great role models, but
they were interesting characters. Malloy was the older
copy showing the younger cop, Reed, how to be a good cop, and keeping
him out of trouble. We only occasionally saw anything to do with
their personal lives, unlike most shows. It was all about the job.
The show was created by Dragnet's Jack Webb, but I feel
this show is even more realistic than Dragnet. The cops sure were
more human-seeming than Joe Friday ever was.
Too bad there are no extras. I know both actors are
still around (I met them a few years ago), so I can't imagine they
wouldn't have loved to participate in this. What a shame! I look
forward to more seasons of this great show coming out.
This was the 60's, so don't expect blood, gore, or much
violence. It's not that kind of show.
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