Wednesday, August 02, 2017

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

Ten Best Cop Shows EVER

8 comments:

Rick Robinson said...

It occurs to me that many westerns featured lawmen, who are, at least technically, cops.

Rick Robinson said...

Also, why is Lewis here, but not Morse?

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I would have included Southland.

Toby O'B said...

Where's Columbo?

Anonymous said...

My favorite cop show starred Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.

John Duke

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Lewis would NOT be on my top 10.

Don Coffin said...

By the time his top 5 were or TV, I'd pretty much stopped watching anything except baseball...so I can't comment on any of those. And I really did not like Hawaii 5-0. And, while I only saw them in syndication, I always thought that the (1950s) Dragnet was excellent, and that The Naked City was better than that.

Max Allan Collins and John Javna (in their book The Best of Crime & Detective TV, published in 1988) have this as their top 10:
Hill Street Blues
Dragnet (1950s)
The Naked City
Columbo
Police Story (which I loathed)
The Untouchables
Crime Story (which I never saw)
Kojak (which I also loathed)
Cagney & Lacey (which I never saw)
Baretta (which I cordialy disliked)

(Y+They have Barney Miller in "comedy crimefighters, along with Police Squad...)

Anonymous said...

I think Adam 12 should be on the list. When you say "cop" most people would think of an officer in uniform, driving a patrol car, answering calls, and patrolling the city looking for crime. That was Adam 12. Sure it was cleaned up, but it had a reality to it that a lot of shows don't have.

Danny