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Monday, March 17, 2008



Hill Street Blues

It established an entire genre of gritty cop drama. The writing was excellent and the casting, down to the extras, was impeccable. This was also the first major television production to incorporate the use of the handheld camera, to provide more realism. The overlapping of dialog was pioneered here also. Just like real life.

This was the pilot for the show. HSB won about every award for acting and production but was never a ratings winner. But NBC-TV kept it on for 7 seasons (146 episodes). Watch closely and you'll see quite a few young actors getting their first major break. You might just learn where the tag line on each of my posts came from.

Over The Limit?
Please don't drink and drive

"Let's all be careful out there!"