Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Drama


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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

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  • Bruce Weitz in Hill Street Blues (1981)
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  • Veronica Hamel and Daniel J. Travanti in Hill Street Blues (1981)

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Creators:

Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

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12 July 2002 | Me Grimlock
Very Real and Authentic
Hill Street Blues was an unconventional cop show for the '80s, and even today. Why? Because it was real. Well as real as you can get with a TV show, without taking some liberties ofcourse. Unlike Miami Vice, T.J. Hooker or Hunter, HSB had a lot of detail and accuracy.

Sure Miami Vice was an entertaining show, but only for being stylish and hip for it's time. HSB didn't try to be cool, it tried to be accurate. Miami Vice and all the other cop shows and cop movies of the '80s, '90s and today are extremely fake in the way they present themselves, going more for a target demographic then bothering to portray how things operate in our world. In the real world, cops in America aren't wearing Armani suits and constantly trying to bust Columbian drug dealers and their shipment of cocaine while spitting out mile a minute obscure metaphors and similies that take us a few seconds to figure out. If you want to see the way REAL COPS in America speak, act and carry themselves through real crime cases, then watch HSB. You won't be dissapointed.

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