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Offline Andrew1911

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Homicide: Life on the Street
« on: January 10, 2007, 05:04:42 PM »
Great cop drama or greatest cop drama? You decide.

Anyway, my teacher has been showing us Homicide for about a few months. We've gotten to the end of Season 3. He's a lazy law teacher but he's the coolest laziest law teacher ever. I also bought myself Season 3 for only 7 dollars and 10 cents on Amazon. That's a steal. I can't wait to start Season 4 and find out what happens to everyone. I can't watch any other cop drama after Homicide. They're just not as good as Homicide was.


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 06:34:34 PM »
I never saw Homicide, due to it's irregular showings over here, but I always keep hearing good things about it.  I may scout around ebay one day looking for the first season.  As for cop tv series, I really enjoy NYPD Blue, though I haven't seen past season 4.


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 08:04:00 PM »
I never saw Homicide, due to it's irregular showings over here, but I always keep hearing good things about it.  I may scout around ebay one day looking for the first season.  As for cop tv series, I really enjoy NYPD Blue, though I haven't seen past season 4.

Amazon.com has it for dirt cheap used. They're brand new ones used too. They're only ten bucks. Season 3 is just incredible.


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 08:10:37 PM »
I never saw Homicide, due to it's irregular showings over here, but I always keep hearing good things about it.  I may scout around ebay one day looking for the first season.  As for cop tv series, I really enjoy NYPD Blue, though I haven't seen past season 4.

Amazon.com has it for dirt cheap used. They're brand new ones used too. They're only ten bucks. Season 3 is just incredible.

Shipping will probably be double that for here.   :)  I might get it if I buy a whole bunch from Amazon.com (which I do frighteningly often!)


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 09:18:42 PM »
Great show. I nabbed the full series set during a 50% off sale at Amazon. Comes in a replica file cabinet drawer.



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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 09:22:19 PM »
Great show. I nabbed the full series set during a 50% off sale at Amazon. Comes in a replica file cabinet drawer.





Lucky bastard. It cost too much for me to get. But, you got it for a 100? That's really good.


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 10:00:17 PM »
I'm a hater... dont like any cop/csi shows (the shield was decent for awhile then lost my interest)


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 10:01:36 PM »
I'm a hater... dont like any cop/csi shows (the shield was decent for awhile then lost my interest)

Wha? Have you seen Homicide?


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 12:27:19 AM »
Homicide was fan-fucking-tastic. The only two shows I rate as highly are The Shield and Oz. I understand that The Wire is good, but I saw the first two episodes and just couldn't figure out what was going on at all.

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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 12:50:41 AM »
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ell, and The Prisoner will always be the best TV show of all time bar none, no competition, case closed.

as much as i liked the prisoner wouldnt simpsons or mst3k beat it?


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2007, 02:25:50 AM »
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ell, and The Prisoner will always be the best TV show of all time bar none, no competition, case closed.

as much as i liked the prisoner wouldnt simpsons or mst3k beat it?

Nope.

I like humor and stuff, but The Prisoner pulls in so many elements of what I love that it's just unrivalled. I mean, part of it is obiously when and how I first saw it; late nights on PBS when I was about 13, and it just blew my mind. I don't think anything can hit me quite as hard ever again.
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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2007, 02:51:10 AM »
if ya say so man.  I would like it dvd methinks


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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2007, 06:49:01 AM »
HLOTS (that's how us cool people refer to it lol) was probably the best cop drama ever made, although it really went downhill the last couple of seasons... I bought each season DVD as it was released. They made a movie after the show was cancelled to kind of tie up the loose ends, Homicide: The Movie.

If they could have held the original cast together a little longer it would have been nice... that show was Richard Belzer at his best. In typical Barry Levinson fashion, the seemingly unrehearsed spontaneous banter between the characters (a la Diner) was the highlight of every episode IMHO.

My favorite episode was The Subway (1997) where the guy (played by Vincent D'Onofrio, later of L&O:Criminal Intent fame) gets pushed off the subway platform just as the train arrives. He's alive (someone refers to him as "dead man talking") but only because the train is holding his guts together. Once they manage to get him free... well... his chances are iffy. The police work of the episode revolves around trying to find his fiancee who is out for a jog so he can say goodbye... man, what a great show that was, I really miss Homicide.

The first crossover episode they did with Law & Order had so much chemistry between the characters of Munch and Briscoe, I always thought they should have given them their own series. It woulda been great... loved Jerry Orbach, may he rest in peace.

Oh and one more thing, thay actually did a crossover with X-Files (a crossover between Fox and NBC??), an episode called Unusual Suspects (1997) where the origin of the Lone Gunmen is portrayed. Not a true crossover really, more of a story frame that only uses Munch from Homicide. The "box" was lit way too dark though, not at all like the normal HLOTS set. I guess that was an X-Files thing...
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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2007, 08:38:01 AM »
Actually, the cool people refer to it TBDSOT (The Best Damn Show On Television). And they're right. I've never seen a higher quality series on TV and I doubt I ever will. It was THAT GOOD. If you haven't seen it, shame on you. >:(

I got a number of friends hooked on it last year, and we all drove down to "Bawlmer" for a few days. You can visit the old empty government building on the Fell's Point waterfront where they shot exteriors and interiors for the police building. If  only we could've gotten onto the roof. The city put up a plaque:


(Thank you to whomever posted this photo online. The one I took didn't come out that well.)

There was even a white Chevy Cavalier parked out front!

We then went across the street to the Waterfront Hotel Tavern, which stood in for the bar Lewis, Munch, and Bayliss bought. We had a nice dinner upstairs (hooray for Old Bay fries), then played pool on the table where Brisco cleaned out Munch in that Law & Order crossover.

Beg, borrow, steal, or murder to get the Homicide DVDs. (The complete series filing cabinet is well worth it. One of the above-mentioned friends got it for Christmas.) I'm not exaggerating when I say it's by far the best TV drama ever made. 10/10 chalk outlines.

P.S. Love your avatar, Andrew.

P.P.S. NYPD Blue is utter garbage.

I'm a hater... dont like any cop/csi shows (the shield was decent for awhile then lost my interest)

Homicide isn't about cops, it's about people. And yeah, CSI is amazingly stupid.
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Re: Homicide: Life on the Street
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2007, 08:41:02 AM »
We then went across the street to the Waterfront Hotel Tavern, which stood in for the bar Lewis, Munch, and Bayliss bought. We had a nice dinner upstairs (hooray for Old Bay fries), then played pool on the table where Brisco cleaned out Munch in that Law & Order crossover.

I am soooooo jealous!  Ya know, I'm making a trip to Baltimore on business next August, I may have to venture down that way myself... I would love to get a beer at that bar!
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