Saw the first season a couple of months ago on DVD and it is without a doubt one of the best police dramas ever for those who haven’t seen it the wire is about a investigation of a drug empire shown from the criminals and police prospectives
the writing, the characters especially Omar the gay Shotgun wielding stick up man live long in the memory and to think we have seasons 2,3,4 to come which I’ve heard are even better.
2:Law and Order: Criminal Intent
It's the theme tune and of course Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren and Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames D'Onofrio does a Colomboesqe turn taking suspects apart with his needling questions and borderline madness. lovely
How good is this show? I remember watching the first episode and hating Mackey after he killed that undercover cop and wanting acevada to bring him down. How times change, this season Acevada is the devil incarnate roughing up call girls and wanking off to the video of a woman getting raped that was caught on CCTV. I thought that they'd never top the money train season or acevada giving a blowjob to that gang member, but adding glen close this season was a masterstroke. Oh and give Dutch a spin off show.
Not the 'new' Bill am talking about the Burnside days, which will never be topped when every criminal was a 'scrote' or a 'slag' and every hooker a 'tom' marvellous.
Surprisingly consistent show even up to it's last season which channel 4 kindly kept moving around the schedules, the twats.
6.Dempsey and Makepeace
For men on this forum of a certain age this will bring back memories Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon. And loads of exploding cars and shootouts.
7.Murder She Wrote
Even now the music sends a tingle down my spine classic Sunday evening fodder
Still strangely stylish even now even with men with rolled up suit jackets. Great plots and characters especially James Edward Olmos as Castillo.
Tuned in expecting a gentle comedy instead we got a bloody great British drama.
The original Las Vegas one intricate and quite anal but a hell of a good watch.