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Martin Milner stars as Pete Malloy, a veteran cop whose new partner (following the death of the previous one) is Jim Reed (Kent McCord), a rookie who's more than a little wet behind the ears. The show follows them as they make the rounds in their police black & white, dealing with all manner of circumstances, from the mundane (traffic violations, petty domestic disputes, noise complaints) to the monstrous (murder, drugs, child abuse, suicide). Each about 25 minutes long, the episodes chronicle the quotidian vicissitudes of these men in uniform, as opposed to the detectives, forensic experts, lawyers, and such who populate today's cop shows. Whatever the storyline, the tone is fairly tame, with none of the graphic violence common to later cop shows. And while the '65 Watts riots had already taken place, Rodney King, the Rampart scandal, and numerous other ugly events were far in the future. Thus Adam-12 evinces little or none of the now-vast divide (most of it racially based) that exists between the LAPD and much of the community; on this show, the cops are the good guys, without much nuance (which helps explain its popularity with real police officers). That's certainly not all bad; Adam-12's realism (for its time) and lack of pretension are refreshing, and the show is looser and not nearly as humorless as Dragnet. The packaging is as basic as the show itself--there are no extras whatsoever, with two double-sided discs containing all 26 episodes. --Sam Graham
I adore Adam-12, but I I purchased 2-3 different copies of season 1 and didn't have a fully functioning one in the bunch. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Andrea J.
This is absolutely my all time favorite police drama! I used to watch this with my Dad every week that he was home. Read morePublished 2 days ago by hotchops57
Did not see this season when originally on, but now see what I missed. Loved the season and have watched it over and over. Wish they made shows like this now.Published 27 days ago by katzrule
Excellent program. I would much rather watch shows like this, than the garbage they put on television these days.Published 1 month ago by Mike Tucker
Loved this series as a kid. Now my grandson it getting to enjoy them.Published 1 month ago by Francis X. Fanucci
Fine show but different DVD players cannot read these discs well. While watching an episode it pauses and after awhile it skips ahead. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zachary Cabon
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|ADAM 12 SEASON 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 on DVD||
What a rip off!! If you are going to start it, why not end it with the last season. I think maybe because the sales are not to well. Why cant universal just put out the whole series like Time Life did with Get Smart!
Nov 28, 2006 by Eric Roark | See all 26 posts
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I would very much like to see ADAM 12 good quality DVD's- seasons 6 & 7 . When might these be available for sale to the public? I have seasons 1 - 5 and enjoy watching these police stories. I am LOOKING FORWARD to seasons 6 & 7 in the NEAR FUTURE!!!!!!
Mar 2, 2011 by Penny C. Menzel | See all 3 posts
|Freezes and skipping||
I have tried cleaning over and over again, also changing DVD players I have continued to have these problems, in the same exact places!
I have had luck with cleaning sometimes, but it goes back to lock up in the exact same places on a second play, without even leaving the player! this is the only... Read More
May 21, 2009 by Hair | See all 12 posts