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The brief first season--only five episodes--delved into the dark side of Hooker's character, brooding over booze and mounting debts, riding his recruits because of his own regrets. All that went out the window as the second season roared into action, turning Hooker into a standard tough guy with a heart of gold. But the classic Spelling elements were there from the start: Almost every case involves a relative or an old friend; the bad guys announce their sleaziness from the moment they appear; and no opportunity to show a little skin is missed (short-shorts and tight, nipple-emphasizing tops are de rigueur). Featuring street gangs, snipers, Bible-toting psychos, baby-faced arsonists (a very young David Caruso, NYPD Blue), and vengeful cops (Shatner's old pal Leonard Nimoy), T. J. Hooker had no pretensions to anything but roiling melodrama with some midlevel stunts thrown in every few episodes. It all rests on whether or not you like Shatner. If you do, you'll hug yourself when Hooker's ex-wife tells him, as if intoning a zen koan, "You'll do your best, and I know you already have, because you always do." No commentaries, alas; the only extra is a pointless compilation of "Next week on T. J. Hooker" snippets. --Bret Fetzer
This was purchased as a gift. When I contacted the person that received the give he was so happy with the DVD.Published 9 days ago by rumar
I just rated and reviewed "Aftermath," particularly the episode featuring Mary Kay Letourneau. In that review, I discussed how William Shatner improved his already stellar acting... Read morePublished 18 days ago by California Dreaming
William Shatner plays a Real Police Officer who has a heart and concerning heart. I've enjoyed watching TJ -Hooker. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Mr. Jackie D. Jackson
I had to buy the complete first season because of James darren. It's a great series but loved when James Darren was pArt of the cast.Published 28 days ago by lana
they are just like old adam 12 ride along style.
if you like high speed chase's this show's for you.
...Very good quality picture and sound for DVD's. People have noted the wrong way the episodes on each of the 6 DVD's is wrong on the box package which rest assured is only that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Kirkby
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|On Line Petition to get the Rest of TJ Hooker released||
TJ Hooker is wanted in its entirety. Please release the rest of the seasons soon and do a better job at packaging the discs and getting the episodes right. Also, the first edition discs ate two of my DVD players up. Come on Sony! Make em right and send them out for sale.
Aug 16, 2008 by Mr. Chappell | See all 11 posts