The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 2
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- 13 episodes from the 1968-69 season on four discs
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Mod Squad is the original counter-culture phenomenon that remains a fan favorite, replete with one of the best and most memorable TV musical themes ever composed. It remains very, very watchable despite its age - ironically, now older than what was considered trustworthy in adults during that era.
Premiering Sept. 24, 1968, during the height of the Viet Nam War, Mod Squad lasted for five action packed seasons with episodes that dealt as much with social issues as it did crime in the streets.
Set in Los Angeles, the premiss was simple enough: Three young people in trouble with the law are given the opportunity of avoiding jail sentences by infiltrating the counter-culture as undercover cops and exposing criminal who prey on youth. The idea is for them to bridge the generation gap between the youth and the "fuzz."
The three "delinquents" were Pete Cochran, portrayed by Michael Cole, who was arrested for car theft; Julie Barnes, portrayed by Peggy Lipton, who ran away from her prostitute mother in San Francisco; and Lincoln Hayes, portrayed by Clarence Williams III, who was arrested during the Watts riots. Tough talking Capt. Adam Greer, portrayed by Tige Andrews, was in charge of the special squad and eventually became a father-figure to them. (Lipton, who later played Norma the waitress in another cult classic - Twin Peaks - was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Julie, and won a Golden Globe in 1970 for her portrayal of the character.Read more ›
I'm sure I will be transported back to being 12 years old!
Thanks Paramount for being so smart as to bring back these great nostalgic shows!
The second reason is that The Mod Squad was the beginning of the legendary producing legacy of Aaron Spelling, and his many years of providing viewer-friendly programs to both ABC and Fox. Although he had worked as an actor and writer, and had already produced Johnny Ringo and Burke's Law, The Mod Squad began an incredible and unprecedented almost forty year run of producing television shows that captured fans with either high-octane action sequences, or opulent comedies or soap-operatic dramas. The partial list includes The Rookies, SWAT, Charlie's Angels, Starsky and Hutch, Vegas, Hotel, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and Charmed.
But still at the heart of this show was the rapport and relationship between the three street kids who were rounded up and rehabilitated into undercover cops - rich kid Pete Cochran (Michael Cole), runaway Julie Barnes (Peggy Lipton), and taciturn revolutionary Lincoln Hayes (Clarence Williams III. Pete, Julie, and Linc had immediate street cred with the mostly young felons they ran across, and even though it could be testy or frosty, their relationship with their mentor and rehabilitator, Captain Adam Greer (played by Tige Andrews)was solid, and they grew to have much mutual love and respect and affection.
The shows could stretch credulity almost to the breaking point, but the shows dealt with relevant issues, were very entertaining, and well written and well acted.
It is a great treat to watch these episodes again, and we can look forward to the release of the other episodes with great anticipation.
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Loved this show in the 60's and loved it now. It has held up remarkably well.Published 4 months ago by ruth hewitt
This is an awesome show. LOVE IT :-) The Mod Squad is the best classic tv show in the 1960s.Published on October 23, 2013 by Tracie Lynn Sapkaroski
Package arrived in great condition. Watching it brought some good memories. Was nice to watch a show that didn't have bad language in it.Published on September 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I loved this dvd. I loved this show in the 70. I never missed an episode or the repeats in the 5 years it was on. So owning these episodes on dvd is like reliving my childhood. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by gabymo
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