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Disappointing if you're like me and have wished for a complete series set, or at least the complete hour-long episodes. I would buy them all over again if they were part of a complete set (hear me, Madacy?)
That said, this set does look like a great deal for the price if you don't have these already. Four stars for the content. Very highly recommended ... a great slice of early 1960s attitudes and styles. Thoughtful dramas, terrific looking on-location scenes in New York City, inspiring music by Billy May and Nelson Riddle ...
Until I received this ten disc set last week I hadn't seen TNC in over 30 years. I had fond memories but no clear recollection of the series format. So I'm delighted to say that each episode follows the lives of any one of the eight million New Yorkers the opening credits mention and the inclusion of the three police detectives are virtually incidental.
Similar concurrent "story oriented" programs that are still popular today, like the Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents", will seem positively mainstream in comparison with TNC. TNC is existential, and there is a dream like quality to each episode I've seen now. Characters pour their souls into the dialogue - they say the things we never would have the nerve to in real life, with their hearts and minds open - painfully so. Being a drama, it is appropriate that each major character seems like a walking talking raw nerve, but the honesty in their portrayals goes beyond what is required to entertain and demands a response from the audience. In one episode, when the father of a lost legally blind boy tells the police that when his son was born blind, after two prior miscarriages, he stopped going to church, the moment is painfully real - yet dreamlike because we conceive that no one would ever actually admit that to a stranger. In TNC, all hearts are open and the audience is required to look and feel.Read more ›
BTW, the 1948 movie is also brilliant and worth purchasing and watching, particularly if you're a senior.
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I found I could not STAND the Billy May music-Otherwise a pretty good mid-century New York cop dramaPublished 6 days ago by JKS
Great price, good tv series, shows from early 60s. Black and white.Published 6 months ago by Garry C. Holland
Great old detective mystery. People should watch these old shows and see what decent shows are all about.Published 13 months ago by Gary
As a kid, I somehow missed this series. Probably watching Superman instead. But, being a film noir fan, I thought I would take a chance on this set. WOW! I was knocked out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Wizard
Some of the most renown screenwriters (Sterling Silliphant, Howard Rodman,) of the 50s and 60s wrote scripts for this series. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bill S
This is as close to going back to that time in New York as you can get. Loved the series.Published 17 months ago by Brian L. Feeney
don't know how i missed out on this great program growing up in the sixties...could be my mom thought it was too gritty for kids (she didn't let us watch "combat"... Read morePublished 18 months ago by lisa