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Top 10 Police/Detective Shows ever.

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Initial post: Oct 24, 2009, 9:19:51 AM PDT
Seeing the discussion for the best Sitcoms ever I decided to add a new one. What were your ten best Police or Detective Shows?

Here's mine (In no particular order).

Adam 12


The Mod Squad


Highway Patrol

The F.B.I.

Walker, Texas Ranger

Hawaii Five-O

State Trooper

New York Undercover

Posted on Oct 24, 2009, 11:54:27 AM PDT
SueO says:
Lots of old shows, but we're talking the best ever.
1 Law and Order SVU


3 Bones

4 Quincy

5 Law and Order (original)

6 Barney Miller

7 Mannix

8 Streets of San Francisco

9 Rockford Files

10 Harry-O (with David Janssen)

Posted on Oct 26, 2009, 6:41:54 AM PDT
Ms. 90 says:
1. Hawaii 5-0
2. New York Undercover
3. Barnaby Jones
4. Kojak
5. The Saint
6. The Avengers
7. Spenser For Hire
8. Quincy
9. Charlie's Angels
10. Ironside

Posted on Oct 26, 2009, 12:40:56 PM PDT
1. The Wire
2. The Shield
3. Law & Order SVU
4. 24
5. New York Undercover
6. Chicago Hope
7. The X-Files
8. Law & Order
9. NYPD Blue

Posted on Oct 26, 2009, 1:33:12 PM PDT
Noxxqs says:
1. Spenser for Hire
2. The Shield
3. Hawaii 5-0
4. Rockford Files
5. Barnaby Jones
6. Cannon
7. Mannix
8. Mod Squad
9. Quincy
10. Dragnet

Posted on Oct 26, 2009, 2:09:03 PM PDT
Alenna M says:
1. The Wire
2. Cagney & Lacey
3. Hill Street Blues
4. The Mod Squad
5. NYPD Blue
6. Prime Suspect
7. Law And Order: SVU
8. Veronica Mars
9. Homicide: Life on the Street
10. 77 Sunset Strip

Posted on Oct 27, 2009, 3:16:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2009, 6:06:02 PM PST
lifewontwait says:
1. The Wire
2. NYPD Blue
3. Hill Street Blues
4. The Shield
5. Homicide: Life on the Street
6. Miami Vice
7. NY Undercover
8. Wiseguy
9. Crime Story
10. Mod Squad

Posted on Oct 27, 2009, 5:00:09 PM PDT
K. Brantley says:
1. Hill Street Blues
2. The Closer
3. Homicide:Life in the Streets
4. Law & Order:SVU
5. Law & Order
6. Law & Order:Criminal Intent
7. Monk
8. NYPD Blues
9. Hawaii 5-0
10. Mannix

Posted on Oct 28, 2009, 6:14:29 PM PDT
George says:
2.tj hooker
4.starsky and hutch
5.miami vice
6.21 jump street

Posted on Oct 28, 2009, 10:36:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2009, 11:39:54 PM PDT
1. Rockford Files
2. Hawaii Five 0
3. The Wire
4. Cannon
5. Waking the Dead (British)
6. Dalziel and Pascoe (British)
7. tie Cracker (British) + Homicide (Life on the Streets)
8. Streets of San Francisco
9. Mannix
10. Law and Order SVU
11. Law and Order
12. Harry O

Posted on Oct 29, 2009, 1:46:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2009, 7:07:06 PM PST
stevign says:
"Homicide: Life on the Street" was, is and probably always will be the best detective show ever on TV, that's just a given and the way it is. Every other show can line up behind it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2009, 1:54:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2009, 1:56:27 PM PDT
Ahhhh, Quincy :) Who knew the Coroner could solve crimes too?!?
Barney Miller - now that was comedy in the precinct for sure!
Rockford - living in a trailer in Malibu. Nice.
Law & Order franchise has always had good writers & actors!!
Good choices :)

Also - does anyone remember David Soul in UNSUBS? This show was the predecessor to all CSI type shows. VERY COOL and advanced for its time. Very cool. Just like Starsky, I mean Hutch...which one was David Soul? :) :)

Posted on Oct 29, 2009, 5:06:29 PM PDT
Mike Hammer
Hill Street Blues
The Saint
77 Sunset Strip
Barney Miller
Spenser For Hire

Posted on Oct 29, 2009, 5:36:54 PM PDT
Thalia says:
Mod Squad
Mission Impossible
Charlie's Angels
Starsky & Hutch
Miami Vice
Law & Order SVU
Law & Order CI
Criminal Minds

Posted on Nov 7, 2009, 1:20:00 PM PST
skeeter 62 says:
The Detectives with Robert Taylor
The Untouchables
Hawaiian Eye
The Streets of San Francisco
Harry O
77 Sunset Strip
Mission Impossible
Hawaii Five-O

Posted on Nov 8, 2009, 7:40:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2009, 7:41:10 PM PST
S.Waters says:
Spenser For Hire- You always knew Spenser would get the job done with his side kick Hawk.

Quincy-He was great but I would never have wanted to end up on HIS autopsy table.

Father Dowling Mysteries- What likable priest and amateur detective all rolled up into one.

T.J. Hooker-William Shatner was very charismatic in this series. As were several other characters, too.

Thats all I can think of right now. : )

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2009, 10:30:39 PM PST
We really need Highway Patrol on DVD...2150 bye

Posted on Nov 28, 2009, 2:55:32 PM PST
law and order svu law and order law and order criminal intent dragnet spencer for hire adam 12 chips state trooper m squad highway patrol the lineup

Posted on Nov 28, 2009, 4:51:57 PM PST
richard says:
NYPD blue
barnaby jones
the streets of san francisco
the rockford files
hart to hart
it takes a thief
dan august
harry o
mission impossible

Posted on Nov 29, 2009, 12:13:34 AM PST
NB says:
The Wire

Posted on Nov 29, 2009, 7:48:08 AM PST
MiG-15 says:
Say Gov, It's Got To Be THE SWEENEY.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2009, 9:41:44 PM PST
I second Monk.

I HAVE to put in a vote for Miami Vice, the original TV series. Pretty darn good stuff in its day.

I also have to suggest a new one here, THE MENTALIST. Good characters and pretty tightly written. Very interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2009, 10:01:39 PM PST
stevign says:

I agree, THE MENTALIST is an excellent show and really quite "fun" to watch. The Closer has to be on the list as well, it's easily one of the best ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2009, 10:11:06 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 7, 2009, 4:45:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2009, 4:58:52 AM PST
Roman85 says:
For me....

Starsky & Hutch
Miami Vice
Silk Stalkings
Nash Bridges
Third Watch
C.S.I. Vegas/Miami/New York
Charlie's Angels & Moonlighting (Private Detective shows)
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