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Greatest cop shows

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Paste has ranked the 40 best cop shows. No surprise to see The Wire #1 and The Shield #2. They are probably my second- and third-favorite shows of all-time, behind The X-Files. I was a bit surprised to see NYPD Blue barely crack the Top 10. Southland should be higher as well.

    What say you?

    The 40 Greatest Cop Shows of All Time
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Loved Hill Street Blues, especially the early seasons. NBC had a great 1-2 punch with St. Elsewhere on Wednesdays and HSB on Thursdays. Interesting to me that St. Elsewhere was packed with future superstars but that the only person from HSB who went on to a major, major career was Dennis Franz and he was just a sometimes recurring character.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Luther is where it should be.

    Law and Order should be above SVU.

    Sherlock on BBC should be very high on the list if it qualifies.

    True Detective is where it should be.

    Oh, wait... Broadchurch. Whoa, did they miss on Broadchurch (BBC)
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    That's a good list. A real good list. You can quibble with some of the rankings (Law and Order too low), but Boomtown, Southland, Justified, The Shield, The Wire all belong on any list of that sort. Also glad to see Monk and The Border made it.
  5. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Pretty good list. I was glad to see Cracker on there. Very underrated show.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I would never place SVU over the original. That sticks out to me.
  7. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Pleasantly surprised to see shows like Monk and Sledge Hammer on the list, but Third Watch is sorely missing.
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  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Detective shows would kick cop shows butt!
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, SVU is overrated as is NYPD Blue, which was shot in LA. And the original Hawaii-5O should have been on there.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Ummmm ... Where in the hell is "Dragnet?"
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  11. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Where are:

    The Bill
    The Sweeney
    Dixon of Dock Green
    Van der Valk
    The FBI
  12. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Hawaii 5-0 (the original, with Jack Lord) should be somewhere on that list.
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