Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »
The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly series. Mike Danko is a married former marine, Willie Gillis is a recent college graduate and Terry Webster joined the police as part of a special minority recruitment plan. Their supervisor is Lt. Eddie Riker and Jill is Mike's worried wife who works as a nurse at the local hospital. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
I remember "The Rookies" as one of my favorite shows as a boy, but unfortunately, it doesn't hold up well today. The acting is first-rate, the location work is excellent, and the production has a polished sheen to it - it was obviously a class act from the get-go. But the story lines have dated badly, particularly the "every week we attack another social problem in a bland way" format. Especially annoying is the constant reverse racism of having Ontkean's character set up as the "over-eager white guy" who has to be taught, over and over again, how little he knows about how society really works. It's as insulting a stereotype as Stepin Fetchit, and more common than you realize. Great theme by Bernstein, though. A good trip back for the nostalgia, but you won't keep watching.
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