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Homicide: Life on the Street 

A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

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Top Rated TV #143 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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A one-hour drama inspired by David Simon's acclaimed non-fiction book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets." It is at once a mundane yet compelling look in and around a Homicide unit of the Baltimore Police Department, a group of determined individuals who are committed to their grim job at hand. Written by Karina Santos <tallulahg@aol.com>

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31 January 1993 (USA)  »

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(122 episodes)

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On several occasions, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) teamed with Dick Wolf's Law & Order (1990) for either single or two-part crossover episodes. See more »

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A couple of times, reference is made to the other shift of the Homicide detectives as being the "night shift". However, at the time, the squads of the Homicide department regularly rotated shifts so that no one group of detectives would routinely have the night shift. See more »

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Det. Tim Bayliss: So does the violence make them stupid or does the stupidity lead to violence?
Det. John Munch: Well, that's chicken and egg semantics. The important point is that we win some cases because our brains are repositories for intelligence and their brains are day-old banana pudding.
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Followed by Exiled (1998) See more »

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It's Too Bad That It's Gone!!
10 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

The reason this fine show was canceled was due to much of the public. Most people were unable to properly digest the great substance of this show. There is an extreme difference in reading a book of substance such as "In Cold Blood", by Truman Capote, and reading a frivolous, coffee table book such as "Sex" by Madonna. Likewise, there is a difference between watching a program like "Homicide" and watching a program like "The A-Team". The show was so deep, people didn't watch.

The characters were outstanding. It's always good to watch excellent drama in which characters have strengths and weaknesses. Their weaknesses were were emphasized greatly to show realism. Naturally, the stories were great.

Another thing I miss was the crossover between "Homicide" and "Law and Order". These shows retained their individual styles while bringing the characters together so nicely.

It's too bad that it's gone.


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