NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

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NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.

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Series cast summary:
 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Det. Greg Medavoy (253 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (161 episodes, 1993-2001)
 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
 Det. Diane Russell (133 episodes, 1995-2003)
 Det. James Martinez (130 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Det. Baldwin Jones (121 episodes, 2000-2005)


Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley (later replaced by Bobby Simone), are the central characters in this weekly police drama, and personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of the two partners with whom he has worked. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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21 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Policía de Nueva York  »

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(261 episodes)

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Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) and Gordon Clapp (Detective Greg Medavoy) are the only actors to appear in all twelve seasons. See more »


A.D.A. Arnold Rosenthal: As it happens, the courts have upheld that a confession can be obtained by ruse or trick, so long as an innocent man wouldn't be deceived.
Andy: There's a relief.
A.D.A. Arnold Rosenthal: But that doesn't make me any more comfortable with what you've done.
Andy: What's your name again?
A.D.A. Arnold Rosenthal: Arnold Rosenthal.
Andy: Yeah, well, Arnold, why don't you leave me your card, and I'll be in touch the second that your comfort becomes important to me.
A.D.A. Arnold Rosenthal: I don't know what Sylvia sees in you.
Andy: Dickhead.
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23 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree that season 1 was the best. Kelly was one of the strongest characters in television history and the show was in top form that first year. I thought Bobby Simone was pleasant enough but somehow that era was lacking and whoever said Kim Delany was laughable as a New York cop wasn't kidding, she is the worst actress. I actually thought that Sorenson was going to be special at the very beginning but the writing just got too weird especially at the end but I still think Rick Schroder (I don't think there's an "e" in his name) was awesome especially considering what he was given. I can't say I like the newest partner (forget his name, I don't watch regularly anymore) very much because he just not convincing as Andy's partner. Of course the one person who always is worth watching is Dennis Franz. Hell if it was the rest of the cast (well with the exception of a new girl who is hot AND surprisingly believable from what little I've seen), I probably wouldn't tune in at all. The writing certainly stopped going anywhere a long time ago.

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