NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

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 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Det. Greg Medavoy (252 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Lt. Arthur Fancy (160 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
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 Det. Diane Russell (132 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Det. James Martinez (129 episodes, 1993-2000)
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 Det. Baldwin Jones (121 episodes, 2000-2005)
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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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Ride along with the boys in blue.


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The man we see playing the violin just before the closing credits of this show (and most other Steven Bochco productions) is Bochco's father. They computer animated a portrait of him to make it appear he's playing the violin. See more »

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Det. Baldwin Jones: [Sipowicz shows up at a crime scene] Hey, Andy, what are you doing here? I thought when Bale's shooting was solved, you were going back to uniform.
Det. Rita Ortiz: [looks at Sipowicz and smiles] Go ahead, tell them.
Andy: They gave me the squad. Chief of D's told me last night at Medavoy's racket.
Det. John Clark, Jr.: Really? Why didn't you tell anybody?
Andy: I didn't want to distract from Medavoy's night. Anyway, it went out this morning.
Det. John Clark, Jr.: Well, I don't know that I can work for you.
Det. Laura Murphy: [smiling] I don't know if any of us can.
Andy: [...]
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I Love It!
30 July 2003 | by (north carolina) – See all my reviews

I had never seen NYPD Blue until the ninth season. Then I went back and watched all the reruns, starting from the first season. I have been hooked ever since. I taped all the the episodes and watched them every evening. Now I'm going back through the first season! As the stories unfolded, I found myself getting caught up in the stories and the lives of the characters. At the end of a hard day's work, I can always count on Andy Sipowicz to say something to make me laugh. What a great character! He runs the gamut of emotions and I find myself going there with him.I alternate between loving the guy and hating him! As an African-American, I sometimes rankle at his racist remarks. But I sometimes find myself agreeing with him when he makes remarks about other minorities, which has made me realize that I must be a racist too. I admire Andy because he is honest enough to voice his opinions and own up to his shortcomings. I have enjoyed each of Andy's partners. I feel that each one has brought something different to the show. But Jimmy Smits was my favorite and I was devastated when his character dies. But my favorite characters on the show are Greg Medavoy and John Irving, both underrated and underused on the show. One of my favorite episodes is "Israel", where a homeless deaf mute man was accused of killing a little boy. Andy was trying to find clues to the killing in the deaf man's Bible, but became so frustrated that he threw the Bible across the room. Later while trying to comfort the boy's mother, Andy picked the Bible up from the floor and started to read aloud from it. As he read over the hustle and bustle of the squadroom, a peace started to fall over all under the sound of his voice, himself included. It was a great moment,from a great scene from a great show.


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