Due South (1994–1999)

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The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

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 Constable Benton Fraser / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1999)
Beau Starr ...
 Lt. Harding Welsh / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Jack Huey / ... (66 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Ray Vecchio / ... (44 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Elaine Besbriss (43 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Fraser Sr. (40 episodes, 1994-1999)
Camilla Scott ...
 Margaret Thatcher / ... (38 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Francesca Vecchio / ... (35 episodes, 1994-1999)
Daniel Kash ...
 Louis Gardino / ... (31 episodes, 1994-1996)
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The third and fourth seasons of "Due South" pick up shortly after the first two left off. Fraser returns to Chicago, to find a blond has assumed Ray Vecchio's identity, and everyone just seems to accept it but him. Fraser and his new partner (real name Stanley Raymond Kowalski) soon find level ground to agree on, and work together to solve crimes on the mean streets of Chicago. Written by Kaolin

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Moving from CBS for its first two years of production (Due South (1994)) to first-run syndication, the new production company wanted to have the premise inserted into the opening titles so that first-time viewers wouldn't be confused as to what a Canadian Mountie was doing in Chicago. Not wanting to alter the opening titles, Paul Gross opted to simply state the premise in each episode with the line, "I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father, and for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture I've remained, attached as liaison with the Canadian Consulate." This became a running gag throughout the third season, as the writers found various ways to insert the line in different ways into almost each script, whether it was spoken by Fraser or other supporting characters. See more »

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Fraser's left hand is stepped on in "Easy Money" yet Quinn tends to the right hand. See more »

Quotes

Ray Vecchio: [to Diefenbaker] What is the most unglamorous, unromantic place you could possibly take a woman?
[a garbage truck drives past and Diefenbaker gives chase]
Ray Vecchio: Oh, come on! A garbage truck? Not even Fraser's that... Hold on Benny!
[Ray runs after the truck]
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) See more »

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Ride Forever
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One of the greatest Television series' I have ever seen
31 January 2002 | by (Raleigh, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The appeal of this show is very difficult to put into a few paragraphs. Its an extended modernizing of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only the Prince in this case is a Canadian Mountie, sent to Chicago to pursue his fathers killers, haunted by his father's ghost. It's more light hearted than it sounds, Benton Fraser(the Mountie) begins to get more acquainted with his father in death than he ever had been in life, courtesy of journals and interacting with Fraser Senior's ghost. The characters are both exaggerated but ultimately very believeable and Benton Fraser is by far one of the most intriguing fictional characters I have seen on television. The first season especially really does ask probing questions and deal with issues, notably the last 3 episodes featuring Fraser's warped love affair with a woman he had to imprison!

Many episodes are modernized derivatives from notable literature, one case is an episode entitled "Gift of the Wheelman", a reference to "Gift of the Magi" featuring the wheelman in a bankrobbery throwing his life away in exchange for the loot to give his son (played by Ryan Phillipe in his first major appearance) whom only wants his father's company and compassion. If you have the means you should really check into this show, if you are an avid reader it's incredible. Next to the Simpsons this is my favorite television series to date.


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