Murder in the First (2014–2016)
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English and Mulligan investigate the murder of a junkie, who turns out to be the biological father of a Silicon Valley magnate.

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Terry English
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Louise Mulligan
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Betty Harbach
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Cindy Strauss
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In San Francisco, police Inspectors Hildy Mulligan and Terry English investigate the murder of 50 year-old Kevin Neyers who is found in the cheap hotel where he lived, shot in the head. Two young boys say they saw a junkie there with a bird tattoo on his neck. The police also find a threatening email addressed to high tech entrepreneur Erich Blunt, CEO of Applsn, demanding $50,000 or Neyers will "go public". Blunt denies ever having seen the email or knowing Neyers. The police however contact the parents of Neyers' old girlfriend, who died of a drug overdose some 22 years ago, and learn there is definitely a connection between Neyers and Blunt. Meanwhile, Blunt is dealing with a major lawsuit that accuses him of stealing someone's computer code. Both Hildy and Terry have complicated lives. Hildy is a divorced mom raising her daughter Louise. Terry's wife Emily has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and he is having trouble letting her go. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Jeremy Leonard: Do you really wanna mess you trial, Erich? I mean, you claim to be this big tech genius, this modern Edison. Well, what if the world learn that you're just a fraud?
Erich Blunt: You get nothing, you ungrateful prick. You are nothing. And when I'm done with you and all these loyal fees, you'll have nothing, which is exactly what you deserve.
[Erich stands]
Erich Blunt: A-and credit? Credit? On my masthead? Oh Jeremy... I'm going to take you to the court and I'm going to kill you. Yeah. And when you're dead and buried, ...
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Great beginnings
10 June 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I always loved Hill Street Blues and knowing Bochco in commands of this one, I was curious and after seeing it, not disappointed.

No murder case solved (and then some) after 40 minutes, taking time developing the characters, putting in place the delicate interactions...

Many interesting second-line roles there waiting to hatch.

Hope to see many many more episodes of this one. It could easily become with Justified and Longmire one of my favorites (True Detective is very good but it contains a little too much "implied fantasy" for a crime TV show).

Just loved it.

(9 out of 10 without hesitation)


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