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The Televerse #114- Homicide: Life on the Street with Dan Heaton

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We’re back to a more manageable week in TV this time on the podcast, thanks to several network shows taking an episode off. First we take a look at the comedies, including a Halloween-themed Key & Peele, then we talk The Amazing Race before moving on to the genre series, ...

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The Televerse #114- Homicide: Life on the Street with Dan Heaton

Homicide: Life on the Streets cast photo

We’re back to a more manageable week in TV this time on the podcast, thanks to several network shows taking an episode off. First we take a look at the comedies, including a Halloween-themed Key & Peele, then we talk The Amazing Race before moving on to the genre series, ...

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Greatest Series Finales: Homicide’s “Forgive Us Our Trespasses” exemplifies the devastating impact of speaking for the dead

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Homicide: Life on the Street was created as a show about “thinking cops” with actors who didn’t fit the typical mold for network TV. They were overweight, balding, and dressed like real cops. The landmark television series was highly influential and set the stage for captivating shows like The Wire and The Shield. By the time it reached its seventh season, Homicide had changed dramatically from its original format. The basic model of investigating murders remained, but the cast was younger and prettier. Even so, original cast members Clark Johnson (Lewis), Kyle Secor (Bayliss), Yaphet Kotto (Giardello), and Richard Belzer (Munch) kept it from feeling too much like a departure. The final season was its most inconsistent and had low points that you wouldn’t expect. The killings were more sensational, and action scenes became more commonplace.

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Homicide: Life on the Streets with Dan Heaton

Homicide: Life on the Streets cast photo

Dan Heaton of PTSnob joins us to discuss the groundbreaking crime series Homicide: Life on the Streets. [powerpress]

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The Groundbreaking Brilliance of Homicide: Life on the Street

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When Homicide: Life on the Street premiered in January 1993 after the Super Bowl, it leaped into a different world than the standard hour-long dramas. There were a few exceptions like Hill Street Blues that provided an inspiration, but Creators Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana were entering uncharted territory. The ...

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