Test Pilot: File #56, Over There

Test Pilot #56: Over There Debut date: July 27, 2005 Series legacy: A seemingly forgotten, only barely controversial look at soldiers’ lives in Iraq Welcome back to Test Pilot, friends and foes. We’re rolling through our latest theme on War on Terror television. Hopefully you enjoyed the piece on Sleeper Cell from last time. If … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #56, Over There

Test Pilot: File #40, NYPD Blue

Test Pilot #40: NYPD Blue Debut date: September 21, 1993 Series legacy: Descendant of Hill Street Blues, one of the catalysts for an era of grittier police dramas Hiya, folks! Welcome back to Test Pilot. This is our 40th entry and that’s simply crazy to me. Thanks to everyone who has read or written with … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #40, NYPD Blue

Surveillance Summer Watch: Season Finale — Hill Street Blues, “Jungle Madness” Parts One and Two

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. Here we are folks, at … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Season Finale — Hill Street Blues, “Jungle Madness” Parts One and Two

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Rites of Spring” Parts One and Two

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. Hill Street Blues brings us a … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Rites of Spring” Parts One and Two

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “I Never Promised You a Rose, Marvin” and “Fecund Hand Rose”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. I really wish I had … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “I Never Promised You a Rose, Marvin” and “Fecund Hand Rose”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Film at Eleven” and “Choice Cut”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. This week, I have a … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Film at Eleven” and “Choice Cut”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Can WWIII Be An Attitude?” and “Double Jeopardy”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheerson Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. Much like I did in … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Can WWIII Be An Attitude?” and “Double Jeopardy”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Presidential Fever” and “Politics as Usual”

This is the newest post in 2011′s Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I’ll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series’ first seasons, with Cheerson Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post and for all the SSW pieces, visit this page. "...for all its singularity, Hill … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Presidential Fever” and “Politics as Usual”

Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Hill Street Station”

This is the next post in 2011's Surveillance Summer Watch series featuring Cheers and Hill Street Blues. For the next couple of months, I'll be writing weekly reviews of episodes from each series' first seasons, with Cheers on Tuesdays and Hill Street Blues on Thursdays. For more information, see this post. Just a quick house-keeping … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch: Hill Street Blues, “Hill Street Station”