Created by Steven Bochco (?Murder One,? ?NYPD Blue?) and Michael Kozoll, and featuring an ensemble cast including Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Bruce Weitz, Charles Haid, Betty Thomas and James Sikking, each episode ... more »chronicled a day-in-the-life of the cops on the beat, starting with the infamous morning roll call and ending with a recap of the day?s events. The first hard-hitting series of its kind, ?Hill Street Blues? garnered 26 Emmy® Awards ? including four for Outstanding Drama ? won two Golden Globes®, and is credited with inspiring beloved dramas such as ?St. Elsewhere,? ?Law & Order? and ?NYPD Blue.?« less
"Please, please release season 3 and the other seasons of Hill Street Blues. The first two season were excellent and I want more!
Other fans, please click on my review as helpful so the powers that be can see we want more HSB."
Gotta have it..........
William W. Miller | Sparks, NV United States | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Half way through season one discs and season two will be a must have. Great characters Capt. Furillo, Sgt. Esterhaus, LaRue, Washington, Hunter, Goldblume, et al. If you're not familiar with these names buy season one and then join me in ordering number two. Entertaining story lines mixed with part grit, humor and lots of pathos. Quality TV that stands up well about an inner city police precint. One of the best TV series ever, winner of multiple Emmeys and highly recommended."
Feel good TV...well, why not?
C. Boerger | Columbus, OH USA | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hill Street Blues is not a happy show per se. Sure, it is frequently funny, but it is a MASH brand of gallows humor. The show is also tragic, violent, gritty, at times it is even emotionally overwhelming. So why do I call it feel good television? Because watching it makes me feel good. I can't describe it exactly, all I can say is that I have turned into a Hill Street Blues addict. It has reached a point where I can't sit down and watch a single episode, I have to watch two, three, even four. God help me, Hill Street Blues is wrecking my social life! But I'm loving every minute of it.
Needless to say, I consider Stephen Bochco's series to be one of the hallmarks of television. It is a brilliant, groundbreaking, highly ambitious program that isn't without its flaws, but then how many great works of art are truly flawless? Strangely enough, it reminds me of the original Star Trek, ahead of its time but also very much a product of its time. Sure, the acting isn't always the greatest, but every actor embodies his or her character so thoroughly that it is impossible to imagine these roles being played by anybody else. Sure, the show can be overly melodramatic, or didactic, or dated, or cliched, or juvenile, or even corny...again, so what? Watching Hill Street Blues is like watching the whole art form of TV undergoing an incubation process, gradually evolving into adulthood. Besides, each episode is so varied due to the ensemble cast and the multilayered style of storytelling that even if you're groaning one minute, you know that you are going to be laughing or crying or simply sitting back and admiring the incredible artistry of the whole thing the next. There may be bad moments, but no bad episodes. Even the opening credits are brilliant. Most TV shows on DVD, I fast forward through the main theme, but not Hill Street Blues, here the opening is an integral part of the rhythm of the show and losing it feels like missing out on something substantial. Hill Street Blues is endlessly entertaining, a joy to watch...feel good television.
I am eagerly looking forward to season three, and also dreading it because I know that I will once again be a slave to my house, to my television set. And loving every minute of it."
A suggestion to Fox. RELEASE SEASON 3 NOW!!!!
Alderman Fatpimple | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The only reason I can see for Fox to drag their feet in releasing Season 3 is that Season 1 sold great and Season 2's sales fell way below the studio's expectations based on Season 1's sales. Having said this, if this is the case, I would hope that Fox would consider continuing to release seasons of this show and just manufacture far fewer units so that at least the true blue fans of the show can get it in it's entirety. I know Fox did this with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, so they can do it with Hill Street Blues as well."
A Classic Deserving to Be Seen Again
John Capute | Atlanta, GA USA | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watching the first season on DVD, I was surprised at how well this great show has withstood the test of time, Belker's epithets withstanding ("Hairball", "Dogbreath", and all the variations of the two the writers could come up with). The secret to Hill Street Blues' greatness? It's the writing! (Okay, and the acting by a hugely talented ensemble of then-unknown actor..and the photography, shot with a film-like eye for detail...and Mike Post's music...okay, it's everything) But the writing is outstanding, even dealing with the restrictions the network censors put in their way (thus, "hairball" and "dogbreath"). If you have seen the first season, who could forget the moment at the end of the last episode of LaRue, finally confronting his alcoholism, attending an AA meeting, and finding Furillo there. What series in 1981 would have had its stalwart, heroic lead be a recovering alcoholic in AA? Today, of course, but then? Of course not. So I'm looking foward to season two, assured that great writing and acting will still entertain, shock, and move me, even after twenty three years."