25 Things You Never Knew About ‘Hill Street Blues,’ One of TV’s Most Influential Dramas

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25 Things You Never Knew About ‘Hill Street Blues,’ One of TV’s Most Influential Dramas

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HILL STREET BLUES — Season 5 — Pictured: (front row l-r) Ren? Enr?quez as Lt. Ray Calletano, James Sikking as …

More than two dozen Emmys, an iconic theme song, a writing staff that would go on to create many other TV hits, and innovative storytelling techniques — a large cast, overlapping dialogue, a focus on the characters’ personal and work lives, an un-saccharine portrayal of those flawed characters — are among “Hill Street Blues'” TV-land legacies.

The 1981-87 NBC cop drama (which just got the Complete Series DVD treatment) not only helped turn around a last-place network, but it’s no hyperbole to say the show changed television, for the better, in a way that current Golden Age of Television viewers continue to benefit from…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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