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Homicide: Life on the Street

Series Summary
This fast-paced police drama portrays the brutal detective work of a homicide department in Baltimore. Dealing with the numerous murders are Detective John Munch, Lt. Al Giardello and Det. Meldrick Lewis. Early episodes of the show were inspired by the book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" written by David Simon.

Air Dates: 1993 - 2000

Genres: Crime drama

Network: NBC

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The quality of talent in front of the camera matches the high standards behind the scenes. As a cop ensemble, the Homicide squad has the spice, dry wit and ethnic diversity of the "Hill Street Blues" crew, with even more eccentricities and a heightened sense of realism. Like the New York partners in "Law & Order," the Baltimore detectives grind it out with street-tested police procedures. [29 Jan 1993, p.55] show more

  • Even viewers who feel they've been copped and robbered to death by TV will find this highly juiced blend of bright writing and dark motif hard to turn off.[31 Jan 1993, p.D1] show more

  • It has the best tough-guy dialogue around and an acting ensemble that's ferociously effective. Face it: Homicide is a killer. show more

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