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TV show review

My Latest Post is LIVE over at Criminal Element.

It’s all about my love of the 1970’s cop show, S.W.A.T.

Hope you enjoy!

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“There are some shows that change your life when you’re a kid. For some of you out there it might’ve been The Outer Limits. Or maybe it was Night Gallery. Perhaps even The A-Team.

For me?

S.W.A.T. was one of those shows.

In some other posts I’ve done here, I talked previously about a couple television shows that predate S.W.A.T., The Mod Squad, and also Harry O. I talked about how those shows reflected the times in which they were created, and I mentioned how S.W.A.T. was different. Now I’m going to tell you why.


My Latest Post is LIVE Over at the Greatness That is Criminal Element.

Oh, Harry O!

“Oh man, O Man.

I need to come clean on something before I get going. And that is that I was only nine or so when this very incredible, very thoughtful TV show first came on the scene. I was too young to stay up that late. I only vaguely remember the second half of the first season, when the show was moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. Some sort of money thing, as shooting in San Diego quickly became too costly. Harry, played to the hilt by David Janssen, was the penultimate private eye. Harry Orwell had been a cop but was wounded in the line of duty.

However, getting shot in the back didn’t kill him…”

Hope you enjoy. And definitely spend some time over at Criminal Element, THE place for fans of crime fiction.

See ya.

RkL