Tuesday, 18 May 2010

TVs Hidden Gems #10 Barney Miller

Captain Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix. Barney Miller was another of those shows tucked away in the am slot on late night TV. Sharing the Feel of other comedy of it's time this show was beautifully played by the core of character actors and deserves a place amongst it's contemporaries like Taxi and Cheers.

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having said that;