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Hill Street Blues -found old videos

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ohdobuckup Sat 25-Jul-15 20:55:02

Was rooting through the boxes in the spare room and found old videos, some of Hill Street Blues, plus adverts emotive as they were recorded with a very different set of people in my life, and a long term but long gone relationship, made me cry.
Must have been early eighties I suppose, luckily have old video player to watch them on, but blimey they reduced me to tears, thinking about the times and the people I watched them with, let alone whatever happened to Renko, Joyce and Taurean Blacque (great name groovy guy).

Any other old series that would reduce you to tearful mess as a blast from the past, not so much for the programme but who and where you were when you watched it?

Wishful80sMontage Sat 25-Jul-15 20:57:04

I've re watched queer as folk recently and that took me right back to being an a level student, starting to go to bars/clubs the music especially- weird but nice smile

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sat 25-Jul-15 20:58:26

Them were the days Ohdo. 'Let's be careful out there'.

SwedishEdith Sat 25-Jul-15 21:00:14

More 4 played them all again in sequence a few years ago. Such a great series - wish they'd do it again.

BestIsWest Sat 25-Jul-15 21:04:42

Great series, I loved Mick Belier and Pizza man. An amazing cast. Betty Thomas was great too.

ohdobuckup Sat 25-Jul-15 21:07:50

God yes, the sergeant giving the early morning briefing, remember watching with a special friend with our first ever pizza and bottle of white wine, we followed Joyce and Franks' relationship as ours went through its trials too.. oh dear, all overcome now sad

SwedishEdith Sat 25-Jul-15 21:10:58

Oh no, Esterhaus died in 1983. I think I must have known that as he was replaced but don't remember it being so early. We probably got them a few years later then?

SwedishEdith Sat 25-Jul-15 21:13:34

Joyce Davenport is 71 now. I always wanted to be Joyce Davenport.

BestIsWest Sat 25-Jul-15 21:24:09

Yes, I got together with DH in late 84 and remember watching them with him, and I remember Sgt Esrerhaus dying so we were probably a year or so behind the US.

ohdobuckup Sat 25-Jul-15 21:33:06

just googled images Joyce ..still looks amazing....wish I looked as I did in 84 , apart from the hair of course grin

thenightsky Sat 25-Jul-15 21:44:58

Other old series from that period would be 30-something.

BestIsWest Sat 25-Jul-15 22:12:30

Yes, we often talk about 30 something, it was huge, like Friends, and yet no one remembers it.

SwedishEdith Sat 25-Jul-15 22:14:25

Yes, loved 30 something. Ken Olin was in both. Everyone re-evaluating their lived

mrsdavidbowie Sat 25-Jul-15 22:18:57

Oh Capt Frank Furillo....I had the hots for him

Floralnomad Sat 25-Jul-15 22:19:12

It was a great series with a fantastic theme tune , from a similar era I also loved LA Law , I think it was the same producer .

Pussycatbow Sat 25-Jul-15 22:37:19

Was living in the US when ER and Chicago Hope were launched at the same time. Then ER took over and was huge. Thursday nights were billed as "must see TV" and everyone was glued to watching Dr Doug Ross do his thing.....sigh. Before that, the big medical drama was St Elsewhere, which was also good.

CoolWheelsPan Sat 25-Jul-15 22:51:47

Joyce Davenport had the face you just couldn't take your eyes off.

and the loon of the firearms man.

Doo de dooo. Doo de dooo. Doo de doo, doo, derdl-e doo de doo.

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