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TV Detective Shows from the 70s
Top 7 Detective Shows from the 70s
My list of the Top Detective Shows from the 70's include quirky characters like Columbo, undercover cops like Baretta, and displaced cowboys like McCloud. The detective shows were different from what is seen on TV today. Today's shows are more focused on forensic analysis that was not available then. So, you get to watch and enjoy some very thorough and entertaining detective work.
The TV Detective Series are available on DVD and make excellent gift ideas for Dads and Grandpas. Maybe they are a fan of Ellery Queen, the classic "whodunit", or the group of witty detectives from the New York City police station in Greenwich Village, Barney Miller.
Ellery Queen Mysteries
Ellery Queen only lasted one season which was unfortunate. The classic murder mystery was some of the best nonviolent and intelligent. Set in the 1940s, Ellery Queen stars boyishly charming Jim Hutton, one of the screen's most likable leading men, as the famed mystery writer and sleuth who helps his father, Inspector Richard Queen (David Wayne), solve the most baffling of cases.
Kojak - "Who loves ya, baby?"
Telly Savalas won the Best Actor Emmy for his portrayal of Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak, NYPD. Kojak's Greek American heritage was used throughout the series. (Savalas is also a Greek American.) Kojak was known for his lollypop that he began to carry when he quit smoking in real life. "Kojak" is a well written detective show that shows the dark side of the 70's New York City.
"ONE OF THE BEST 70's DETECTIVE SERIES... EVER!!! HELP, I'M ON A KOJAK BINGE!!!, "
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Are you a fan of the classic TV Detective Series? Which show was your favorite?