OK… First things first… I have to admit that I never got on the NYPD Blue bandwagon. I definitely tried, but I just couldn’t quite "get the show" the way other people were… One of my good cozy mystery reading friends absolutely loved the show, so I tried to like it on different occasions. Try as I did, I just didn’t "get it."
So, after I finished the Edgar’s’ Best Television Episode Awards, I was left with some doubts as to my taste in television mystery shows.
In 1996, NYPD Blue beat out Rumpole of the Bailey (YES>>>John Mortimer’s classic Rumpole show!!!), Sherlock Holmes (YES>>> the one with Jeremy Brett!!!), and Prime Suspect (YES>>> Helen Mirren’s glorious detective show!!!)
Previously (1994), NYPD Blue beat the Inspector Morse show. Need I describe that show to anyone? I mean, is there anyone who hasn’t seen the great portrayal of John Thaw as Endeavour Morse!?!
After seeing just how well NYPD Blue did with the prestigious Edgars, I think that there are only two things that I can say:
1) Tell me it ain’t so!
2) I will have to try to watch NYPD Blue again… It must be one heck of a terrific show if it was considered better than all of the above-mentioned great shows!