History Series / HomicideLifeOnTheStreet

20th Mar '18 4:25:56 AM jormis29
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* AndStarring: Ned Beatty as Bolander.

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* AndStarring: Ned Beatty Creator/NedBeatty as Bolander.
7th Feb '18 10:27:33 PM jormis29
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: As of 2015, Munch has appeared in no less than 11 TV series. They are: ''Homicide: Life on the Street'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', ''Series/TheWire'' and, no, this isn't made up, ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'', ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Jimmy Kimmel Live''.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: As of 2015, Munch has appeared in no less than 11 TV series. They are: ''Homicide: Life on the Street'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', ''Series/TheWire'' and, no, this isn't made up, ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'', ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Jimmy Kimmel Live''.''Series/JimmyKimmelLive''.
26th Jan '18 1:15:11 PM whateveryousay21
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* ImprobableAge: Barnfather oversees the Homicide unit despite being younger than Gee. Actor Clayton [=LeBouef=] was 38 during the first season but could have passed for ten years younger. It gets even more ridiculous when he gets promoted to Colonel, making him Gee's boss's boss, all while looking younger than most of the detectives.

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** Meg Russert, when demoted TWICE by an angry Barnfather for not kissing his butt, simply pouts a bit and doesn't fight it, instead of going to her famous reporter brother(Tim Russert had a cameo prior as himself, establishing this) and making massive media headlines over how corrupt the BPD was.
* ImprobableAge: Barnfather oversees the Homicide unit despite being younger than Gee. Actor Clayton [=LeBouef=] was 38 during the first season but could have passed for ten years younger. It gets even more ridiculous when he gets promoted to Colonel, making him Gee's boss's boss, all while looking younger than most of the detectives. No doubt intentional as he only had his job period as a public relations stunt, more so than any actual qualifications.
14th Jan '18 3:35:10 PM DrSlide
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The character of Det JustForFun/JohnMunch proved so popular that the character - always played by actor Richard Belzer - went on to make guest appearances in every ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series (including a French spin-off), ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/TheWire'' and even ''Series/SesameStreet''. He was a regular character on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' from its premiere until his retirement early in the 15th season, and has made occasional appearances since.

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The character of Det Detective JustForFun/JohnMunch proved so popular that the character - always played by actor Richard Belzer - went on to make guest appearances in every two ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series (including a French spin-off), ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/TheWire'' and even ''Series/SesameStreet''. He was Following the end of ''Homicide'', Munch appeared as a regular character on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' from its premiere until his retirement early in the 15th season, and has made occasional appearances since.
14th Jan '18 10:22:55 AM DrSlide
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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: As stated in the original book and restated by Meldrick early on in the series 'Murderers lie because they've got to, witnesses lie because they think they've got to and everyone else lies for the sheer joy of it'

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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: As stated Early in the original book and restated by Meldrick early on in series, Lewis paraphrases one of the series 'Murderers 10 "Homicide Lexicon" rules that Simon laid out in his book: "Murderers lie because 'cause they've got to, witnesses lie because 'cause they think they've got to to, and everyone else lies for the sheer joy of it' it."
14th Jan '18 10:18:02 AM DrSlide
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The character of Det JustForFun/JohnMunch proved so popular that the character - always played by actor Richard Belzer - went on to make guest appearances in every ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series (including a French spin-off), ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/TheWire'' and even ''Series/SesameStreet''. He is currently a regular character in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.

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The character of Det JustForFun/JohnMunch proved so popular that the character - always played by actor Richard Belzer - went on to make guest appearances in every ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series (including a French spin-off), ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''The Beat'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''Series/TheWire'' and even ''Series/SesameStreet''. He is currently was a regular character on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' from its premiere until his retirement early in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
the 15th season, and has made occasional appearances since.
5th Jan '18 2:11:14 PM Troper9
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* CrossOver: With ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and ''Series/StElsewhere'' (see also the [[http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html Tommy Westphall crossover chart]] for some FridgeBrilliance examining the resulting JustForFun/JohnMunch IntercontinuityCrossover.)

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* CrossOver: With ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and ''Series/StElsewhere'' (see also the [[http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html Tommy Westphall crossover chart]] for some FridgeBrilliance examining the resulting JustForFun/JohnMunch IntercontinuityCrossover.)''Series/StElsewhere''



** Alfre Woodard shows up as her ''Series/StElsewhere'' character, Dr. Roxanne Turner, and in the movie, though his name isn't spoken aloud, Ed Begley, Jr. appears as Dr. Victor Ehrlich. Considering ''St. Elswhere'' was [[spoiler: AllJustADream]], what does that say about ''Homicide'', or [[https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/the-master-list/ any of these shows]]?
23rd Jul '17 6:29:49 PM Scoutstr295
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Before ''Series/TheWire'' - hell, even before ''Series/NYPDBlue'' - there was ''Homicide''. Based on the factual book ''Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets'' by ''Baltimore Sun'' journalist Creator/DavidSimon, the series charted the lives of a team of homicide detectives in Baltimore, Maryland, both on and off the clock. The show actually hung under the threat of cancellation after the first, but two Emmy nominations and the popularity of fellow soapy police show ''Series/NYPDBlue'' got it renewed for a second season of just four episodes, making it the shortest season ever commissioned by a US network.

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Before ''Series/TheWire'' - hell, even before ''Series/NYPDBlue'' - there was ''Homicide''. Based on the factual book ''Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets'' by ''Baltimore Sun'' journalist Creator/DavidSimon, the series charted the lives of a team of homicide detectives in Baltimore, Maryland, UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}, both on and off the clock. The show actually hung under the threat of cancellation after the first, but two Emmy nominations and the popularity of fellow soapy police show ''Series/NYPDBlue'' got it renewed for a second season of just four episodes, making it the shortest season ever commissioned by a US network.
9th Jul '17 12:59:12 PM habby
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** Pretty much ANY crossover with Law & Order saw shades of this- detectives, bosses and the DAs all whining over jurisdiction and who gets the credit rather than in actually worrying over bringing a killer to justice, even to the detriment of the case itself. Ed Danvers and Jack [=McCoy=] had to almost be forced to work together at times. The only one who ever shows any sense is Falsone, who admits he doesn't give a damn who catches the guy so long as he's convicted.

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** Pretty much ANY crossover with The Law & Order saw shades of this- detectives, bosses and the DAs all whining crossovers tend, probably due to RuleOfDrama, to prioritize JurisdictionFriction over jurisdiction and who gets the credit rather than in actually worrying over bringing a killer to justice, even to the detriment of the case itself. solving cases Ed Danvers and Jack [=McCoy=] had to almost be forced to work together at times. The only one who ever shows any sense is Falsone, who admits he doesn't give a damn who catches the guy so long as he's convicted.times.
9th Jul '17 12:57:33 PM habby
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* HustlingtheMark: In "All Through the House," Bayliss tries to rope in the detectives for a "friendly" game of hearts. Pembleton calls him out on hustling, while Giardello opts to instead take him to school.



** The first episode of season six features a murder committed by a member of a reputable black family. They give the idiot ball to Pembleton, who refuses to even consider that a member of this family would perpetrate this crime because they were black, friends of Gee, and did a lot of good for the city, even though their only other lead was such a long shot and Pembleton is, unlike Bayliss, usually free of such hang-ups. The reason they gave Pembleton the idiot ball was so [[CreatorsPet Ballard could look good]]. Understandably this probably pissed off a lot of fans who hated Ballard, and there were quite a few.
*** Creator/AndreBraugher, who played Pembleton, was also probably very irked about it as well, as after the season ended, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he wound up leaving the show]]. To be fair, the network had already scuttled the Pembleton stroke arc (which Braugher liked because he wanted to depict a Pembleton who had to face more challenge and difficulty in his work) and now he had to contend with being side-lined in favour of the network insisted super-model cop.
** The Sniper episodes: The detectives couldn't figure out that "EROMITLAB" is "BALTIMORE" backwards?
** The story arc where Bolander, Felton and Howard get shot. The Homicide squad spend two episodes hunting down the pedophile the detectives were supposed to serve the warrant on, despite the fact that everybody they talked to said he wasn't violent (and therefore couldn't have shot the detectives), and despite the fact that they went to the wrong door in the first place. Finally, in the third part, they have the sense to hunt the man whose door they knocked on.
** The ONLY reason Bayliss had to [[spoiler: kill Ryland in the finale]] was because Ed Danvers was written as a total moron who repeatedly put off prosecuting the case and then failed to show up at the final scheduled hearing, eventually seeing the criminal set free because he'd been held too long without charges being formally brought before the court. Needless to say, [[spoiler: he deserved to get socked in the jaw by Bayliss.]]

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** The Sniper episodes: Eight detectives really couldn't figure out that "EROMITLAB" is "BALTIMORE" backwards?
** The first episode episodes of season six features feature a murder committed by a member of a reputable prominent black family. They give the idiot ball to Pembleton, who refuses to even consider that a member of this family would perpetrate this crime because as they were black, friends of Gee, and did a lot of good for the city, even though their only other lead was such a long shot and Pembleton is, unlike Bayliss, usually free of such hang-ups. shot. The reason they gave Pembleton the idiot ball was so [[CreatorsPet Ballard could look good]]. Understandably this probably pissed good]]. This didn't get her off a lot of fans who hated Ballard, and there were quite a few.
*** Creator/AndreBraugher, who played Pembleton, was also probably very irked about it as well, as after
on the season ended, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he wound up leaving the show]]. To be fair, the network had already scuttled the Pembleton stroke arc (which Braugher liked because he wanted to depict a Pembleton who had to face more challenge and difficulty in his work) and now he had to contend right foot with being side-lined in favour of the network insisted super-model cop.
** The Sniper episodes: The detectives couldn't figure out that "EROMITLAB" is "BALTIMORE" backwards?
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** The story arc where Bolander, Felton and Howard get shot. The Homicide squad spend two episodes hunting down the pedophile the detectives were supposed to serve the warrant on, despite the fact that everybody they talked to said he wasn't violent (and therefore couldn't have shot probably didn't shoot the detectives), and despite the fact that they went to the wrong door in the first place. Finally, in the third part, they have the sense to hunt the man whose door they knocked on.
** The ONLY reason Bayliss had ** Ed Danvers office picked it up in a series of errors involving Ryland, including not showing up for a hearing, allowing him to go free on a procedural matter. Then passed to Bayliss, who proceeded to punch Danvers in the jaw and eventually [[spoiler: kill Ryland in the finale]] was because Ed Danvers was written as a total moron who repeatedly put off prosecuting the case and then failed to show up at the final scheduled hearing, eventually seeing the criminal set free because he'd been held too long without charges being formally brought before the court. Needless to say, [[spoiler: he deserved to get socked in the jaw by Bayliss.]] finale]].



** From early in the first season onward, the impression is given that the only reason Barnfather has his job and rank is because of his skin color as little more than a public relations stunt, because he often shows he is not a capable police officer, is questionable to have ever worked in the field and totally botches the Adena Watson case almost right away. He will often order things done that go against any sort of common sense merely to try and play politics and pander to both the media and his superiors.
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