History YMMV / HomicideLifeOnTheStreet

11th May '17 5:22:18 PM glickmam
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** Creator/RichardBelzer as John Munch.
** Creator/AndreBraugher as Frank Pembleton.
** Creator/YaphetKotto as Al Giardello.
** Creator/JonPolito as Steve Crosetti.
** Melissa Leo (Kay Howard) is also best known for playing Linda Warner on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Emma Shannon on ''Series/TheYoungRiders'', and Toni Bernette in ''Series/{{Treme}}''.
** Reed Diamond (Mike Kellerman) is also best known for playing Damien Karp on ''Series/FranklinAndBash''.
** Michelle Forbes (Julianna Cox) is also best known for playing Dr. Sonni Carrera-Lewis on ''Series/GuidingLight'', Kate Weston on ''Series/InTreatment'', Maryann Forrester on ''Series/TrueBlood'', Mitch Larsen on ''Series/TheKilling'', and Valerie Edwards on ''Series/BerlinStation''.
** Jon Seda (Paul Falsone) is also best known for playing Nelson Hidalgo on ''Series/{{Treme}}'' and Antonio Dawson on ''Series/ChicagoPD'' and ''Series/ChicagoJustice''.
** Callie Thorne (Laura Ballard) is also best known for playing Sheila Keefe on ''Series/RescueMe'' and Dani Santino on ''Series/NecessaryRoughness''.
** Michael Michele (Rene Sheppard) is also best known for playing Nikki Sheridan on ''Series/CentralParkWest'' and Cleo Finch on ''Series/{{ER}}''.
** Giancarlo Esposito (Mike Giardello) is also best known for playing Tom Divack on ''Series/TheStreet'', Gustavo "Gus" Fring on ''Series/BreakingBad'', and Tom Neville on ''Series/{{Revolution}}''.
** Zeljko Ivanek had a recurring role as ASA Ed Danvers. Ivanek is best known for playing Raymond "Ray" Fiske on ''Series/{{Damages}}'', Blake Sterling on ''Series/TheEvent'', and Russell Jackson on ''Series/MadamSecretary''.
** Lee Tergesen also had a recurring role as Officer Chris Thormann. Tergesen is best known for playing Tobias Beecher on ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
** Christopher Meloni also had a recurring role as bounty hunter Dennis Knoll. Meloni is best known for playing Elliot Stabler on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.
** Mekhi Phifer also had a recurring role as Junior Bunk. Phifer is best known for playing Dr. Greg Pratt on ''Series/{{ER}}'' and Ben Reynolds on ''Series/LieToMe''.
** Austin Pendleton also had a recurring role as Dr. George Griscom, ME. Pendleton is best known for playing Motel Kamzoil in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''.
18th Dec '16 5:34:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorsPet: Falsone, who solved all of his cases (including one cold case), made up with his wife, and simultaneously successfully investigated every single aspect of Kellerman's Mahoney shooting without attracting any criticism outside of Kellerman. He was brought closer to Earth in Season 7.

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* CreatorsPet: CreatorsPet:
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Falsone, who solved all of his cases (including one cold case), made up with his wife, and simultaneously successfully investigated every single aspect of Kellerman's Mahoney shooting without attracting any criticism outside of Kellerman. He was brought closer to Earth in Season 7.



* ReplacementScrappy: Ballard, Sheppard, the younger Giardello, Falsone. Any character introduced after S5.

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* ReplacementScrappy: ReplacementScrappy:
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Ballard, Sheppard, the younger Giardello, Falsone. Any character introduced after S5.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Jeffrey Donovan of ''Series/BurnNotice'' appears as a redneck spree killer. [[spoiler:And his mild-mannered twin brother!]]
* TheScrappy: Falsone was so loathed by some fans that one of the first television hatedom websites was created in his honour.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Jeffrey Donovan RetroactiveRecognition:
** Matt Reeves directed an episode. Reeves is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer
of ''Series/BurnNotice'' appears as a redneck spree killer. [[spoiler:And ''Series/{{Felicity}}''.
** Creator/SteveBuscemi also directed an episode.
** Creator/KathyBates also directed an episode.
** In addition to
his mild-mannered twin brother!]]
work on ''Homicide: Life on the Street'', Paul Attanasio is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Bull}}''.
** In addition to writing the book this series was based on and serving as producer, David Simon is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheWire'' and co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Treme}}''.
** Tom Fontana wrote 67 episodes and served as executive producer. Fontana is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgia}}'' and as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Copper}}''.
** Henry Bromell wrote 25 episodes and served as consulting producer, co-executive producer, and executive producer. Bromell is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/FallingWater''.
** Eric Overmyer wrote 11 episodes and served as consulting producer, producer, and supervising producer. Overmyer is best known as developer and executive producer of ''Series/{{Bosch}}'' and for co-creating ''Treme''.
** Kevin Arkadie wrote an episode. Arkadie is best known as co-creator and producer of ''Series/NewYorkUndercover''.
* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Falsone was so loathed by some fans that one of the first television hatedom websites was created in his honour.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] or another, didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.
** Ned Beatty's leaving meant they couldn't do more with his adjusting to being back at work after being shot. The best they could do was imply that it changed him, as Bolander would never have previously done what he did to get himself suspended.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] or another, didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.
** Ned Beatty's Creator/NedBeatty's leaving meant they couldn't do more with his adjusting to being back at work after being shot. The best they could do was imply that it changed him, as Bolander would never have previously done what he did to get himself suspended.
17th Aug '16 7:19:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another]], didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another]], another, didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.
30th Oct '15 5:10:42 PM Erin582
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee [[DodgyToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.
30th Oct '15 5:08:12 PM Erin582
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make made [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?


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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.
25th Aug '15 9:54:07 AM Erin582
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* NightmareFuel: The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.
** Pembleton in the season four finale "Work Related". Aside from showcasing how excellent an actor Andre Braugher is, it is just so damn haunting, from the very realistic moment of his stroke happening to at the end of the episode, where we see the poor guy desperately screaming and pleading for help...''while trapped inside of a coffin.'' This is made even scarier over the fact that, at the time, fans didn't know if he survived his ordeal.

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* NightmareFuel: The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) (portrayed by Creator/VincentDOnofrio) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.
** Pembleton in the season four finale "Work Related". Aside from showcasing how excellent an actor Andre Braugher Creator/AndreBraugher is, it is just so damn it's very haunting, from the very realistic moment of his stroke happening to at the end of the episode, where we see the poor guy desperately screaming and pleading for help...''while trapped inside of a coffin.'' This is made even scarier over the fact that, at the time, fans didn't know if he survived his ordeal. Even InUniverse, the suspect whom Frank was interviewing at the time of his stroke was positively '''freaked out''' by what he was witnessing (especially when Frank ''fell on him'') and even later on was genuinely concerned about his condition.
25th Aug '15 4:24:55 AM heretoeditisall
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The afterlife scene at the end of the movie. It's meant to offer a bit of closure and to bring back the two deceased characters for a cameo that they otherwise could not do, but it comes off as a bit weird given the series has mostly stayed grounded in reality until now.
6th Aug '15 5:23:44 PM LongLiveHumour
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* HarsherInHindsight: In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.office.
** "Black and Blue", where a black man is (probably) shot by a cop, is not a comfortable episode. But Giardello's insistence that cops stick together and get the benefit of the doubt becomes especially disturbing in the light of Ferguson and the other police killings of late 2014.
14th Jul '15 6:11:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited {{jerkass}} who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]

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* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''.''Film/ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited {{jerkass}} who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]
30th Apr '15 9:22:25 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?
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