History YMMV / NYPDBlue

13th Feb '17 10:48:44 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** When the series premiered it broke new ground in the cop drama genre, was critically acclaimed for its acting and was hugely controversial for its swearing and nudity. Now it's barely even remembered as just another cop procedural. Interest waned so much that after the fourth season's DVD release in 2006 no further seasons were released for a long time. Currently (2014) the whole series is available on DVD, however.

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** When the series premiered it broke new ground in the cop drama genre, was critically acclaimed for its acting and was hugely controversial for its swearing and nudity. Now it's barely even remembered as just another cop procedural. Interest waned so much that after the fourth season's DVD release in 2006 no further seasons were released for a long time. Currently (2014) (2017) the whole series is available on DVD, however.
23rd Dec '16 9:10:58 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** While there is a VocalMinority that thinks the show was never as good as it was in the first season with David Caruso as the star, it's usually agreed that the show lost its luster somewhere between the departure of Jimmy Smitts in season 6 and season 8, by the end of which the entire original cast (as well as the popular Kim Delaney) save Denis Franz had left the show and Sipowicz had entered into a ludicrous UglyGuyHotWife relationship with Connie (Charlotte Ross). There's some other opinions floating around but there's very few fans that think all 12 seasons of the show are worth seeking out and watching.
** Regardless of what you think of the quality of the later seasons, the show did lose some very colourful characters (and good actors), and its tone did change a lot, going from edgy and avant-garde to being one CrimeTimeSoap among many. [[FollowTheLeader How much of this is actually the show's own fault with respect to the latter point is debatable.]]

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** While there is a VocalMinority that thinks the show was never as good as it was in the first season with David Caruso as the star, it's usually agreed that the show lost its luster somewhere between the departure of Jimmy Smitts Smits in season 6 and season 8, by the end of which the entire original cast (as well as the popular Kim Delaney) save Denis Dennis Franz had left the show and Sipowicz had entered into a ludicrous UglyGuyHotWife relationship with Connie (Charlotte Ross). There's some other opinions floating around but there's very few fans that think all 12 seasons of the show are worth seeking out and watching.
** Regardless of what you think of the quality of the later seasons, the show did lose some very colourful colorful characters (and good actors), and its tone did change a lot, going from edgy and avant-garde to being one CrimeTimeSoap among many. [[FollowTheLeader How much of this is actually the show's own fault with respect to the latter point is debatable.]]



** The last few seasons (10 and later) also seem increasingly disconnected, with the writers throwing random problems at the characters, and then resolving them in one or two episodes, without this leading to furhter character or plot development.

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** The last few seasons (10 and later) also seem increasingly disconnected, with the writers throwing random problems at the characters, and then resolving them in one or two episodes, without this leading to furhter further character or plot development.
3rd Aug '16 8:56:13 PM haloinsider
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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[{{Series/Friends}} Ross Gellar]] appeared in the first few episodes as John and Laura Kelly's divorce lawyer.

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[[{{Series/Friends}} Ross Gellar]] appeared in the first few episodes as John and Laura Kelly's divorce lawyer.
3rd Aug '16 8:55:49 PM haloinsider
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** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was a [[ShakespearianActors pompous theater actor]].

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** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] Anthony Stewart Head]] was a [[ShakespearianActors pompous theater actor]].actor]].
** [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Michael Harney]] played Mike Roberts throughout the first five seasons.
31st Jul '16 9:23:35 PM haloinsider
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** While there is a VocalMinority that thinks the show was never as good as it was in the first season with David Caruso as the star its usually agreed that the show lost its luster somewhere between the departure of Jimmy Smitts in season 6 and the season 8, by the end of which the entire original cast (as well as the popular Kim Delaney) save Denis Franz had left the show and Sipowicz had entered into a ludicrous UglyGuyHotWife relationship with Connie (Charlotte Ross). There's some other opinions floating around but there's very few fans that think all 12 seasons of the show are worth seeking out and watching.

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** While there is a VocalMinority that thinks the show was never as good as it was in the first season with David Caruso as the star its star, it's usually agreed that the show lost its luster somewhere between the departure of Jimmy Smitts in season 6 and the season 8, by the end of which the entire original cast (as well as the popular Kim Delaney) save Denis Franz had left the show and Sipowicz had entered into a ludicrous UglyGuyHotWife relationship with Connie (Charlotte Ross). There's some other opinions floating around but there's very few fans that think all 12 seasons of the show are worth seeking out and watching.
19th May '16 5:27:37 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** The show's disappearance from American cable and broadcast syndication didn't help matters. Still, David Milch's continued attempts at high concept HBO dramas could help renew interest, especially now that the whole series (including the last 4 seasons in HD) is on Amazon Prime Instant Streaming. It's one of their few notable titles not available on competitor Netflix Watch Instantly.

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** The show's disappearance from American cable and broadcast syndication didn't help matters. Still, David Milch's continued attempts at high concept HBO dramas could help renew interest, especially now that the whole series (including the last 4 seasons in HD) is on Amazon Prime Instant Streaming.Streaming and can be seen regularly on DirecTV's Audience Network. It's one of their few notable titles not available on competitor Netflix Watch Instantly.
11th Apr '16 3:06:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In a case of HeyItsThatVoice, you see [[{{Series/TheBigBangTheory}} Howard's mother]] in a season one guest role.

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** In a case of HeyItsThatVoice, you You see [[{{Series/TheBigBangTheory}} Howard's mother]] in a season one guest role.
3rd Mar '16 5:32:40 AM creader
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* TearJerker: Simone's [[ADeathInTheLimelight Death Episode]] (though Andy Jr. and Sylvia's deaths hit hard as well)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The fact that cars and fashions in the first six seasons are typical for TheNineties is not unexpected. However, the show also documents [[TechnologyMarchesOn the cellphone revolution]]: In the first seasons, the detectives don't have cellphones but have to look for payphones if they are not carrying a walkie-talkie. The squad later gets ''one'' cellphone that has to be checked out if a detective needs it, and towards the end of the series everybody has their own personal cellphone.

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* TearJerker: Simone's [[ADeathInTheLimelight Death Episode]] (though Andy Jr. and Sylvia's deaths hit hard as well)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The fact that cars and fashions in the first six seasons are typical for TheNineties is not unexpected. However, the show also documents [[TechnologyMarchesOn the cellphone revolution]]: In the first seasons, the detectives don't have cellphones but have to look for payphones if they are not carrying a walkie-talkie. The squad later gets ''one'' cellphone that has to be checked out if a detective needs it, and towards the end of the series everybody has their own personal cellphone.
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3rd Feb '16 5:58:27 AM Temmere
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** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was a [[ShakespearianActors pompous theater actor]].
31st Jan '16 5:42:06 AM Temmere
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** Lt. Fancy's younger brother was Film/BlackDynamite.
** Donna's sister was [[Series/WillAndGrace Grace]].
** [[Series/{{Castle}} Captain Montgomery]] used to be a homeless guy named Otis.
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