YMMV: Cagney & Lacey
- Artistic License - Gun Safety: Averted in titles and throughout. EG - titles - one of the VERY FEW times you see the trigger finger properly indexed outside trigger well unless intending to fire - check Mary Beth's hold on her Smith and Wesson Model 10 at about 25 seconds in. One of the very few series until the 2000s that had the characters handle weapons in a truly professional and SAFE manner.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme song (actually the show's second theme song) written by Bill Conti. Dig those saxes!
- Harsher in Hindsight: The episode where Judith Barsi plays an abuse victim, becomes this after her murder at the hands of her abusive father.
- Retroactive Recognition
- Saved by the Fans: A letter-writing campaign resurrected the show from a 1983 cancellation.