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Street Time is a drama that follows Kevin Hunter (Rob Morrow), a recent parolee. He's trying to get his life back on track, but his former associates are after him. His parole officer, James Liberti, (Scott Cohen) tries to keep him in line while dealing with his own problems.

A Short-Runner that ran from 2002-2003 on Showtime and ran for two seasons.

This show provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Name: Gusano Guzman.
  • Bigot with a Badge: Due to the events of the The War on Terror, James is prejudiced against people of Arab descent. At one point he comes down hard on an Arab parolee he believes to be a terrorist (he isn't).
  • Dysfunctional Family:
    • Kevin is trying to smooth things out with his wife. Kevin also had to cover for his brother dealing with drugs and he got sent to prison as a result.
    • James has to deal with his son, who is shown to be having behavioral issues, and even gets kicked out of school.
  • Foil: Kevin and James are this for each other. They're struggling to support their families white maintaining their morals. But while Kevin is a convicted drug smuggler he's not an addict, in contrast to James, who's a parole officer with a gambling addiction.
  • The Gambling Addict: James is revealed to struggle with an addiction to gambling, often burning through money. It gets bad enough that his wife eventually leaves him due to it.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine:
  • Modesty Bed Sheet: "Even" has Peter and Pia Talking in Bed post-sex, each with their bedsheet strategically placed to cover their nudity.
  • One-Word Title:
    • Respect.
    • Betrayal.
    • Even.
    • Lockdown.
    • Gone.
    • Hostage.
    • Brothers.
  • Reformed Criminal: Kevin is a convicted marijuana smuggler that served his time and wants to go straight... unfortunately his criminal associates come searching for him again, tempting him into going back to crime.
  • Seen It All: When we see Kevin in his last hours in jail, he witnesses another inmate being stabbed only a few feet away, but has little reaction, implying he has seen that often in his time in prison.
  • Sexy Surfacing Shot: In "On Goldie Pond", while Peter and Pia stay at a hotel pool, there's a gratuitous close-up shot of a Fanservice Extra climbing out of the pool.
  • The Stoner: Kevin's wife Rachel, is constantly getting stoned, and persistently tries to get Kevin into drugs too, despite the fact that he's on parole, and doing drugs is an easy way for him to get sent back to jail.