Monday, February 25, 2008


The Wife and I have finally discovered Homicide: Life on the Street.

Yeah, I know. The show went off the air in 1999. 122 episodes. And just now, we've started watching it.

I'd seen some episodes on TNT, when they'd air Law & Order episodes that crossed over with Homicide.

But that's all I ever saw.

When the show started, back in 1993, I was in Korea. And it didn't air on AFKN.

Season two, which was only four episodes, aired in January 1994. And that's when I got back from Korea. And was looking for a place to stay, after the Ex- notified me she was about to become my Ex-.

Seasons 3 when I was in the Army and working on becoming single again.

And season 4 when I was single, trying to be a non-custodial parent.

Season 5 was airing when I left the Army and moved to the Columbus area.

And I'm not sure why I missed seasons 6 and 7, but I did.

Well, recently, the TiVo suggested up an episode of Homicide, and I Googled it, wanting to see what it was all about.

That's when I found out that the episode that TiVo had suggested was near the end of the run. And, checking the schedule, I discovered that it was starting from the beginning soon on WGN.

So, week before last, I set up TiVo to record the show, adding it to the To Do list.

And last week, we began watching it.

I like it.

A lot.

Yeah, I know. It's all old hat to you.

But we're getting to experience it for the first time.

Thank goodness for WGN. And thank goodness for TiVo.


  1. This post has a bit of synchronicity for me. I was just speaking with a friend of mine and he mentioned this show. But like you, I had never seen it when it first aired.

    My friend said that he used to watch Homicide: Life on the Streets, NYPD Blue, and The Practice. But, they were so much like going to work (he's a lawyer), so life-like, that he felt "tired" after watching the shows, and had to stop.

    However, he did say that 'Homicide' was a very good show, and recommended that I check it out. I suppose I'll have to catch it through Netflix, or something similar. I don't have Tivo. (Shhh! Don't tell anyone that I admitted that.)

  2. TiVo will change your life. Just don't know if it's for the better or not.


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