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Saturday, March 04, 2006

"Starsky & Hutch" (1975-1979)

Volatile Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and pensive Ken Hutchinson (David Soul) were tough L.A. police detectives. They had no problem with handing out beat downs and busting bullets in criminals. The guys were intense about tracking down bad guys, often butting heads with their superior, Captain Harold Dobey (Bernie Hamilton). Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas) was a street hustler--who later owned a bar during the series' run--from whom Starsky and Hutch would get tips on occassion to help solve crimes.

The series started out as a highly rated made-for-TV-movie. The show was rather violent. Fist fights, car chases, gun battles, spectacular falls, etc. Criticism against the violent content rose steadily throughout the series' run. During the final season, the action was toned down, and the ratings dropped.

The glue that kept the show together was the relationship between Starsky and Hutch, two guys who were opposites, but had a common ground in their pursuit of justice. I remember somebody wrote in an article that was published while the series was on that theirs was a homosexual relationship without the sex and romance.

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