Wednesday, February 28, 2024


© by Gerald So | 6:00 AM

CAGNEY & LACEY first aired twelve years before I became interested in crime fiction. Even so, I knew it at the time as a pioneering, multi-Emmy winning show. With Tyne Daly recently hospitalized, I was motivated to buy VEI's fortieth anniversary CAGNEY & LACEY DVD set, which includes the pre-Sharon Gless pilot movie and first season and the four post-series TV movies.

The show is nostalgic today, but also holds up to the best TV ever, delivering realism, action, humor, and heart. I don't know another show that alternates its first credit between its two stars. Watching Daly's performance, I would easily believe Lacey were a real person with her Queens attitude, devoted husband Harvey, and kids.

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