As one of the long standing innovators of the police world in the land of television, these episodes hold their ground as some of the most terrific crime dramas ever made. The acting was serious with bouts of well needed levity to lighten the blow of the deeply set story lines that engaged us then and will again. These men and women of the Hill Street precinct take us on a tour of the wild side of the streets and the filth that occupy them. This show was and is a groundbreaking moment in time for the ever present cop show with hyper realism with a serving of humor on the side. It was after all a most revolutionary copumentary of the bang bang shoot ’em up universe that sparked a slew of police oriented presentations. A pioneer of the streets as they are to the trained eye.