I thought I may change gears from my live chat disappointment. I am a big fan of both shows and am amused by the contrast between the two characters. Rockford an ex-con and a loser in many ways. I don't mean as a person but he is the quintessential hard luck character. He usually gets stiffed on his fee; he gets beat up and double crossed frequently; hated and persecuted by the police; lives in a shabby trailer. Cannon was an ex-cop, loved and respected by all law enforcement officers. He gets full cooperation and is solicited for his expertise. He is a very successful private investigator and lives in a posh apartment. He is pleasant, charming and very positive. Contrast this to Rockford's cynicism and general negative outlook on life and people. To be fair, on the Rockford Files his instincts are usually correct. While I love the Rockford Files, it is refreshing to watch Cannon. I find it tedious the irrational way police officials are constantly persecuting Jim Rockford no matter how many cases he solves.