Homicide Life on the Street Question

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by KyleC, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. KyleC

    KyleC Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I got the first three episodes from Netflix for my fiancee. We watched the first episode tonight and I have to say that both she and I were really bored. I remember the show being much better than this. Was it just bad because it was the pilot? She is a huge Law and Order fan but I got this thinking it was better. Does the format of the show change at all? I don't remember the look of the show being so documentaryish.
     
  2. Mike Graham

    Mike Graham Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The show maintained its jittery, documentary-like style throughout its run. Regarding the plots, yes they're a bit slow at first, but the episodes do get better, especially in later seasons.
     
  3. Gord Lacey

    Gord Lacey Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2001
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Kyle, I thought the same thing when I started watching it again. I think I was too used to the fast-paced style of NYPD Blue - the car chases, shootouts and thumping soundtrack. I guess I grew to enjoy the style of Homicide because I'm looking forward to season 4 later this month.

    Gord
     
  4. Russell G

    Russell G Fake Shemp

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,441
    Likes Received:
    672
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Deadmonton
    Real Name:
    Russell
    I think the pacing is on purpose. It's what sets it appart from other cop shows, and also makes the "impact" moments more "impactful" (the weird double shots of actors saying the same line twice for emphasis is a good case point). The first season plays almost like a mini series, with each episode elaborating on the previous. Keep watching! It all pays off!

    I love this show! I should be getting Season 3 this weekend, and well order Season 4 soon.
     
  5. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The first five episodes build up to the brilliant sixth one. Stick with it and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  6. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 1999
    Messages:
    5,358
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    David Scarpa
    It's all about the acting and nothing or nobody on NYPD Blue Comes close (Although I like that show too)
     
  7. Reagan

    Reagan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Reagan
    And check out any of the four season 2 episodes. You won't be let down.
     
  8. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,375
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim
    Just wanted to chime in, I bought this a few weeks ago based in part on the [​IMG] it was getting all over HTF. So far I've managed to watch the first two episodes (only!) and I'm hooked.

    I can't believe I missed out on this during its broadcast. Maybe because being a less glitzy show, it was consigned to deadbeat time-slots (even here), or IIRC the so-called arts channel rather than the main English channel. I managed to catch one episode at the time, but wasn't impressed then. Now in retrospect, I'd guess it was because I caught the middle of an arc and therefore had no idea what was going on -- which is always annoying. Watching it develop from scratch, on the other hand... [​IMG]

    I can't wait to watch the rest of the set. Then I'll have to shell out for seasons 3 & 4... ouch, my wallet hurts...
     

Share This Page