Second season is still hugely enjoyable, though I have a sad premonition that in future seasons the fat ugly detectives will tend to be replaced by beautiful people, and the episodes, which vary ín quality, will all have to end with a shoot-up and sting in the tail. Some episodes are a bit too sentimental and cute for their own good. Still, if it ain't The Wire it ain't Kojak either and it must have raised the standard of writing enormously. Detective Munch is one of life's small pleasures and I hope his role is never downsized.
- George Brennan