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You really had to grow up with this to appreciate it.
on 26 May 2014
TJ Hooker was never the best 80s kids TV show, that title certainly belongs to Knight Rider and The A Team. However there is a certain nostalgic love for this one. The acting isn't that great, I mean Shatner shines, and he was never that good. However he's always had charisma, and has always been watchable. He makes Great, bad, but bad good if that makes sense.
I think you really had to grow up with this to like this set. I mean can you imagine a kid now going from The Wire to this? Come on. For us thirtysomethings, you won't be watching the show gripped, if you do then you need help. But you will be watching with a smile planted on your face, there are many unintentional funny moments and actually there is something akin to a fuzzy warmth about the show, there really is. For our generation it's great to stick this on, on a chilly late night and enjoy the LA sunshine, and what LA was like in the 80s- most of the show is always shot on location.
Helping Shatner is Adrian Zmed, Heather Locklear (every kids first crush) and Richard Herd who looks like in every scene that he is refraining himself from bursting out laughing.
This isn't great TV, but I suppose it is classic TV. And it's way better than Streethawk, Manimal and Automan- there is a reason that TJ Hooker went 5 seasons you know.
Beware of the Region 1- its missing 2 episodes from Disc 6- there just not there. Nevermind because only 2 seasons are officially available anyway, 3, 4 and 5 will probably never see the light of day one suspects.