Re: RARA-AVIS: Homicide

Bill Hagen (
Sat, 15 May 1999 23:35:34 -0500 (CDT) I too liked Homicide, but am perhaps in the minority in thinking that it
started allowing too much pontification from individual characters. It
seemed to be striving for high seriousness at times, at least in this
season (while I've been watching). There were times when the writers
seemed to be searching for a plot.

And there were times when the investigators didn't seem to be attending to
the details of investigation well enough. In this last one, we're going to
make a case based on motive and a missing razorblade? Is a team going over
the suspect's apartment or in the trash for bloody clothing or even a
blade...? Are we going to try to break her down in the interview room? Is
it that I'm supposed to assume procedures when I don't see them? (Well, I
did go to the fridge about that time, so maybe...)

Don't get me wrong. It was a good cop show, when it was good.

Bill Hagen

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