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Mighty Fine Show
"Cold Case" is one of the finest shows of all time. I love how they show how characters looked like in the past and how they looked in the present. My only disappointment is that the show didn't use more songs by Philadelphia-based artists like Hall and Oates, Todd Rundgren or Pink. "She's Gone" would've been a perfect song to close with. Lily Rush is one of my favorite television characters of all time. I loved how they used "Who's Crying Now" by Journey as a closing song. The most poignant song they ever used was "Broken Hearted Me" by Anne Murray in the episode "The Key". The other closing songs I liked were "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis, and "When I'm With You" by the Canadian band Sheriff. They knew how to use the right music, even if it was sometimes chronologically inaccurate such as "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood in an episode set in 1984. "Higher Love" was released in the summer of 1986.moreless
Interesting and a musical genius.
What elevated this show above all the rest was it's use of music and how the chosen songs fitted so well with the episodes, very moving and harrowing at times. However what stalled the show was it's constant repetitiveness, now I know most shows follow a formula but this took the biscuit. Always started and finished the same way more or less. The writing was excellent with well thought out characters and back stories. Good to watch just tough following a whole season at times.moreless
Jerry Brubaker sucks!
There was his Survivor ?) which always ran 1/2 hour to 45 minuites INTO COLD CASE which made viewers switch the channel.
COLD CASE was the first show I absolutely loved. The cast were all members of my family, the contrast yet similarities were astonishing between the characters.
Bad move Jerry!
I see Danny Pino on Law and Order but haven't seen the other wonderful actors anywhere. If it's another Jerry production It might get cancelled for a show that was second rated behind it.
I remember when Mr Brubacher was with Tales from the Crypt and the other producers when they started out. They were doing so good.
Is without a trace stll on????
I still miss Cold Case and maybe that's why EON's (whoever they are) ratings are rising.
Cold Case a Great Police Procedural
Cold Case is one of the greatest procedural dramas I've seen. I loved the fact that every episode took place in a different time period. Each of the sets and the costumes were meticulously crafted for every episode. The visuals and the dialogue were appropriate for each era. Even though the main characters were not as prominent as other shows, we still got to see the personal lives of each main character. The dialogue was especially good, I particularly like that it was peppered with old school phrases and words. Perhaps these two elements were what many people didn't like about the show. The music was amazing and was right for every episode, one of my favorite aspects of the show. I thought all these elements were what made it unique and differentiate itself from insipid shows.
The cast fit in their role beautifully. Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush (one of her best roles), John Finn as John Stillman (good diverse actor), Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera , Thom Barry as Will Jeffries (great back and forth banter between Ratchford & Barry), Danny Pino as Scotty Valens (he fits right in with L&O:SVU), and Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller (I liked her in Rent as well).
My favorite episodes are Shuffle, Ball Change (S4 E17) and The Road (S5 E15). I still think the show was cut too short. I hope there are more shows like this one, especially since there seems to be less and less police procedurals.