Police Woman (1978)

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  • 8.0

    First Season is by far the best

    By scorpio64, Feb 08, 2006

    This show ended up far different from how it started.

    It's first season was easily the best, with Angie Dickinson chewing the scenery as Sgt. Pepper, and Earl Holliman, well-cast as her boss.

    In year 1, she was competent and cool, sexy and tough, the show taut, moody and atmospheric '70s-style, and it hit Number One within seven or eight months of premiering--- it became the first successful TV drama series to feature a woman in the title role. Its early success directly inspired things like "Charlie's Angels", "Wonder Woman", etc., and still later, the more-reality based "Cagney & Lacy".

    By season 2, however, Pepper was toned down in every imaginable way: not only her appearance, but the way she spoke, and gazed at her co-stars--- in a pressured attempt to de-sexualize Angie, they wound up weaknening her, curiously enough, and the scripts and direction followed.

    As a result, season 2 and 3 are hit-and-miss; and season 4 fails outright.

    But season 1 is the show "Police Woman" was intended to be.moreless

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  • 10

    In the Netherlands this show was named "Pepper", and it was very popular. Angie Dickinson did a great job, she had the leading role for sure, and the actors were cool as well. I'd love to see reruns of this show for sure!

    By Jodie1957, Dec 21, 2005

    Angie Dickinson did a superb job as the police woman sgt Pepper.

    She was one of the first female cops on tv I believe....and she was very popular!

    In the Netherlands this show was named "Pepper", and Angie was very pleased with that fact when she found out during an interview.

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