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NBC (ended 1959)

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    Lokar

    [1]Jun 30, 2006
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    To my mind, these are still two of the best police/detective characters ever put on screen. I watch a lot of police and mystery dramas, but the scripts and acting on Dragnet still rank up there.




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    skeeter291

    [2]Jul 6, 2006
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    Sgt. Friday is one of the best detectives on tv. I would say the list runs like this:

    1 Sgt. Friday
    2 Lt. Ballinger (M-Squad)
    3 Captain Braddock (Racket Squad)

    These are the best ever in the tv cop drama.
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    tvking1

    [3]Feb 23, 2009
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    How about these?:

    McGarrett (Hawaii Five-0)

    Lewis Erskine (The F.B.I.)

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    kellygirl59

    [4]Aug 30, 2009
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    Jack Webb invented the TV cop show, everyone else just fell in behind him.
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