Lt. Kojak - so cool you can hardly stand it. Rules the streets of Manhattan. Not by force but by sheer cool. Crooks don't want to double-cross Kojak. They don't want to cross him at all. He remembers names and sins. He never forgets.
Telly Savalas as Lt. Theo Kojak is the textbook example of cool over everything else. Looks? Who needs it? When you're as cool as Theo, you don't need looks. Theo is one sexy man. Almost 90% of it is class, manners and style. Supporting cast is right out of a real life precinct. Bobby ("Crocka!!") Crocker is effecient and attractive. "Demosthenes" is family. George Savalas takes the ribbing and gets the job done. Capt. MacNeil maintains order and stays out of the way. All in all, this is one of the cop shows that blazed the trail for cop shows of today.