Unlike most TV-Cop dramas, Nash Bridges was't neither dark or generous with the kind of violence that defines the genre. Mostly, the show uses good humor and an excellent camera work to deliver a non-compromised criminal plot that was usually solved in 35 minutes, leaving enough time for some good jokes and character arcs.
The production values of the show were above average in most episodes, taking enough time to develop both the complex relationships between the characters and their intended backgrounds, with a solid soundtrack and an excellent photographic work in almost every scene.
The best element of Nash Bridges is the work of Cheech Marin, who used his presence on the show to get some impulse in his movie career.
A truly enjoyable experience for true fans of the genre.