there are a lot of great cop shows third watch, hill street blues ,cops, law and order svu,and law and order crimmial intent. but i have to say the nypd blue is one of the best cop shows ever to grace our tv screens. when it first aired on tv. i was suprised by the way it portrayed real new york police. some of the stories where based on real cases. i enjoyed the wise cracking comments from andy, and it also showed us that all the officers also had a soft side.this is one of the best cop shows to this day.