At least in Cagney and Lacey, one of them had a husband and family. Jane and Maura, however, although both over 40, act like high school kids around men, in the rare moments they aren't joined together at the hip. Enough of this sisterhood power. And I love how the unemployed Rizzoli brother has a kid out of wedlock and everyone's just peachy keen about it. Can't be judgmental, right? No one dares mention the "m" word.
And you have to congratulate the show for not having a single black perp the entire season, despite the setting in a highly urban environment.