“Homicide: Life on the Street”, aka “HLOTS”:
My favorite police-procedural TV show. On NBC in the 1990’s. Back-stories, plots, character-development, dialogue, and, of course, action. The whole, real, deal. Speaking of dialogue, includes some of the favorite quotes of my life.
Season Seven, Episode 12
“The Same Coin”
Giardello: “So, the guy lives, what, maybe half-a-century without ever managing to get arrested, only to become the hood ornament on someone else’s four-wheeler? How fair is that?”
Bayliss: “When it comes to life, I think that a probability-curve is the only thing that we’re entitled to.”
Munch: “Life itself should come with a money-back guarantee: If not completely satisfied, return unused portion for a full refund.”
Giardello: “Put up a return-window on the department-store of life, you gotta figure the universe goes bust in four days.”
Bayliss: “Right. No satisfied customers at all”.
If you feel familiar with Detective John Munch but have not seen this show, there may be a reason: in an NBC series mash-up, the character Munch (ably-portrayed by Richard Belzer) appeared in both “HLOTS”, and, “Law and Order: SVU”.
Photo used by permission. No! Really! I bought the poster.