Back to the Blue

I really don’t know anything about this show except that it starred Jamie Rose as a maverick cop who plays by her own rules, and that she killed rather more people than the network was comfortable with. (The success of the Dirty Harry sequel Magnum Force led to a brief flurry of Dirty Harry-type shows, before there was yet another backlash against TV violence. Hunter, the best known of the bunch, survived by retooling itself to become much less violent and aimed at an older audience.) Also, that Danny Aiello was her partner. But while it doesn’t beat Paper Dolls in the “Most ’80s title sequence” sweepstakes, it’s still a pretty strong example of the combination of power pop songs with guns and explosions.

That title sequence replaced an earlier version with more graphics and freeze-frames. Probably a good choice.


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