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Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 3 (1993)

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Studio: NBC Home Entertainment/A&E
Genre: Cops
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Synopsis
Executive-produced by Barry Levinson (Diner, Tin Men) and Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere, OZ) and created by Paul Attanasio (Gideon's Crossing, Quiz Show), HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET defied the conventions of television police shows with its emphasis on the day-to-day grind of solving cases, instead of sensationalized violence and overwrought melodrama. Powered by deft writing and an extraordinary ensemble cast highlighted by Yaphet Kotto (Alien), Ned Beatty (Deliverance) and Emmy-winner Andre Braugher (Frequency), HOMICIDE consistently delivered what The Wall Street Journal called "simply the best one hour on television." Episode Guide: Volume 1: Nearer My God to Thee; Fits Like a Glove; Extreme Unction Volume 2: Crosetti; The Last of the Watermen; A Model Citizen; Happy to be Here Volume 3: All Through the House; Nothing Personal; Every Mother's Son Volume 4: Cradle to Grave; Partners; The City That Bleeds; Dead End Volume 5: End Game; Law and Disorder; The Old and the Dead Volume 6: In Search of Crimes Past; Colors; The Gas Man

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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 1 of 6) (1993)
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8.87 (23 votes)
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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 2 of 6) (1993)
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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 3 of 6) (1993)
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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 4 of 6) (1993)
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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 5 of 6) (1993)
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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 3 (Disc 6 of 6) (1993)
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One of my favorite episodes by oldkingcole October 11, 2004 - 3:38 AM PDT
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"Crosseti"

This is one of my favorite episodes, not just of the season but of the entire series. "Crosseti" provides ample evidence that James Yoshimura was one of the best dramatists writing for television in the 1990s. What makes this show uniquely satisfying, at least to me, is its perfectly constructed emotional architecture. Meldrick Lewis is in denial and clings more and more desperately to his version of reality. In an exquisite confluence of superb acting with dialog that perfectly lays out the emotional issues for the audience, Yoshimura expertly guides us through the emotional collision between Meldrick's need for denial and a sad reality which cannot be denied. The body language in this scene between Clarke Johnson's Meldrick Lewis, and Ned Beaty's Stanley Bolander, is dead-on and captures the essence of the push-pull/fight-flight crisis. It's a great scene. In a lesser show, it would be *the* great scene, but in Homicide, it's only one of many. Keep watching this one all the way to the end, because there is another very emotional, redemptive moment right before the closing credits. I am in awe of writing this good.

"The Last of the Watermen"

A solid episode, but coming after "Crosseti", it can't help but be a little bit of a let down. Still, it's a nice showcase for Melissa Leo as Kay Howard. I think is also the first episode where Beau explains the difference between a "killing" and a "murder", a distinction which comes up again later in the series.

"A Model Citizen"

An ok episode. Nice monolog delivered by Andre Braugher about how he was led over the line, accompanied by some great camera work.

"Happy To Be Here"

Another ok episode. This one plays up the soap opera elements. Some nice acting from Daniel Baldwin.


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