Thursday, July 17, 2008

Looking at 1980s New York via network television

Rolando at Urbanite brought back a memory for me with a post on The Equalizer from 1985. As he notes, The Equalizer shows Times Square in all its pre-Giuliani glory. (Via Jeremiah)

Here's a clip I found from the show's opening (New York looks so SCARY!):

And where was the Olde Garden, which you see at the 21-second spot?

Oh, and all this makes me think of Cagney & Lacey from 1982 (and what happened to Meg Foster?):

Still, I prefer the gritty realism of other shows. (ACID RAIN in MANHATTAN! @ the 2:26 spot)


ee said...

How about Bosom Buddies? Pretending to be a woman to have an apt. in NYC, now that's gritty.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Forgot about that one, Eric...good call.