Welcome to Episode 7 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the groundbreaking television drama, Quincy ME.
This is a show I watch a lot. It is one of my favorite detective shows and that has a lot to do with the charisma of Jack Klugman.
I begin the show talking about watching TV at work and how lucky I was to be able to do it for a while when I was younger. While I liked the TV at the time, now I can’t help but think of how it let me bond with someone much older than me. It feels like we might be losing some of that in pop culture and the workplace. I hope not.
Then I move onto the show itself. I talk about the show’s creations and inspiration. This includes a book, a person, and two non-American shows. I discuss how Quincy took on social issues, how Klugman pushed the show in the direction it took, and much more.
Metagrrl is back this week with a top 5 list of the best Quincy ME episodes. It’s a great list with some wonderful dramatic flourishes. So info-packed you will wish it was a top 10.
Quincy ME was a wonderful show that influenced the direction of detective and procedural dramas. This has a lot to do with the personality and artistic vision of Jack Klugman. A lot of modern television owes a nod of gratitude to him.