Before I knew that I was gonna have a rough time sleeping last night, I was clicking off a few early morning hours by watching the 80’s TV show “Hunter” on Amazon Prime Video. 🙂 And if you watched it way back when, I feel like you’d still like it today… especially the way that “retro” shows feel like more of an escape.
Starting with ep 01, the pilot, (which you can watch below) it’s ironic how the topic of that episode goes hand in hand with discussions being had around policing in the country today. 🤨😏 With a new, jerk-off type chief taking over the department, announcing all these policy changes… but of course our tough-guy cop, Sgt Rick Hunter, isn’t havin’ any of it. 😅 The way that “TV cops” acted back then… definitely a product of its time. Hell, certain people, even today, would be mad that anyone would admit they still like this show. 🤔😟
But the guy that plays Hunter has gotta be the good-lookin’est ugly dude I’ve even seen as a series leading man. (With a front-head that would make even a Batina jealous. 😄) I think I remember Dad mentioning back then that he was actually an ex-football player, so that kinda makes sense. 🏈🥴 And then the woman that plays his soon-to-be partner, Dee Dee McCall, is still smokin’ hot in this show… even by today’s standards. 😃🤤
They’ve got great chemistry, and both of them pull off their roles well… especially if he wasn’t even originally an actor. It would be easy for them to have gone too cheezy with it, but they figured out just the right way to play it. He’s rough, funny, blunt, charming, etc – and she’s a tough chick, but not too tough, kinda likes that Hunter isn’t immediately slobbering all over her… 😊😏🤷🏻♂️ I dunno, they just get on like you’d imagine a couple of experienced cops like them would get on together.
After the double-length pilot, the regular episodes do have that late-80’s “cop show” formula that you’d recognize in Knight Rider, The Fall Guy, Hart to Hart, CHiPs, The Equalizer, etc. But if you were a fan of any of those shows, you should take to this one straight away. 🙂 Oh, and I had forgotten until last night that he had an “awesome” catch phrase… “Works for me!” 🙄😆 It looks silly when it’s just typed out, but yeah, I remember more than a few friends (and, particularly, my cousin Jim) repeating that line all the time back in the day. 😏
Looks like FilmRise even has the whole series up on YouTube, if you’re interested in the distraction. 😃👍🏻
EDIT: My phone was busy for about eight hours yesterday, between processing the 25 minutes worth of UHD, 360 degree video and then uploading it to YouTube, but I still haven’t gotten the kinks ironed out yet. Turns out that not one of the three videos would display as intended once they were on the site. Of course I’ll keep at it until I figure it out, once I’ve saved up some energy that is. Time for an attempt at a nap now though.