Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the ... See full summary »
Follows Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, LAPD's top undercover cop. A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate.
This series brought the character of "Trapper John" from M*A*S*H in as the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Joining him on the surgical staff was a brilliant young surgeon, G. Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates, who had also served in a MASH unit - in Vietnam. The show covered standard medical stories, but it also took chances with such subjects as AIDS, the Epstein-Barr Virus, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.Written by
Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>
Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John in "M*A*S*H (1972)," turned down the role because he did not want to play a doctor again on television. (He later played a doctor on the television show "House Calls (1979)," itself a spinoff of a movie, "House Calls (1978).") See more »
Not a bad show, but not a great one, either. It's one of the many old series for which there is no dvd set, and so the memory of it will continue to fade, as is true for so many old TV shows.
The cast all did a decent job. Pernell Roberts was the gruff and wise leader, and Gregory Harrison and Brian Stokes Mitchell were the handsome young doctors. I watched it sometimes during its original run. For me, the drawback to the show was that none of the characters were of compelling interest. Compare this show to Quincy, MD with Jack Klugman. Just watching Klugman in any scene was entertaining, in a way that Pernell Roberts did not achieve, for me. I seem to recall--this is about 40 years later!--that he was often blowing his top with righteous indignation. The show seemed rather too heavy for my taste; not enough light moments. Most old TV shows don't rise to classic status. This one included. Anyway, it's long gone now, and seems almost totally forgotten.
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