Quincy ME: without you there’d be no CSI, House, Dexter, etc.

August 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

I genuinely shed a tear last December 24th upon hearing the news that Jack Klugman had died, aged 90.  As a kid, I adored Quincy and now, getting on a bit, I still do.  It’s one of those shows that was great back then, and still is.  It made forensic pathology cool.
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Quincy was stubborn, professional, had an eye for the ladies, a penchant for boats, a mischievous sense of humour and a heart of gold.  Klugman made his character hugely likeable and Quincy’s banter with his sidekick Sam, his boss, Dr Astin, and Lt Monahan, was always fun to watch.  Furthermore, Quincy had such a great theme tune.

Quincy made me want to be a forensic pathologist long before the likes of CSI made everyone want to be one.  Sadly, I never fulfilled my dream, but I still think about what could have been and I still wonder if it would be as awesome as Quincy made it look.  It certainly did look like ‘the most important and fascinating sphere of police work’.jack-klugman_2436579b

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