This show is still good! Sometimes, it gets a little slow when a 'romance' develops; but otherwise, it's dynamite!
The generic has been changed. It's softer at the beginning with the kids shown before a drug deal; but once the dead blond is seen, the main theme roars out with Hunter and McCall!
Here are my comments on some of the key episodes:
Overnight Sensation: Excellent beginning! A reporter is obsessed about sinking Hunter. That episode is well played and very believable. Good story too.
High Noon in L.A.: This is a follow-up episode from the 'rape and revenge' from season 2. The plot is very good still. I'll admit that this Mariano is somewhat less sleazy than the rapist.
From San Francisco with Love: yes, there is some romance in this one. However, it is short and when Hunter's new love interest is a cold-blooded killer; it's great!
True Confessions: A woman's sister is drugged and raped by 3 young men. She dies during the assault. The 3 men get off on a technicality and then the sister is outraged. When each suspect dies one by one, Hunter suspects the sister.
Love, Hate and Sporty James: This episode is the result of what happens when a small-time hood plays with the mafia. Sporty James made a deadly mistake sending his girlfriend to her death! Dealing with the mafia is deadly enough, but f..... with them is much worst!
The Contracts: Another great episode where a kidnapping is staged. However, when the gardener is murdered; Hunter gets on the ball fast!
Bad Company: WWF fans rejoice! Big John Studd guest stars as the #1 terrorist muscles. His battle with Hunter is fun but unrealistic...How can an ex-footballer (even though he's 6'6") deal with a former WWF champ? Great performance for Studd however as he sells this very well and we're fooled into thinking Hunter takes him out!
Double Exposure: Good story about a burglary ring which turns to murder. McCall goes undercover to investigate. George Clooney, as the 'brain' behind the scam, offers an excellent performance.
If you enjoyed the series back in the 80s, then you'll love this collection! I can't wait to get seasons 4, 5 & 6!
Until next time,