Although "Vega$" was another glossy, cookie-cutter detective show from Aaron Spelling, it still has its inherent charms, although it would be cancelled at the end its third season when ABC purged itself of its long-time Wednesday night hits including also "Eight is Enough" and "Charlie's Angels".
Thankfully, CBS has managed stick with this show and while the split-seasons at full-cost have remained a point of contention for many, I never thought we'd get this far. "Vega$" must be selling well-enough and I really can't see CBS abandoning it at this point with only a half-season left to go.
Robert Urich WAS the show and carrying it rests squarely on his capable shoulders, but the guest stars were almost as much of the reason for success here as they were on Spelling's anthology series ("Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", "Hotel"). This 1/2 season includes big-screen/small-screen legends such as Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, John Saxon, Julie Adams, Patrick MacNee, June Lockhart, Eleanor Parker, Gary Lockwood, Barbara Parkins, Victor Buono, Dick Sargent, Jill St. John, Don Stroud and Edie Adams. Then-current stars like Jill Whelan, Erin Gray, Lindsay Bloom, Stephen Shortridge also show up as well as some yet-to-be-big actors like Stepfanie Kramer, Priscilla Barnes and Joe Penny.
Not as fresh or enjoyable as Season 1 because smart-mouthed but motherly Naomi Stevens and bodacious Judy Landers are missing in action, but still fluffy, escapist fun. I recommend picking up this one up for a flashback to Sin City at the dawn of the totally awesome '80s.