Finally, after 28 years, they release the series, Season One, on DVD. Will anyone still remember it? Robert Urich sadly died of cancer in 2002, perhaps the most consistent TV actor ever, or at least tied with Lee Majors for number of TV series over several decades. Urich was destined to be a leading man, like Tom Selleck, and had his hits and misses. Vega$, along with the mid-80's "Spenser: For Hire" were the two best. And, the pilot episode of each was the cream of the crop. The first Vega$ entry is very stylish, with lots of night action. A later episode that was particularly well written features his (real-life) wife Heather Menzies as a paramedic in what I think was her best acting role. She would appear twice more on the series (once a season) as well as one time on Spenser.
I really miss Urich, who seemed to be a genuinely nice person - did you ever hear a bad word about him? - and this show was a lot of fun, if not entirely original in the detective genre. One bonus, however, was the Las Vegas scenery with loads of famous guest stars. I highly recommend it for anyone that was addicted to 70's television, back when there was "good" sex and violence all over television, unlike the current gore, or for anyone who also misses Mr. Urich and may not have seen him in this tougher, cooler, but less cerebral version of Spenser.