4.5 Forget the bland CSI, Homicide rules johnbond | 04/03/2011 | See all johnbond's reviews (4) American cop shows come and go. Youu have The wire, NYPD Blue, CSI, The truly great The Shield etc. The Best of them all, and the best tv show out right is Homicide: Life on the Street. I watched it when the first show was aired on British tv in the 90's and was hooked from the start. Considering it was a cop show it had very few "shoot outs" and the ones that happened were realisticly done and Brilliantly acted. A cast and characters to die for. Frank Pembleton is was probably the most complex character and a instant favourate. Forget the glossy and OTT (AND SOOOO SAMEY) CSI, Homicide is the show that all others should follow. For any one who hasnt seen Homicide i beg you to buy the DVDs and get stuck in. I promisre you you will not be dissapointed.