New York Undercover

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New York Undercover was a ground breaking police drama that aired on FOX from 1994-1998. It starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as New York Detectives in the lead roles. The beauty of it was at the time it truly was ground breaking to see two people of color as police, further more in leading roles. A trademark of the show was the way they used a new song at the start of every episode. Each episode would start with a little back story, no words just the music as the ambiance. New York Undercover was the thing to peep on Thursday nights, I can remember going to school on Friday talking bout what happened on the show last night. It was a gritty police drama that went deep into the heart of New York and took no prisoners. You had drug runners, crocked cops, goonies (shorty’s with heat), Mafia etc. Besides capturing the rotten apple to its most inner core, NY Undercover showcased urban fashion like no other of its time. Malik and Michael rocked the flyest shit from Ralph Lauren to Armani including the newest flavor in the streets. The show also focused on the main characters personal lives deeply. JC (Malik Yoba) a single father struggling to raise his son right and Torres (Michael DeLorenzo) has a father addicted to drugs among other deep rooted family issues. The greatness lies in the connection you have for the characters, you see them at work and also at home which only deepens the connection. Ice-T guest stars a few episodes and does a fantastic job interrupting the balance, further invading the officer’s private lives as well as professional. NY Undercover is the Miami Vice of its time, the reason I say this is because Miami Vice captured the 80’s flawlessly (style/fashion/music) and NY Undercover was the same to the 90’s. This is one of the best police drama’s ever constructed only 2nd to the legendary Miami Vice. HHTT APPROVED

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4 Responses

  1. oh man fox thursdays was the shit dude you don’t even know how much you just brought me back to 95′ son.. 1995 was the best year of my life… hip hop was the strongest it had ever been, i lost my virginity, and started gettin fresh gear…95 was the pinnacle of my adolescence

  2. this show was a staple of my youth as well, I would always geek whenever I see the Bad video from Michael Jackson at Torres being one of the lead dancers, kid had skills.

  3. […] also had the best sounds from the 80′s. Miami Vice paved the way for great action dramas like New York Undercover which by the way was my favorite police drama of the 90′s. Now im not going to pretend […]

  4. You know exactly what you’re talking about. You have good insight on the matter.

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