Police Woman (1974-1978) Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson plays Sergeant “Pepper” Anderson, on Police Woman! First off, I gotta say that this was my most favorite musical theme. The melody is soo beautiful and it appears to fit with not only the premise of the show, but also Angie’s character as well. You know, at first glance, I didn’t think this show would turn out to be much; not that I thought Angie was a terrible actress; I just wasn’t entirely sold that she could pull off this kind of role. I was surprised to find out that she did very well. I thoroughly enjoyed most of the episodes, and subject matter for many of the episodes interesting, and some controversial. When I saw the title “Police Woman,” I pictured Angie doing a lot of physical acting (which made me think, no way is she going to pull this off). Now, the male actors did most of the heavy and borderline dangerous stunts, but Angie was such a good actress that it actually balanced the show out. I don’t think that we can do that today; most of today’s you’re literally required to be fit and ready to do some amazing acrobats!
Angie was one of many to help pave the way for many other female cop actresses, and I’m sure that would even include Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia on “Law and Order (Special Victims Unit).” Mariska Hargitay has been on that show for like forever! She just may be the longest running female cop actress on television (I’ll have to research that, but it sure feels like it). LOLOL. Sorry, correction —>>> Netflix has the first season here, If you’re e vintage fan like me, I’m sure you’ll love the show.