It explores internal & external struggles of the fictional 15 pct of Manhattan. Episodes cover a day & intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast. The storylines show that none of the main characters are all good. They struggle with moral decisions & sometimes choose the wrong path, but every decision leads to the drama of growth or in some cases personal or professional destruction.
Last EpisodeTV Special: NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute Aired: Mar. 01, 2005
Hosted by Jimmy Smits this hour contained interviews with most of the current cast as well the co-creators, crew and many former cast member … [continue reading]
Series Fun Facts
- The footage of the Chinese parade (dragon, fireworks, drums) that's shown in the opening credits was used in the opening scenes of Year of the Dragon.
- Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) and Gordon Clapp (Detective Greg Medavoy) are the only actors to appear in all twelve seasons.
- Just like an earlier Steven Bochco series, Hill Street Blues, most of the episodes were written to take place over the course of a single day.