Adam 12 (1990-1992)

Watch Adam 12 (1990-1992)

  • 1990
  • 1 Season

Adam 12 is an American police procedural drama series that aired in syndication from 1990-1992. The show was a revival of the classic 1960s police series of the same name, featuring two police officers on patrol in the Los Angeles Police Department's West Division.

The show followed the daily duties and challenges faced by officers Pete Malloy (Ethan Wayne) and Jim Reed (Peter Parros) as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles. Each episode typically featured a series of calls that the officers had to respond to, from minor disturbances to more serious, life-threatening situations. While on patrol, the officers dealt with a range of issues, from petty crime to more violent crime, and the show explored the stresses and dangers of their job.

The structure of the show was similar to that of the original series, with each episode broken down into several segments focused on different calls. The show also focused on the relationship between Malloy and Reed, who were partners and close friends. They often discussed their personal lives while on patrol, adding a more human element to the show.

Adam 12 was known for its realistic portrayal of police work and for the attention it paid to detail. The show was created with the help of retired police officers and advisors, who helped ensure that the show was accurate and informative. Many of the episodes were based on real-life incidents, adding a sense of authenticity to the show.

Despite its realism, Adam 12 was also known for its action and excitement. The show's fast-paced style and intense action sequences made it a favorite for fans of police dramas. The show's use of real police vehicles, uniforms, and equipment added to its realism, making it one of the most authentic police dramas of its time.

One of the key elements of Adam 12 was the relationship between its two main characters, Malloy and Reed. The two officers had different personalities and backgrounds, but they worked well together as a team. Malloy was a veteran officer, having served on the force for over 20 years. He was gruff and no-nonsense, but he had a deep respect for the law and for the community he served.

Reed, on the other hand, was a newer officer, having recently graduated from the police academy. He was more idealistic and had a fresh perspective on police work. While he sometimes clashed with Malloy, the two officers ultimately had a strong bond based on their shared commitment to their job and to each other.

Throughout the series, viewers got to know the officers and the community they served. From dealing with drug dealers and gang members to helping people in need, Malloy and Reed faced a wide range of challenges while on patrol. Along the way, they developed relationships with the people they served, showing a more compassionate side of law enforcement.

Adam 12 was praised for its realistic portrayal of police work, and it remains a favorite of police officers and fans of police dramas to this day. While it only ran for two seasons, it left a lasting impression on viewers and helped define the police procedural genre. The show continues to be syndicated and is available on DVD for fans to enjoy.

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  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 1990