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Right after The Odd Couple ended, Jack Klugman took on a dramatic role as a Los Angeles county medical examiner who gets involved in police investigations. Originally 90 minutes long as part of The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie in the Autumn of 1976, alternating with Columbo, McCloud and McMillan (formally McMillan & Wife) the series was then made as 60 minute weekly episodes after NBC canceled the Sunday Mystery Movie in 1977. The series would run until 1983.
Quincy, always referred to by his last name or the nickname Quince, was ethical, proficient & often passionate about his work. He butted heads with his boss, Dr. Asten (John S. Ragin), & LAPD Homicide detective Monahan (Garry Walberg) & Sgt. Bril (Joseph Roman), but with the assistance of lab tech Sam Fujiyama (Robert Ito) always got to the bottom of things.
This is one of the first mystery series to not only show that things like bullet casings & fingerprints were clues, but also got into the forensic evidence that would be the basis of later shows like CSI.
While the early episodes are more of the whodunit or howcatchem type, with Quincy pursuing his own investigation & finding the culprit ahead of the LAPD, later episodes focused on social issues and responsibilities that often related to the case of the week. Topics included flaws in the drunk drive laws, lax airline safety regulation, & Autism.( Collapse )
Where can you watch it?
Currently Quincy M.E. is not available on streaming. Although there are some seasons on Region 1 & 2 DVD and YouTube has episodes.
Channels like MeTV, RetroTV (Retro Television Network) & Cozi will sometimes run the series, which can be watched with an antenna for the over-the-air signals or some cable lineups will have one or two of these channels.( Collapse )Sources; Me, Myself & I, Wikipedia, IMDB, Just Watch, YouTube 1, 2, 3