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From IMDB, I present a comment on 21 Jump Street:

"This was definitely a quality show. This show was a far cry from what the Fox network eventually became. Many of the scripts dealt with what young people go through on a day to day basis and used a cop show to show it. Issues like date rape, drugs, teen suicide, school violence and incest were all covered in the first two years of this show. When Jump Street premiered, it was the shot heard round the world due to the fact that it was the very first show to air on the Fox network, which at the time was only being broadcast on Sunday nights and it ushered in a whole new era in television. Also, Johnny Depp wasn't the only good thing about this show."

...'ushered in a whole new era in television' indeed. And, I am sorry, but Johnny Depp is manifestly about the only good thing on the show. Tragically almost all the episodes on this set are Deppless, except for the horrific one set in the future where they recall great moments in their past. Including a startling amount of clips of girlfriends being shot. (Most, but not all, belong to Depp's character.)

THIS SHOW IS SO DREADFUL THAT IT MAKES THAT NEW KNIGHTRIDER NOT SEEM LIKE THE DEPTH OF COMPLETE AND UTTER CRAPITUDE THAT IT IS.
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The public library had a real treat for me today: 3 random discs of 21 Jump Street, better known as the show Johnny Depp would probably rather forget he ever took part in. My god, it is awesomely delightful and dreadful with as fine a crop of mullets as you would ever want to see anywhere. I am thrilled that the discs started with a 'Just Say No' to drugs episode* which intersects with people having trauma over Challenger exploding.

ETA: So much badly acted teen manpain (or would that be teenpain? boypain?). SO AWESOMELY AWFUL.

ETA 2: I am filled with delight over the really dreadful theme song (with necessary montage of Our Heroes) and all round appalling acting. An added bonus is reading comments on IMDB which insist that this is a truly great show.

ETA 3: Each episode is written with all the subtlety of a neon sign. I bet these are the people behind the new Knightrider.

ETA 4: So cutting edge is this show there has been a lesbian scene. Well, an attempted lesbian scene. Done with the delicate touch of a person smashing things with bricks.

*In which turning your family in for drug use is said to be your civic duty.

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