VEGA$ THE COMPLETE SERIES REVIEWED
“Vega$” was one of the first shows I remember FX launching with when it became a channel. Every morning, I’d watch “Nanny & The Professor”, “Family Affair” and then “Vega$”. Somehow, I always glimpsed over the most auspicious credit in the series. This show was created by Michael Mann. Yes, that Michael Mann. The guy who won’t let me have the theatrical cut of “Last of the Mohicans”on the Blu-ray. The same director who won’t ever hop of the “Blackhat” apologist tour. So, what about the show?
Basically, Robert Urich solves crimes as dick-swinging PI Dan Tanna. Tony Curtis shows up as a local fop and basic cable ladies swoon over Dan. While it’s kinda amazing that this series only lasted 67 episodes, I guess that was indicative of the changing tastes between 1978-1981. Fantasy detective shows were giving way to the realistic cop dramas of “Hill Street Blues”. America also seemed to want more humor and less gunplay. That doesn’t explain away “Spenser: For Hire”, but I’m not even going that road. It was the better show, I just hate explaining away 80s TV shows to an ever younger audience.
- Episodic Promos (but do these even count?)
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
RELEASE DATE: 5/2/17
The Plot Thus Far
Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the only known portrayal of a house with a “drive-in” living room.