I've been watching these on TV lately, and I guess I was too young when they originally aired to realize how good this show was. It's like he's Marlow, Spenser and Magnum PI rolled up into one. They've been showing a lot of the 1979-1980 shows, many of which were written by David Chase. And the last David Chase one i saw was directed by Klinch himslef - ivan Dixon!! What I love is the way Jim gets beat up, or taken advantage of in about 33% of the episodes.