Review this tv show
Aug 11, 2015This show is really good, even though it is a bit dated. It has a really interesting premise of undercover cops going into high schools and busting criminals. This is different from most cop shows, simply because of the fact that they are undercover in pretty much every episode, which is really interesting to watch. Minus a couple episodes, this was a very good season.
A by-the-numbers, self-consciously smug blend of "Mod Squad" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." [10 Apr 1987, p.9C]
As rigorously lame-brained as television in our time is likely to get. [11 Apr 1987, p.C1]
Pointless gimmicks, dire stupidity, rotten acting and gratuitous violence abound, and, in the opening episode, so does implicit racism. The treatment of blacks in 21 Jump Street marks a new and unwelcome chapter in TV's history of on-screen racism; they are unquestionably portrayed as savage, violent figures threatening vulnerable whites. [11 Apr 1987, p.D-13]