Quincy M.E. was the first of the CSI type shows - the first of its kind, really. I can't remember another show then which took us to the morgue weekly. Jack Klugman was his usual irascible self in the starring role of the divorced medical examiner who was always bucking his boss and a department too eager to okay a body's release when it was obvious - at least to Quincy - that something was amiss.
I think this was Klugman's next television show after having starred for years in THE ODD COUPLE with Tony Randall. (Another favorite of mine.) It was a revelation for me to see Klugman appearing in a medical mystery drama dealing with dead bodies on slabs at the morgue after watching him play Oscar Madison for laughs. But it didn't take long for him to convince me that he could do anything. Read more about Quincy, M.E., here.
The shows are currently available on dvd and for viewing on Netflix. Good news.
This is my entry in the Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 Weekly Meme hosted by Kerrie Smith at her blog, MYSTERIES IN PARADISE. Check out this link to see the other Letter Q entries.