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This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.

 [The Original Unofficial NASH BRIDGES]

Bogus Technology
January 31, 1997

Gordon Hom

This week's NASH is the familiar caper plot updated with a lot of computer gimmickry. It's futuristic gimmickry because a lot of the stuff isn't quite possible or practical yet with existing technology (such as full motion video via the computer) hence the invention of the T600 prototype. Yet somehow all this computer stuff doesn't mix well with the action-oriented police show. The computer nerd is jazzed up in the opening teaser with a frenetic foot chase. His wife is held hostage to keep the action going, but the computer stuff still impedes on the action. Even the 'Cuda is brought in to spice things up in a race back to the computer nerd's apartment. The computer stuff is extremely contrived and almost nonsensical amidst the chases and action. The technology presented doesn't stand up to logic and becomes bogus. Why do the bad guys download Andy's modified source code, print it out, and then later kidnap Andy, the T600, and the source code? Apparently Andy is smart enough to spoof his real location, but he's not smart enough to do a classic "traceroute" against clearly dimwitted hackers?

To keep us interested, the Bryn Carson side story is more lively as she is drawn into a supermarket robbery. After Bryn corners her former boyfriend Paco, the exchange between the two is quite humorous. Bryn tries to discover why he dumped her with a loaded gun in her hand (the most dangerous thing on Earth - an armed scorned woman), and she does symbolically castrate the poor guy by shooting Paco in the leg. The other back story is also more interesting than the caper. The relationship between Nash and Whitney is turning out to be (surprise) true love. All indications are that this could be Mrs. Nash Bridges number three. How could Nash resist? Whitney is completely fawning and accommodating to her man as she tells Nash "I've been thinking a lot about you lately." Cut to the wedding, please.

* For more, see synopsis for Episode 24


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