Third Watch

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From multi-award winners John Wells ("ER," "The West Wing") and Christopher Chulack ("ER") comes this action-packed drama about the brave and dedicated people who serve as police, paramedics and firefighters on the third watch, the shift from 3 to 11 p.m.
Starring
Michael BeachCoby BellBobby Cannavale
Genres
DramaActionSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Welcome To Camelot
    September 22 1999
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Police officers and paramedics rush between emergencies as each unit breaks in a new recruit: Ty, a rookie cop following in his father's footsteps, and Carlos, a former foster kid working toward medical school.
  2. 2. Anywhere But Here
    September 26 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jerry survives surgery but remains comatose. Doherty gives ex-wife Kim a bulletproof vest. Doc and Carlos must rescue a man after an explosion. Bosco captures Jerry's attacker without firing a shot.
  3. 3. Patterns
    October 3 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After Bosco has sex in his squad car with the boss' daughter, his boss gets a videotape of it. Bobby and Kim argue heatedly. Doc brings Carlos along on a personal mission to locate the owner of a lost watch.
  4. 4. Hell Is What You Make Of It
    October 10 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Rookies Carlos and Davis experience disillusionment with their new jobs and their training officers. Bosco struggles with homophobia. A teenage junkie destroys Kim's faith in humanity, but Bobby restores it.
  5. 5. Responsible Parties
    October 31 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Mercy Hospital's new doctor reprimands Yokas, Bobby and Kim. Yokas acts like a vigilante to punish a gang leader. Jerry decides not to return to work.
  6. 6. Sunny, Like Sunshine
    November 7 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Bobby visits his older brother in prison and tries to express his feelings to Kim. Davis and Sully's working relationship improves, but Doc and Carlos get into a fistfight. Yokas tells Bosco not to lie for her.
  7. 7. Impulse
    November 20 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Bosco brutalizes a murder suspect. Sully goes to a movie with Davis' mother. Carlos attempts to revive a premature fetus whose mother he accidentally injured. Bobby welcomes his brother home from prison.
  8. 8. History of the World
    November 21 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    On Thanksgiving Day, Bosco tries to resolve a family conflict in a restaurant, while Yokas attempts the same at home. Bobby's mother will not allow her son Matty to attend the family's holiday celebration.
  9. 9. Modern Designs For Better Living
    November 28 1999
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Davis inadvertently endangers a youth he's trying to help. Doc learns that his father's drug overdose was not accidental. The combined effort of police, paramedics and firefighters is required to get an extremely obese woman to the hospital.
  10. 10. Demolition Derby
    January 10 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An explosion traps members of a demolition team in a collapsing building--and the third watch must respond. Fred Yokas' drinking escalates. Doc cancels his date with Brenda.
  11. 11. Alone In A Crowd
    January 17 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An illegally parked car delays the firefighters, causing a woman's death. Western medicine kills Doc and Carlos' Chinese patient. The suicide of his first partner causes Sully to reflect on his own life.
  12. 12. Journey To The Himalayas
    January 24 2000
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Davis learns of his father's corruption. Matty gets into trouble while trying to apologize to a former girlfriend. Bobby finds his brother covered in someone else's blood.
  13. 13. This Band Of Brothers
    February 7 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Candyman risks his life for Davis. Matty hides from the police. Bobby and Kim get closer. Carlos is upset about Doc's relationship with Morales. Yokas is enraged by Bosco's treatment of a wounded thief.
  14. 14. 32 Bullets And A Broken Heart
    February 14 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A gunman targets gay men. Faith arrests her husband for driving while drunk. Another attempt by Davis to help Malcolm impresses attorney Ada Gail Moore. Kim tells Bobby that sex with him was a mistake. A grateful patient invites Carlos to make love.
  15. 15. Officer Involved
    February 21 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Davis shoots an innocent man. Tensions escalate between partners Bosco and Yokas. Kim wonders about Bobby and Treva's relationship. Doherty reveals he's dating a cop. Carlos questions Vangie's sanity.
  16. 16. Nature Or Nurture
    February 28 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Doc and Carlos' good deed gets a young boy killed. An off-duty Bosco robs would-be robbers. Doherty faces serious consequences for his gambling losses and endangers his son.
  17. 17. Ohio
    March 20 2000
    44min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Stuck in a hotel kitchen and garage for long hours as they baby-sit a senatorial debate, the cops debate politics, and the paramedics recall the worst thing they have ever seen on the job.
  18. 18. Men
    April 10 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Candyman returns to work--and his old habits. Doc goes to extremes to save his dying father. Doherty promises an injured factory worker that his legs will not be amputated.
  19. 19. Spring Forward, Fall Back
    April 17 2000
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Police mount a massive search when a toddler disappears from the scene of a traffic accident. Violence follows Sully's encounter with his former priest. Carlos is going to be a father, and Doc is disgusted. Morales and Doc plan their next move.
  20. 20. A Thousand Points Of Light
    April 24 2000
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Two abused boys lie about a motel fire in which their mother dies. Davis helps Malcolm again. Carlos suggests that Vangie not have the baby. Doc and Morales find a home.
  21. 21. Just Another Night At The Opera
    May 15 2000
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bobby saves a carjacker trapped inside a burning auto. Vangie complains to Carlos' superiors. Davis inadvertently foils an investigation of Candyman for corruption. Bobby hears that Matty is panhandling.
  22. 22. Young Men And Fire...
    May 22 2000
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Doherty has a chilling encounter with an ex-fireman. Yokas is pregnant. Morales and Doc get settled in their apartment. Davis celebrates his one-year anniversary on the police force.

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Directors
Félix Enríquez AlcaláChristopher ChulackGuy Norman BeeNelson McCormickBrooke KennedyJesús Salvador TreviñoPeter EllisCharles HaidVincent MisianoEdward Allen Bernero
Supporting actors
Eddie CibrianMolly PriceKim RaverAnthony RuivivarSkipp SudduthJason Wiles
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2000
Network
Warner Bros.
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1027 global ratings

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  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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AnnabelReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best. Show. Ever. (Need seasons 3-6 ASAP!)
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Love it! The characters and stories are timeless classics. I learned just about all I needed to know regarding morality and enjoying life just from watching this show. I am a lifelong fan, quite literally! I have been watching this repeatedly since I was FIVE YEARS OLD, obviously without the consent of my parents. (Regardless of how much I love it, I do not recommend it as a 'kids show.') Still waiting on seasons 3-6 to give the actors, writers, and fans the proper justice they deserve.
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Boston ReaderReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The 3pm-11pm Shift. Or the "Third Watch."
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Great pilot. Created by the future executive producers of Southland, this show focuses on the first-responders. It's about police officers, paramedics and firefighters and their battles on and off the job. The drama is just so intense and surprising that you just might forget to breath at one point. It was another great show to come out of the 1990's along with NYPD Blue and Law & Order and it definitely worth the watch.

UPDATE:
I have watched the entire first season of Third Watch on DVD and I loved it. I loved watching this show about police officers, paramedics and firefighters deal with their problems on and off their jobs. Out of all them, my favorite team was the Doc and Carlos. There was just so much conflict between their characters. Doc, the older one who goes above and beyond to help people and Carlos, the younger selfish one who does not care about helping people in the same way. I loved how Sully and Yokas were such carring people as opposed to Bosco who I assume will probably grow up to be Dirty Harry. The episode with J.K Simmons made me cry at the end. It was that sad. One of the few times I cried. Last time I cried was when Bobby Simone Died. (And when Will's father left him again on Fresh Prince.)

Until netflix puts this up, I strongly recommend getting the DVD. There are interesting extras such as the making of the show and a blooper reel. I usually don't watch shows again after I've watched them the first time, but I sometimes feel like watching this show again from the beginning. And I would if I didn't already have shows to watch on my list.
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P. BousmanReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't hate on the show because Amazon is being cheap
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The person who rated this show a 2 is really off base. They were mad because Amazon charges per episode. Yeah, that sucks but don't hate on the show itself. Third Watch is an EXCELLENT SHOW. It follows the lives of the 55th precinct, Fire/Rescue and the Cops. There are some great action sequences that are quite nailbiting but the best thing about this show is the focus on the lives of the blue collar workers that these folks on the Third Watch at the 55th Precinct represent. The really unfortunate thing is that only seasons 1 and 2 are readily available. Season 3 starts on 9/11 and focuses on how this event changed the lives of the folks of the 55th Precinct.

PS: Here's an update: I understand that seasons 3-6 are being held up on DVD because of the MUSIC COPYRIGHTS. That's right folks, when the shows use that cool music like the Rolling Stones and Public Enemy, etc., the rights to this music is only for the TV SHOW and is a lot more expensive when the show comes out on DVD. So, here's a little, um, not exactly legal hint but you can download the show through the whole bittorrent network. Takes a little looking but someone has seasons 1-6 out there complete. The quality sucks on a lot of the shows, which is why I would by the complete set on DVD in a heartbeat. But they have the original music! So, like I said, not exactly legal (OK, not legal at all, REALLY!) but if you need your Third Watch fix, try the torrent files. A good program is UTorrent to play these and kat.ph (kickass torrents) for the files.
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LaineeReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
"Third Watch" is "Cops" and "ER" with Fire!!!
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If you enjoy the fast pace of "Cops" and the medical jargon being spewed at you like "ER", than you will certainly enjoy "Third Watch," which chronicles the jobs and lives of New York Police, Fire, and EMS personnel on the 3pm-11pm shift. The show is action-packed, with (in my opinion) realistic but exciting trauma scenes and excellent characterization. Sure, the cops and firefighters all crack slightly inappropriate jokes and are way too involved in one another's personal lives...but, if you know this kind of work, than you will appreciate the truth of the depiction. When you work with people on this type of job, day in and day out, you have no choice but to become enmeshed, and "Third Watch" sucks viewers right in from the start.

The Pilot episode flashes back and forth from police action (chases and arrests) to building structure fires and EMS calls to motor vehicle trauma and drug overdoses. The only thing that kind of irked me was when rushing out to another call, Paramedic Kim comments, "Damn, I love this job," which was pretty corny. But you've got to love any of those jobs to do them, so, oh well. Be prepared for later installments of this series to turn into a soap opera, though. I give you fair warning!
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DGoddessChardonnayReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
It would be so wonderful
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To have this series released on DVD - to me, this series is much better than "E.R." I've been a faithful fan since the very first episode in 1999 and it just keeps getting better. The different personalities of the characters in this changing ensemble cast seems to work rather well. You've got Sully, the veteran patrol cop, who is teamed up with young pup Davis (the son of his slain partner) Then, you have Yokas (who's trying her best to do triple duty as officer/wife and mother)paired up with Bosco (who never seems to know when to quit, much less when to keep his mouth shut or his ego in check.) Add to it your paramedics and firefighters: Doc (who seemed to make his work his life and ended up burned out,) Carlos (who seems to never change his self-centered personality,) Kim (who's on again/off again relationship with ex-hubby Jimmy Doherty gives plenty to talk about.) They're all out there, working the 3-12 shift and trying to do the right thing, on duty and off. Some of the cast members have come and gone throughtout the first 5 seasons, but it still remains a well-written show, as well as one that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
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XtremeGreenReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
We're begging you!
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I think it has been said over and over here as well as on other sites -- Third Watch needs to be released on DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this show is way better than any other show-you don't have to choose between a cop show, a show about firefighters or ER doctors-YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. This show was true reality, you could relate to the characters and their situations. I can't believe that even with the royalty issues (I keep hearing that this is why they are not releasing DVD's) you would not make a huge profit from a collector's set of all 6 seasons of Third Watch. There is such a large fan base for this show - there are websites and petitions dedicated to Third Watch for heaven's sake! You have to be getting bombarded from a hundred directions with requests and pleas from diehard fans. Do the right thing - make a DVD set of the complete six seasons of Third Watch, then we will all be able to quit bugging you.
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eVonbartReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Have to give 5 stars
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I read that the reason why shows like this don't go to DVD as quickly as we like is because there are outside issues concerning soundtrack content. They did have some pretty good tunes in that show and I can see this coming down to some pinhead attorneys on both sides delaying this for years to come. It is January 2009 and I see reviews from 2004 and here it is 5 years later and still in the same place. In any event, Third watch was such a great show and it is not surprising that NBC gave up on it. NBC just dropped scrubs - a successful show on their network and interestingly enough ABC decided not to let it die, picked it up and voila it is doing better than it was at the peacock.

Such a great cast, I really enjoy seeing it on A&E in reruns but I would love it even more on DVD.
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PCReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it then and still do
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This show was something of a ground-breaker on the inner lives of first responders. While I overdramatic at times, most stories were good. Additional seasons not available in the U.S. exist
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