Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural series set in Vancouver,
BC that ran for seven seasons from 1998 to 2005. It followed the
investigations of Sgt. Ali McCormick and the rest of her titular Cold
Squad, a division of the Vancouver PD Homicide Department tasked
with investigating old unsolved cases.
While Ali McCormick (Julie Stewart) was present through all 7 seasons,
the same cannot be said of any other character. In fact, I view the series
as having three distinct \'eras\' following the shifting cast, particularly with
the three main partners that McCormick has over the years. The fact that
they significantly changed the theme music and credit sequences at the
same times also serves to reinforce these distinct \'eras\'.
These first two seasons are what I see as the show\'s first era, where
McCormick is teamed up with Det. Tony Logozzo (Michael Hogan), a
grizzled old-time cop nearing retirement who was the only one \'down in
the basement\' working the cold cases alone before McCormick is
transferred in to work with him. Most episodes in these seasons are
standalone stories, with nothing like the elaborate season-long story
arcs developed in some latter seasons (particularly seasons 3 and 5).
I have the other five seasons as well and plan to share them out in two
more torrents, one for seasons 3 and 4 where McCormick \'s partner is
Sgt. Frank Coscarella (Stephen McHattie) and another for seasons 5
through 7 where McCormick \'s partner is Sgt. Len Harper (Matthew