This popular series, premiering in 1987, follows Los Angeles District Attorney “Fatman” McCabe and his slick private detective Jake Styles as they solve crimes. The interplay between the portly D.A. and the James Bond of P.I.s carries the show, but some viewers may find it a bit slow, coming from a time when single-storyline TV was the norm.

The DVDs include the time capsule promo spots. But the choice to include only half of the first season was questionable.

Grade: B

Jake And the Fatman: Season One, Vol. 1 is currently available.