Starsky and Hutch was the 1970s TV show about two Californian policemen named David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (David Soul). The duo fought crime together across 92 episodes of the show from 1975 to 1979 chasing felons in their red 1975 Gran Torino with its distinctive white swoosh down the side.
The story lines were gritty and action packed and were often quite violent. However this was balanced by the close, almost brotherly, relationship between Starsky and Hutch.
In 1977, concern over violence on TV led to the reduction of action scenes and the increase of romance which ultimately led to a drop in popularity.