The de-evolution of the TV hero Holding out for an unflawed hero? You may need a time machine.
1950s: Perry Mason
Boasts an unbeatable track record without ever having to chase after an ambulance.
1960s: James T. Kirk
Boldly goes where no man has gone before, with time left over for ego trips.
1970s: Theo Kojak
He loves ya, baby, unless you're on the wrong side of the law.
1980s: J.R. Ewing
Greed is good.
1990s: Amanda Woodward
Be late with the rent at your own peril.
2000s: Tony Soprano
Woke up this morning, got himself a gun.