Remember "Remington Steele," "Magnum PI," "Rockford Files," "Simon & Simon," "Hart To Hart?"
Well, they weren't all "greats." But they gave us something more organic, something more cowboysish and individualistic - American - than police procedurals and Sherlock Holmes retreads.
Even "beacons" of freedom in Hollywood, such as Joe Montoya and Tom Selleck have sided with the state in their acting careers.
Bring back the private dicks. They solved problems with less statist force.