Sunday, January 10, 2010

The mean streets of San Francisco

I remember The Streets of San Francisco being on the television when I was young, but I've not seen it as an adult, so I was looking forward to the box set I received for Christmas.

So far, I've just watched the pilot episode. Robert Wagner is the guest star, playing a flashy young lawyer who is implicated in the murder of a young woman, whose body is washed up on the shore and who looks to have been killed on his boat. Of course, this won't be the only time Wagner will find himself connected with a suspicious watery death, but that is all in the future, along with Hart to Hart.

Not quite as good as Ironside (although I didn't like that much at all at first), it has got off to a promising start.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Christmas Crime

Sadly two weeks off for the festive period did not provide the opportunity for detective watching that I would have hoped. ITV celebrated with a string of Midsomer Murders but I’d seen them before.

My Christmas viewing consisted of just:
  • 1 episode of The Perry Mason Mysteries which are the lame franchise where Perry Mason isn’t actually in it, but his sidekicks are. The main character was what my mum described as “a man who bursts into opera every now and then” who turned out to be Paul who was in one season of Law & Order.
  • 1 episode of Murder She Wrote, which was a concept episode just narrated by Jessica Fletcher. Actually, it was probably better than the ones with her in and it featured a poodle.
  • 1 episode of Monk where it is revealed that Natalie is from a wealthy toothpaste dynasty.

In terms of presents, I did much better with the first series of Kojak and The Streets of San Francisco being under the tree for me.