It's probably one of the best loved American TV shows from the past: Peter Falk plays the scruffy L.A. homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo, solving murders committed often by wealthy individuals, although the viewer knows who the killer is in the first place.
Anybody still watch these on 5 USA/ITV 3, got the box set etc.? I must admit I still enjoy this classic TV series from time to time, despite the fact that I have seen many of the episodes over and over again. The original series ran from 1971-78, with a pilot episode in 1968 ; they then returned in 1989 with so-called TV movies, which were generally not as good IMO. I always though Jack Cassidy played the best villain in the series.
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Post by Arthur Pringle on Aug 9, 2016 21:17:42 GMT
Wouldn't call myself a fan as such as I'm not mad about US tv shows in general but there are episodes I've seen a few times, 'Swan Song' with Johnny Cash, 'Any Old Port In A Storm' with Donald Pleasence, 'The Conspirators' with Clive Revill & the ones starring Patrick McGoohan. Like 'Kojak' I will watch it if it's on but I wouldn't buy it on dvd.
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Post by Charles Bronson on Aug 10, 2016 18:38:17 GMT
Someone I used to work with gave me the complete DVD set of these, but I've never sat down and viewed any up to now. I must say Columbo is another tv character I find a bit annoying, whenever I've watched bits of it when it gets broadcast on the box. Maybe if I watched an episode all the way through I might enjoy it more. American TV shows have changed a lot over the years,(Like our own.) There's a lot more violence and sex in shows these days, I think it's because they make a lot of them for cable TV. Charles.