Posted March 01 2008 - 01:31 PM
| Originally Posted by Prez (VP) |
Makes perfect sense. Who in their right mind would want to be out on the "street" when "The Fuge" was on TV?
I can see now (after watching the V1 set) why that's true
While Mom and I have been watching this series, she has mentioned a couple of times that even though she was working during most of the "prime time" TV viewing hours in the 60's, she knew where most of the viewing audience was tuned in on Tue nights. She said that everyone back then in her age group was into this show big-time. She's mentioned to some of her peers lately that we're watching these DVD's and almost to the person, they always say "You mean, this is available on DVD?" OT here, but does that sound familiar with what we've been saying here (HTF) on several threads? It seems to tell me that we (the TSoD, HTF, Digital Bits, etc, "surfers" are the minority population.
Back on-Topic, Thanks Gary and "Prez" for the "spoiler" concerns but it's not you guy's problem if something gets posted here
Hey, after all, I think I'm the ONLY one here that hasn't seen this show
I laugh at myself when I read a mini-spoiler here at HTF since, as I see it, I should have seen this great show before now. But, I have to admit, as Gary and I have talkd about, it's sure a blast to see this caliber of series on A+ Xfrs, uncut (no missing scenes), without commercials for the first time. Anyway, I got "spoiled" at how the series ends when I read the Barry Morse Obituary in my local paper a couple of weeks ago. I had already known more or less that the series was given a "closeure" since QM knew into S4 that David Janssen had declined returning for S5. I won't spoil it here for anyone else that hasn't seen this show and mention what was in that Obituary article. Besides, I'm thinking I'm the only one on this forum that hasn't seen this show until the DVD release. Any "takers" on this bet?
That's what I get for watching Combat!, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Star Trek (TOS), etc, back then. When the Fugitive's 1st season aired, I was a little too young to stay up that late and also the show would have been too intense of a dramatic series for me at that time. I was busy watching reruns of the Rifleman and Lone Ranger also
Hey, gang, I forgot to ask in that earlier post but how many of you own a copy of the "Viewers Guide" book by Ed Robertson? I received a copy from an online store earlier this week but haven't checked it out yet. I plan on using that book as I watch the show. I've been doing that with another series, "Combat!" with Jo Davidsmeyer's Viewers Guide book and that's sure added to the enjoyment of the DVD viewing with Combat! .
BTW, you're welcome, "Prez" for Post #22. I forgot to mention that I copied/pasted the text of both of your Fugitive Reviews and printed them out for my Mom to read them. She was very impressed with both reviews. "Tell us something we don't know", right?
It reminded me of that scene in "See Hollywood & Die" episode....remember when "Kimble" was driving them all to LA and what he said to "Miles"?
[Miles] "What do you think I am....crazy?" [Kimble] "Next question."
Man, that's classic. Mom really loved that "comeback" from Kimble. "....Hollywood..." was one of our favorite eps from V1. Just like Gary said it would be......"Next question"
Even the "alias" that the writers came up with, "Al Fleming", it fits the story like a glove.
As for S1V2, I'm glancing at the Fugitive online Ep Guide as I post this.....what a list of guests in this show! Robert Webber, Telly Savalas, Diane Ladd, Pat Hingle, Paul Picerni (one of my favorites from the Untouchables), Nancy Malone (Naked City), Parley Baer, Eileen Heckart, Albert Salmi, Ken Lynch, Malachi Throne, Warren Oates, Ken Lynch, Ruta Lee, Carroll O'Connor (is that who VP called "Lard Belly"?
Lee Grant, Tim O'Connor, Madlyn Rhue, Claude Akins, Joseph Campanella.....
Like Charles said, it's a regular "who's who" in this series. "Field Day"'s right, Charles!
Gary, thanks again for watching my back with the spoilers. If it happens here, "no problem-o", Fuge fans. I should have sneaked out after bedtime in '63 and at least tried to turn on that Zenith Tube TV to watch Kimble
Jeff "That's what I get for going to bed too early in '63" W.