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#121 of 652 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted March 27 2014 - 05:03 AM

it runs in the family

 

a bit different

 

jessica's twin sister is in this one, and solves it

 

murder doesnt happen until 23 minutes into the episode

 

normally it is right away

 

never heard of jane leeves - but she reminded me of emma samms

 

Jane Leeves spent more than a decade on Frasier as a regular.

 

Jessica doesn't have a twin sister. That's her cousin Emma McGill if I'm remembering correctly.



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Posted March 27 2014 - 07:50 AM

i never saw frasier.

 

yea, i think they do call her a cousin - have you ever heard of 2 cousins who look identical ?



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Posted March 27 2014 - 08:03 AM

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i never saw frasier.

 

yea, i think they do call her a cousin - have you ever heard of 2 cousins who look identical ?

Patty and Cathy Lane.  They look alike, they talk alike, at times they even walk alike.  You could lose your mind!


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Posted March 27 2014 - 12:13 PM

i was thinking of that as i was calling up this thread, before i read your post !!!!!



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Posted March 27 2014 - 10:32 PM

if it's thursday, it must be beverly

 

gosh, this one was just terrible.



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Posted March 28 2014 - 04:41 AM

if it's thursday, it must be beverly

 

gosh, this one was just terrible.

I agree. When the show tried for more light-hearted murder mysteries, it usually missed the mark.



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Posted March 28 2014 - 07:22 AM

oh well - i guess with 12 seasons of episodes, there are gonna be a few clunkers.

 

this is the first one for me that really fell off the ladder. 

 

it seems like it was from a different show, entirely.

 

i dont know if they can keep it up for 12 seasons, but i think one of its strengths is the consistency of the writing.



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Posted March 28 2014 - 10:37 AM

oh well - i guess with 12 seasons of episodes, there are gonna be a few clunkers.

 

this is the first one for me that really fell off the ladder. 

 

it seems like it was from a different show, entirely.

 

i dont know if they can keep it up for 12 seasons, but i think one of its strengths is the consistency of the writing.

That's exactly right, do 12 seasons and you can't always hit the mark.  I found that I enjoyed the episodes that stayed in Cabot Cove the best.  Not sure if they were better episodes, I just seemed to like them more.


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Posted March 28 2014 - 01:08 PM

i tend to be the opposite - but i think it is because i dont tend to like seth or amos all that much.



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Posted March 29 2014 - 07:30 PM

steal me a story

 

back to good episodes

 

i seldom know the names of "newer" actors, but i see bradford dillman a lot - and he seems to leave a very positive impression with me, so i guess i must like his acting

 

 



#131 of 652 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted March 30 2014 - 05:25 AM

Yes, that was a fun one. I enjoyed the producer trying to talk Jessica into "The Jessica Fletcher Mystery Hour," and Jessica waving her away saying, "Who on earth would watch that!"

 

Bradford Dillman was in quite a few of the shows over the years and so were some of the other guest stars.



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Posted March 30 2014 - 07:00 AM

well, i see lansbury used him 8 times on msw.



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Posted March 31 2014 - 09:15 AM

The only thing I hated were those "bookend" episodes, where Lansbury narrated the episodes but someone else solved the mystery. Glad they only lasted for two seasons.



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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:46 PM

i have only seen one of those, that i recall - but i found that one exceptionally likeable.



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Posted April 01 2014 - 12:12 PM

The seventh and eighth seasons of the Murder She Wrote repackaged DVD sets are being released on April 22nd. Two more sets out of the way. :P

 

Season 7: http://www.amazon.co...urder she wrote

Season 8: http://www.amazon.co...urder she wrote



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Posted April 01 2014 - 09:50 PM

geoffrey lewis was on again - sorta a crazy guy on this one.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 06:06 AM

There were 13 of them in Season 6 and in Season 7. They were so unpopular that Universal abandoned the concept. It was due to Angela Lansbury wanting to cut back her appearances on the show and when Season 8 rolled around, they went back to having Angela appearing in every episode, once again, minus those bookend episodes.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 09:21 AM

i can see why fans wanted to see the main actress.

 

for me, i dont have any liking or disliking for lansbury.

 

so i care more about just the story.

 

the one time lansbury was narrating, i felt it was a good story with good acting.  so i liked it.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 12:39 PM

The stories to come with various other investigators taking over the Jessica were not very entertaining, for the most part. I felt the storytelling was sluggish, and though there are good actors doing the sleuthing job (a couple aren't really even mysteries), Lansbury's star power was missed. But then, I'm a huge fan.



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Posted April 02 2014 - 01:22 PM

i am enjoying the show.  i had never seen even one second of it before now.

 

didnt know anything about lansbury.

 

i kept mostly with the older shows.  every once in awhile i get to watching a current show.

 

i recall with quantum leap, they had a week or 2 where they showed an episode every night, i think. 

 

so i got into it fairly quickly, once i started.

 

someone had to urge me to watch wonder years, which of course i liked a lot.






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