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Monday, March 01, 2010

They're Re-Making The Rockford Files?

Link. Impossible. Not only is the show essentially 42ish minutes of James Garner's persona, with some plot, in most episodes . . . but have you watched the show in the last 20 years? I have. On Retro teevee. And let me say, that this show ran for four (?) seasons in the Carter era . . . tells me that perhaps there was an American decline.

That's not to say that the show itself wasn't GREAT. But Jim Rockford is a sad sack PI, with friends like a disbarred lawyer, handling low level cases. The man lives in a trailer, for God's sake. (A trailer on the beach, so not too bad, I guess.)

It's telling that, moving into the Reagan "resurgent" period of American life, we get a new show by the same producer--Magnum P.I. Now that is morning in America, at least, Hawaii. If that still counts as America.


At 1:53 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

It was the only show left that hadn't been remade. And it was a great show too. Casting of the new Rockford, however, suggests that this is an insanely bad idea. Though maybe not as bad as Land of the Lost.

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Number Three said...

Nothing is that bad!

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Number Three said...

Btw, Curat Lex in an email reminds me that Martin Riggs, Mel Gibson's character in Lethal Weapon, also lived in a trailer on the beach. Is there anyone else who lived in such a desirable location in such an undesirable accommodations?

(Note: I have actually lived in a trailer! As a 4-year-old, in Michigan. So no one can accuse me of elitism! Unless they STILL live in a trailer, that is.)


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