I've slowly been watching through the old TV show Murder, She Wrote. I love detective stories, and I like Angela Lansbury, so I thought I'd give it a try. Can you believe that the show lasted for 12 seasons?! I'm only on season 2, so the thought of slogging through 10 more is a little daunting, but on the bright side, think of all of the hours of entertainment before me!
Anyway, I found a list of 13 reasons why we should all rewatch Murder, She Wrote. I thought it was pretty funny and accurate, so I thought I'd relist it, with some editing...
#1: The delightfully cheerful opening theme song. You can't hear it without wanting to hum along.
#2: The reliable formula of death, sleuthing, and satisfying discovery. Someone always dies, and Jessica always figures it out.
#3: The magical population math. Cabot Cove's a small town, and after 12 seasons, everyone should be dead, but they aren't.
#4: J.B. Fletcher's array of alias personas. She does disguise so well.
#5: Jessica's bad(edit)self. Basically, she kicks butt.
#6: Jessica's moments of genius. There's an Ah ha moment in every episode.
#7: The adorable friendship and never-to-be love affair between Jessica and Dr. Hazlitt. They're just so cute together.
#8: The delicious near-death moments she always escapes when snooping around for clues. You think every episode will be her last, yet she survives on.
#9: Jessica's range of fabulous faces. AL is a great actress. People don't act that way anymore.
#10: The parade of before-they-were-famous cameos. And after-they-were-famous, too!
#11: The fabulous fashion statements. The 80's. 'Nuff said.
#12: Jessica's fun sidekicks. And they are all terrible policemen.
#13: 264 episodes of nail biting suspense. Amen.
You should watch it.
Because it is that good.