Friday, February 10, 2017

Soul Food


 









There's so much "news" about news anymore that everything is clogged like a toilet at a rest stop. So clogged with shit and toilet paper that it's spilled over, but you have to go #2 so bad that .... .  "Oh JFC!  I need a shower. Now!"  Like that. 

Here's what we do.  Have currently saved 42 episodes of Blue Bloods, and can access 13 seasons of  Hercule Poirot on Netflix (David Suchet as Poirot).  The Agatha Christie series, about a fastidious Belgian detective, working out of London, harks back to a time (1920-1930) when the murderers he unmasks are dispatched on the gibbet.  It's delightful.  It's fun. I feel good afterward.

Blue Bloods, set in NYC,  is about the Regan family.  Three generations of NYPD cops, two of whom were/are Police Commissioners, the rest
(one cop son was killed by crooked cops) are detectives, beat cops, or (the daughter) a D.A.   Like Poirot, it's a morality play; meaning there exists morality. Since November, we watch 2 episodes a night (WGN in Chicago streams them, and every Friday CBS airs a new one. The scripts are fabulous.  No foul language, and you don't miss it.  The family get together once a week for dinner.  They say grace.  They talk.  They remind us that most people are good, and them what ain't get their comeuppances.  Usually.

Amen.

7 comments:

Stu Tarlowe said...

Although anyone who knows anything about the NYPD knows the show has lots of technical flaws (e.g., in real life, when a detective orders a uniform to "Do this" or "Do that", the response is often "Go fuck yourself!"), it's still entertaining, and and it has Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan, who are both extremely watchable, although (in Moynahan's case) for different reasons.

Esteve said...

Few actors ever fit the authors character description as well as Suchet has handled Poirot over the years. I read all of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels as a young man and wondered why there were no movies. Years later I stumbled upon one on TV and Sam Elliot played Travis McGee. It was a travesty. I like Sam Elliot but he was a terrible choice for McGee. Suchet, on the other hand, is a near perfect Poirot. IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Years ago (1970) I watched Rod Taylor in Darker the Amber. He played a pretty good Travis McGee. IMDB is your friend if you have a bad memory like mine.

Old movie buff......x

Esteve said...

I'll take a look, thanks.

Arthur said...

Hercule Poirot: The question is, can Hercule Poirot possibly by wrong?
Mrs. Lorrimer: No one can always be right.
Hercule Poirot: But I am! Always I am right. It is so invariable it startles me.

and...

Hercule Poirot: I cannot say at the moment - I may be wrong.
Inspector Morton: Doesn't often happen to you.
Hercule Poirot: It has happened twice in my career.
Inspector Morton: That's a relief! To be right all the time might get a bit monotonous.
Hercule Poirot: I do not find it so.


As others have said Suchet really played him to perfection. The climax of Dead Man's Folly was probably my favorite moment, all he said was 'Bon'

Anonymous said...

Now Tom Selleck should play an older Travis McGee. He would be perfect.

Bobby Ahr

Anonymous said...

"Now Tom Selleck should play an older Travis McGee" Annnnd the chase scenes with walkers would be perfect. Still I can watch Tom Selleck in pretty much anything. He, like Sean Connery makes even a bad movie watchable.

Not on a walker yet but limping.....x

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