I just got the complete first season of Columbo on DVD (I’ll probably order the second season tomorrow) and I just love that show. Even though I am only 24, my parents watched it in reruns and I enjoyed watching it with them and then they did have some newer ones a few years ago.
Anyway, just wondering, is anyone else here a fan of Columbo?
This was the original first season, including the two pilot episodes (PRESCRIPTION: MURDER [Gene Barry is the guest murderer] and RANSOM FOR A DEAD MAN [Lee Grant is the guest murderer]). This was like from the 60s-70s.
I loved Columbo when I was a kid and I believe he was the prototype for Gibbs in “NCIS” (although I doubt Peter Falk would have ever, at any time in his career, made the short list for People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” award… )
I have to agree with you about Pelhem. The original was way better.
On the other hand, I really preferred the 2001 version of “Ocean’s Eleven” - I saw the 1960 version afterwards, and I really didn’t care for it. I don’t think I would have sat all the way through it, if I hadn’t seen the 2001 version - I kept waiting for the action to start. :shrug: And I thought the ending of the 1960 version was really stupid.
I think columbo is great.
I liked how some criminal would always underestimate columbo’s capabilities.
Or how he used to annoy the heck out of them with .“one more thing”
It’s probably why i enjoyed monk so much. Though different. The shows are done in the same vein