Peter Falk as… Columbo. The ‘perfect’ mystery show, without the mystery?

“Peter Falk as”… those three words were possibly the most reassuring to me that I was about to be entertained in the cleverest, most unique of ways for the next hour and a half or so, maybe longer, when Columbo appeared on our small screens all those years ago. Even now, despite the digitised boxContinue reading “Peter Falk as… Columbo. The ‘perfect’ mystery show, without the mystery?”

Really the “worst” of the best? Rethinking The Prisoner episode Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

I’ve already stated that, in my view, The Prisoner stands in a class of its own in television history. https://therockandrollguy.com/2021/03/13/appraising-televisions-ultimate-masterpiece-the-prisoner/ Edgy, uncompromising and totally unpredictable, much like its principal creator, the show remains unparalleled in its ability to both entertain and stimulate thought, even after all these years. Of all the 17 episodes, the oneContinue reading “Really the “worst” of the best? Rethinking The Prisoner episode Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling”

Man In A Suitcase – TV drama’s great step forward?

When I wrote a recent entry: “Appraising television’s ultimate masterpiece – The Prisoner” https://therockandrollguy.com/2021/03/13/appraising-televisions-ultimate-masterpiece-the-prisoner/ I realised afterwards that in saying that Patrick McGoohan and Edward Woodward were two leading actors of an era I could think of off-hand capable of conveying controlled intensity, I was doing one other essential protagonist a disservice. I’m talking about theContinue reading “Man In A Suitcase – TV drama’s great step forward?”

Appraising television’s ultimate masterpiece – The Prisoner

While the medium of television has produced the full range of shows along the quality spectrum in the many years it has been with us, from the outstanding to the truly appalling, there is one piece of work which, to therockandrollguy.com, exists in a hallowed place all of its own. The Prisoner is the showContinue reading “Appraising television’s ultimate masterpiece – The Prisoner”