Archive for July, 2013

random thoughts about TV

Posted: July 5, 2013 in review, Television

The fam and I were talking about some former TV shows, and the 1970s series Police Woman came up. That show was truly a pioneer for its time. Today we think nothing of seeing a woman in virtually any industry, but at that time, it was far from the norm to see a “police woman” that was anything other than a meter maid. Kudos to that series for breaking new ground.

The Remington Steele episode “Corn Fed Steele” looks *very much* like it was filmed on several of the sets from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.

Side note: love how Rem puts on jeans and a denim shirt and drives a pick-up to blend in while in the small town – then doesn’t bother disguising his British accent. Way to blend there, Steele! 😀

In the Wings episode “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places,” Brian makes a last-minute Valentine’s Day date with a lingerie saleswoman, but his evening is interrupted when Helen calls looking for Joe, who is late for *their* date.

Sounds normal, right? Sure… except that Helen calls the Sandpiper desk at the airport terminal, where Brian is having his date! Still sounds normal? Maybe… except that Brian is wearing a robe and his date is modeling lingerie. Did I mention they’re in the airport? Not even in Joe’s office: out in the main section of the terminal.

Having read transcripts with production commentary for other shows, I know it’s possible the director chose to have this scene in the airport to avoid the cost of building a new set. Maybe they reasoned that it’s also logical when Brian (at their place of business) tells Helen that Joe got a late start in leaving, and it shows what risk-takers Brian and his date are, to be gettin’ cozy in such a public place.

But, having said all that… I still think it’s just WEIRD for them to have such an intimate liaison there. :inshock: