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Remington Steele
 
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Susannah - 11:19am Dec 19, 2006 PST(#11873 of 11878)

Last week I finally wandered out to the local bijou and took in Casino Royale. Holy smoke! If only Brosnan could have had a script so devoid of puns. Alas, the former Steele portrayer was the beneficiary of the dubious honour of the Moore era smarmy double entendres.

Susannah


Susannah - 05:06pm Dec 29, 2006 PST(#11874 of 11878)

In the bustle of the happy holiday season, somehow the TV was turned to a local channel that loads itself up with classic television and an episode of that little comedy Mad About You came on. It was the one where they flash back and explain How They Met (aka, the meet cute).

At some point a character was commenting on the leading man's twinkling eyes, and a moment or so later, another character remarked "Have you ever seen Remington Steele?" or words to that effect.

Since your Susannah was re-stringing some Christmas lights, she missed the punchline, if there was a punchline, or the connection, if there was a connection (between the twinkling eyes and Remington Steele, not the Christmas lights).

Was someone suggesting that twinkling eyes was a sure sign that someone was really a fraud? Because I'm sure it has never been suggested that the guy that played the husband on Mad About You bears any kind of resemblance to the Man o' Steele.

Susannah


Lauryn - 07:37pm Jan 1, 2007 PST(#11875 of 11878)

Susannah shares some Bond regrets:

Last week I finally wandered out to the local bijou and took in Casino Royale. Holy smoke! If only Brosnan could have had a script so devoid of puns. Alas, the former Steele portrayer was the beneficiary of the dubious honour of the Moore era smarmy double entendres.

It's a shame he never got a start-to-finish classic Bond film with Fleming source material and smarter dialogue. PB seemed more turned on by the lines he got to say in "The Matador" and the "Tailor of Panama" or Remington Steele, for that matter, at least in the humour department. Even Sir Roger got better one-liners than Brosnan did, on balance, even though Moore did have some of the worst in the series. In Casino Royale they tried to avoid that like the plague, but they still had some clumsy bits trying to be clever. The stuff on the train where Bond and Vesper are each trying to suss out the other and we / they learn that they are both orphans had me listening for the creaking sound of the Gleasonophone.<wink> I know this is an origin story and all that, but how is it that most writers develop tin ears when they try to mix banter and psychoanalysis? You wish the Paul Haggis of "Due South" had shown up instead of the Haggis from "Crash."

If his body weren't so ab-fab, new Bond Daniel Craig would fit nicely in a French film noir, maybe a Belmondo sort of role, though there are camera angles where DC can nearly pass for traditionally good looking, which you can't really say of Jean-Paul.

You can tell Craig is no slacker and he's been to drama school but sometimes that stare is so single mindedly focused you suspect his Bond uses sex as a tension reliever more than anything else. When he grouses to Judi Dench about having to be half monk, half hitman, I wondered if he really would mind that much. Once the former (and long suffering) Mr. Steele got to have sex at regular intervals as 007 he never looked back. <wink>


Lauryn - 07:55pm Jan 1, 2007 PST(#11876 of 11878)

Susannah finds out that all channels lead to Remington Steele:

In the bustle of the happy holiday season, somehow the TV was turned to a local channel that loads itself up with classic television and an episode of that little comedy Mad About You came on. It was the one where they flash back and explain How They Met (aka, the meet cute).

At some point a character was commenting on the leading man's twinkling eyes, and a moment or so later, another character remarked "Have you ever seen Remington Steele?" or words to that effect.

At that point did Paul Reiser step out of character? And say something like, "Hey, I was in the episode, 'A Good Night's Steele.' It was my career hightlight!" Since that is a very fine example of the Deep Thinkin' Season, that wouldn't surprise me.

I don't mind Paul Reiser in small doses in a supporting / character role, but I think he would grate on my nerves as one half of a television duet.

Maybe the twinkling eyes thing is like an instant poker "tell." In which case, Steele and Laura could look across at each other the first time they "meet cute" and the con artistry game would be up for both of them.


Sue Devine - 07:30pm Jul 18, 2007 PST(#11877 of 11878)

With Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth to star together in Mama Mia, I feel this an appropriate forum to discuss the unmitigated joy of having my 2 favorites together in one film. Are we approaching the appocalypse? One wonders.

I am currently making my way through every CF flim and P&P fanfic ever made. Anyone want to discuss Apartment Zero or the unfortunate Playmaker?

PB has said that CF was much more nimble that himself learning the dance numbers. I for one am not suprised.

How are you all?

New Sue


Alice Farro - 06:53am Mar 5, 2013 PST(#11878 of 11878)

I remember I was 15 when I started to watch this show and until now itís still in my mind. I simply love the mixture of romance and comedy of this show and also the mystery. Itís all in one show thatís why it captured the hearts of its viewers. Well, one more thing, Pierce is really hot in this show. Haha! I would love to have the entire series on DVD and luckily found it at http://www.memorylanedvd.com/product.php?productid=36925&cat=0&page=1 . It was a nice copy though, certainly good quality! I really highly recommend this show Ė one of the best Iíve ever seen!!

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