Originally Posted by topbroker
Nero Wolfe is a great series, for general entertainment value and sartorial splendor. Man, does Timothy Hutton know how to wear those clothes! I love the Wolfe novels and stories too. If I could be one fictional character, it would be Archie Goodwin, both for his wardrobe and his breezy attitude toward life. I must catch up with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes -- I've been a Holmes fan since boyhood.
I completely agree -- I was weaned on Holmes, but I never wanted to be
Homes. When I watched Wolfe,
I always wanted to be Archie, and was also a little sad the the world was no longer like that (not that it ever really was). It is in that sense that I am a very serious Wolfean and Holmesean; the sense that they practice some of which I wish existed these days. And yes, sartorially, the series is splendorous (though the yellow Dick Tracy suit in Death of a Doxy is a little disturbing). You may not have seen my post in LK's desk thread, but you may recognize some of the items and their provenance...the carefully PS'd book is in fact, a 1934 Fer de Lance, and Colt is a .32, and there is of course a Jack (not the
Jack, though I know the owner).
Do, do watch the Brett Holmes. He is a better Holmes than Hutton is Archie, which is saying something!
Originally Posted by bbaquiran
I didn't know they made a Nero Wolfe series! I was a fan of the old novels. I'm adding these to the download queue, along with the Sherlock Holmes previously mentioned. If you like whodunits, check out Jonathan Creek
Get it. The new (that is, five year old) series is the definitive Wolfe. If you enjoyed the books, you will enjoy this series. And yes, I agree on Jonathan Creek, as I've seen them all, and while witty, I've not found it has that elegance that keeps me going back though.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
I like your style! I'm also watching this. Just got the first DVD of season 2. In case you haven't seen it, season 1 finale was NUTS!
Great minds and all. Yes, I;ve seen the entire series -- it has superb dialogue, and there are so many excellent episodes: The U.S. Poet Laureate, Lord John Marbury, And It;s Surely to Their Credit, Shibboleth, Noel, Somebody's Going to Emergency, Dead Irish Writers, Swiss Diplomacy, Evidence of Things not Seen, Han, The Supremes,
and so many others. The first episode I saw was Arctic Radar,
which has a joke about alliteration, and as a lover of the English language I absolutely couldn't believe I'd just heard a joke about...alliteration, and on national TV. I was hooked. A former poster once said that TWW gave people hope of how government should
be, and that this was it's best attribute. I agree. Too bad reality is not as honorable. ~ Huntsman