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May 26th, 2006


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11:57 am - Ideas colliding: I watch "Randall & Hopkirk (deceased)"
Every now and then I try a show on DVD that just sounds interesting. Randall & Hopkirk (deceased) is a British buddy-detective show from (I think) the 70's. When I saw the main premise, I knew I would have to at least try it out.

From the Netflix entry:
In this series' mix of drama, romance and humor, the London private investigative business of best friends Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) and Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) seems over when Marty is killed in a hit-and-run accident. But his ghost returns (visible only to Jeff) to find his killer, leaving a luckless Jeff to handle Marty's devotion to -- and jealousy of -- his wife (Annette Andre), who struggles with his death while becoming a detective.

I've seen the pilot episode, and yes, it is exactly as cheesy as it sounds. *shakes head sadly*

But I had to at least give it a shot, because "detective's ghost returns from the grave to detect his own murder" was a mystery novel I was plotting in high school. Darn those Brits for tackling the idea first!
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From:kerravonsen
Date:May 26th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Darn those Brits for tackling the idea first!

LOL!

Yes, I've seen a few episodes of "Randall & Hopkirk (deceased)"... not bad, not one of my favourites, though. Apparently the Brits did a modern remake a few years ago, but I don't know how good it is.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 30th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I found a reference to said remake online somewhere, but the DVDs are very much the original. Heh.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:May 29th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
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But I had to at least give it a shot, because "detective's ghost returns from the grave to detect his own murder" was a mystery novel I was plotting in high school. Darn those Brits for tackling the idea first!

Uh-oh. You're not the only one. My niece had the same idea. I'll have to Netflix the show for her, because it sounds like something she'd like. Cheesy is not a problem, I don't think. We like cheesy--we're crackers.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 30th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
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*facepalm* I figured it wasn't a totally original idea, but I'm rather amused to find someone at such a close remove.

And I don't know if this is something you guys would like or not--the idea is still cool, but I'm so spoiled by CSI and other mystery shows that I just couldn't quite get into. I liked the characters, though. And I giggled quite a lot through the pilot, because they're so British, and because it's such a formula buddy-show.

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