Spring and I are
eating dinner at the Starlite Diner and the motif is a
50s/early 60s. On the wall next to us is a framed article about James
Garner and the TV show Maverick.
Seeing that reminded me of a theory I have.
“Did I ever tell you about my TV Detective/Police Show Theory?” I asked
“Umm … ” said Spring, face scrunching up. “I don't think so.”
“It goes like this: Any television detective or police show will always
look like it was filmed in the 70s.”
“Yes. Of course you have your actual 70s detective/police shows
Rockford Files or Baretta but even such shows as
Magnum P.I. or Simon & Simon look like they were made in the 70s.”
“Those were the 80s, right?”
“Yes,” I said. “But to look at them now, it still screams 70s. Much
like Hill Street
Spring thought for a second. “What about Dragnet?” she asked.
“Um … ” She had me. I had to think fast on my feet. “Okay, make that
the Color TV Detective/Police Show Theory.”
“Okay … ”
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