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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


Another show I didn't see (well maybe I saw something but have long since forgot), but I hear is good so I am going to watch rather than skimming. To busy watching others shows like "Columbo".
Again, as with "Matlock", I don't feel it's right to watch all the seasons for free, so I'll do two or three and that's it.

"Murder of Sherlock Holmes"
By: John Addison

This is the only episode Addison scored.

  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:10 in. I keep thinking it'll break out into "Santa Claus is coming to town".
  • 6:28 in.
  • 7:38 in.
  • 19:45 in.
  • 28:05 in.
  • 29:45/30:07/31:18 in.
  • 36:30 in.
  • 40:03 in.
  • 53:57 in.
  • 54:53 in.
  • 57:33 in.
  • 1:03:13 in.
  • 1:12:57 in.
  • 1:19:48 in.
  • 1:31:56 in.

    That's nearly all the score. The whole score should be released. Or at least all the cues I cited.

    Addison won an Emmy for his score.
    The other nominees that lost
    "Miami Vice"
    Episode: Evan" (the Hammer)

    Episode: "Triangles" (Angela Morley)

    "St. Elsewhere"
    Episode: "Fade to White" (J.A.C. Redford)

    "Cagney & Lacey"
    Episode: "Organized Crime" (Nan Schwartz)

    "Deadly Lady
    By: David Bell

  • 6:40 in.
  • 13:49 in.
  • 17:00 in.
  • 33:42 in.
  • 36:58 in.
  • 40:51 in.
  • 43:31 in.
  • 47:12 in.

    Guest-starring Claude Akins.

     Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 12:19 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Birds of a Feather"
    By: Lance Rubin

    This is Rubin's only effort for the series.

  • 1:18 in. Opens with a breezy and kind of lush orchestral piece, where for a moment, it kinds of reminded me of Horner (specifically his Trek work).
  • 15:48 in.
  • 27:25 in.
  • 31:24 in.
  • 33:57 in.
  • 42:23 in.

    Goddamn, even in this series people walk into a room and pick up the murder weapon and get caught by somebody who just happens to handily be coming by at that moment! If I had a CinemaSins-style Youtube channel, I'd be sinning this shit every time!

    And they're having affairs, too now. 1980's TV: Murders, affairs, and cops who need help from people who are not cops.

    "Hooray for Homicide"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • About 1:20 in.
  • 3:50 in.
  • 5:26 in.
  • 9:30/10:13 in.
  • 10:41 in.
  • 14:44 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 16:21 in.
  • 28:48 in.
  • 32:10 in.
  • 37:07 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 46:00 in.

    "It's a Dog's Life"
    By: David Bell

     Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 2:50 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Lovers and Other Killers"
    By: Richard Markowitz (sped up, flipped, cropped, and lower quality)

  • About 1:15 in.
  • 12:32/13:14 in. That short but nice outro cue can be tacked onto the second one.
  • 15:10 in.
  • 21:03 in.
  • 30:14 in.*
  • 35:45 in. Very pleasant but short cue using part of the Addison theme.
  • 37:13 in. Perhaps this could be tagged onto the above cue.
  • 39:50 in.

    I like how this episode leaves you with just enough doubt and suspicion end to the very end.

    LOL, complaining about a secretary making $5.60 an hour. Some complaints never go away. fifty years from now: Man, you're an expensive employee at $20.00 an hour.

    Sometimes when I see Fletcher, there are certain looks and movements that remind me of hte evil queen from the Jim Henson Kermit the Frog-starring short, "The Frog Prince". I know, that's awful, but that's what I see.

    * = CinemaSins voice: "She survives this."

    "You ask a lot of questions."
    Fletcher: "I'm nosey."

    "Hit, Run and Homicide"
    By: David Bell (sped up, flipped, cropped, and lower quality)

  • 1:11 in.
  • 4:06 in.
  • 9:50 in.
  • 10:58 in.*
  • 22:23 in. Continued after the commercial break. Almost five minutes.
  • 38:31 in.

    * = CinemaSins voice: "Also attended the Prometheus School of Running Away from Things."

    "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"
    By: David Bell

  • 5:35 in.
  • 12:27 in.
  • 17:25 in.
  • 20:47/25:47 in.
  • 30:23 in.
  • 47:13 in.

    "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 2:16 in.
  • 10:10 in.
  • 23:25 in.
  • 29:16 in.
  • 37:18/40:41 in.
  • 46:40 in.

    Guest-starring William Conrad. You know, it might have been all kinds of good fun had Frank Cannon, "Cannon", appeared on the show.

    This is Claude Akins' final episode. He was a regular character, a friend of Fletcher.

    32:55 in: That's an extremely obvious painting that is supposed to be passing for real life behind them.

    Every time I hear the words "Cabot Cove", I think of a 1977 failed pilot I've been trying to find a video of online for years called "The Cabot Connection" (to hear the score); no relation to the series, but that would have made a good name for a spin-off.

    Major Anatole Karzof (William Conrad, Russian KGB)): "Ours is a war of attrition, misses fletcher; that was a warning shot across your bow -- don't be deceived by my gentle manner."

     Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 1:56 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Death Casts a Spell"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 10:25 in.
  • 15:44 in.
  • 19:10 in.
  • 39:10 in. The rise and fall kind of reminds me of two-note Gozer idea from "Ghostbusters".
  • 35:52 in. Car chase music; well, more like the kind of car chase music you would have heard on "Remington Steele". So, good stuff in other words.

    I hate it when TV series build the plot of their episodes around bullshit.

    "Capitol Offense"
    By: David Bell

  • 3:23 in.
  • 12:13 in.
  • 14:12 in.
  • 37:15 in.

    This should have been titled: Misses Fletcher Goes to Washington: And Solves a Murder.

    Detective: "When people move bodies, I ask why."

    fletcher: "I am a cop, when I'm at the type writer."

    "Broadway Malady"
    By: Richard Markowitz

    "Murder to a Jazz Beat"
    By: Richard Markowitz

    I'm hoping for a jazzy score...

  • 2:34 in.

    If I were compiling a set of season one scoring, I'd skip this episode score.

    "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"
    By: David Bell

  • 1:20 in.
  • 3:49 in.
  • 15:10 in.
  • 16:54 in.
  • 26:35 in.
  • 32:25 in.
  • 43:06 in.

    Guest-starring Leslie Nielsen.

    "Paint Me a Murder"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 17:28 in.
  • 25:42 in.
  • 27:07 (brief lull)/28:04 in.
  • 33:33 in.
  • 35:58 in.

    So ... why can't the killer be ambidextrous?

    "Tough Guys Don't Die"
    By: David Bell

    "Sudden Death"
    By: David Bell

  • 4:04 in. Music Sam Spence would have appreciated.
  • 27:57 in.
  • 47:12 in.

     Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 1:49 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    "Footnote to Murder"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 3:45 in.
  • 15:35 in.
  • 18:30/19:08 in.
  • 23:10 in.
  • 32:13 in.
  • 38:57 in.
  • 43:49 in.

    "Murder Takes a Bus"
    By: David Bell

  • 4:28 in. Parodying the driving scene score from "Psycho". There's a brief lull.
  • 21:30 in.
  • 24:26 in.
  • 35:59 in.
  • 41:40 in.
  • 45:08 in.

    Aside from the pilot, from memory this is the most consistently good score over all. I wouldn't be opposed to the whole score being released; I did, after all only skip a three or four of short cues and there was nothing wrong with them.

    This isn't the first score to a TV series that used Herrmann; see my "Flying High" thread for an another one that did a lot of homaging:

    "Armed Response"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • About 11:30 in. The source music, the news theme on TV.

    If I were compiling a set of season one scoring, I'd skip this episode score. Maybe include the news theme as a bonus track.

    "Murder at the Oasis"
    By: David Bell

  • 11:14 in.
  • 36:40/19:35/22:38 in. Yes, I have a cue out of order because I think the cues would work combined in this order. A short beat and then 19:35 begins.

    I can't imagine skipping any of the cues; all cited ones should be on a season one set.

    18:20 in: Finally, a police officer corrects the inaccurate "Silencer" term!

    "Funeral at Fifty-Mile"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 1:17 in.
  • 15:12 in.*
  • 40:20 in.
  • 46:20 in.

    * = CinemaSins voice: "Come see this cliché. Just fucking say it!"

    "You can both suck eggs!"

     Posted:   Jun 15, 2019 - 12:41 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 2:

    "Widow, Weep for Me"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 1:18 in. And tropical-music sounding source music that follows it.
  • 10:23 in. The tropical-music sounding source music.
  • 23:21 in.

    "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly"
    By: David Bell

  • 22:38/24:53 in.

    "Murder in the Afternoon"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 0:46 in.
  • 13:27 in.
  • 21:25 in.
  • 43:13/44:39 in.

    "School for Scandal"
    By: David Bell

  • 12:14 in.
  • 47:14 in.

    "Sing a Song of Murder"
    By: David Bell

  • 10:11 in.
  • 19:48 in.
  • 24:44 in.

    "Reflections of the Mind"
    By: Richard Markowitz

  • 4:13 in.
  • 18:08 in.
  • 25:13 in.
  • 36:27 in.

    That's it for today.

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