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Old October 28 2013, 10:26 PM   #28
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Re: NBC rebooting Murder, She Wrote...'cause Ironside worked so well..

Christopher wrote: View Post
What made it work was Angela Lansbury's talent and charisma, and the legion of name guest stars she was surrounded with, and the cleverness of the writing and the mysteries.
Was it clever? Whenever I watched it, Jessica solved the case by pulling heretofore-unknown facts out of thin air and fingering a suspect who hadn't been discussed before. I figured out pretty fast that you can generally tell "whodunit" by observing which character figures into the story the least.
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