I Will Never Get Tired of Lieutanant Columbo

Canada
May 27, 2007 7:18pm CST
I started watching this TV series when I was ten years old. My father used to explain to a bit the story to me, well at least during the first 5 minutes of the movie before diving into the investigation himself letting me guessing as best as I could what was going on. I grew up loving this series, I think that I watched all the episodes more than once. I do not mind watching them over and over again. Some of these episodes go back to the early seventies and it is sometimes funny to see Columbo completely fascinated by an answering machine or an archaic computing machine. This somehow makes the charm of those episodes. I also like the simple and apparently naive character of Columbo. Nevertheless, one has to make sure not to miss the first minutes of the episode, otherwise understanding the story will become a bit difficult. Tonight, I am watching an episode called 'Double Shock', it is hopefully going to put some happiness in the boring, gray and rainy Sunday evening. Do you like watching Columbo? Since when did you start watching it? Can you think of similar detectives? I think that Adrian Monk is a bit similar to Columbo.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Gosh I haven't seen him in ages! I used to watch him on tv when I was a kid, probably because my dad watched him. What is it about this man that makes you still love him? LOL He's goofy as can be and that whole "unkept" look drives me nuts, yet I just want to hug him! lol I do think he's good. I'm going to have to check out if they have him playing on any of the channels I have!
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• Canada
4 Jun 07
Well at least the show teaches us that appearances do not mean much in life. Columbo wears a dirty coat, he drives a very old french car, he looks dumb, yet he is a very clever and observant person. I like the funny way he follows to conduct his investigations.
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@Fishmomma (11537)
• United States
28 May 07
I was a regular watcher of the show. Peter Falk was so great as Columbo. One of my favorite episodes is called Murder Under Glass, which stars Louis Jourdan and Shera Danese, who is Peter Falk's wife. Jonathan Demme wad the director and this is a great one to not miss.
• Canada
29 May 07
I never seem to remember the titles of the shows. Though, I generally remember the episodes well. I will check for the one called Murder Under Glass. Thanks for the suggestion. I mostly watch the episodes in French as I am subscribed to the french mystery channel. I used to watch the episodes a few years ago in English on A and E. It was funny for me to hear Peter Falk's original voice for the first time. I am much more used to his french voice.
@anonymili (3140)
28 May 07
Ah yes Columbo, I love watching this show even to this day, I have watched the repeats so many times, my husband thinks I'm mad, he alway says "Haven't you see all of these before?" I probably have but I never tire of watching this funny lil man in his overcoat that he never seems to take off poke and poke at the murderer or criminal till it drives them nuts! I've been watching Columbo since my teens, that's a good 20 years now and will continue to watch it as long as they show it on TV! I also enjoy shows like Diagnosis Murder (which is quite funny), Father Dowling Invetigates, Murder She Wrote, Perry Mason, etc. All American shows which I've enjoyed for years! I don't think I've seen Adrian Monk though :)
• Canada
29 May 07
Last night' s episode was funny. Well, actually it was more a funny movie than a mystery movie because the end was more or less predictable. The episode was called Double shock. Columbo looked like a little kid in front of a lady who was keeping the house of the victim. A trouble making kid actually. I like Murder she wrote too. I like the character of Jessy Fletcher (if memory serves) despite she stands at the opposite end of the spectrum when compared to Columbo. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the other shows you mentioned.