Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
Former high school English teacher and famed mystery writer Jessica Fletcher has a gift for solving mysteries. You see, it seems murder follows her around, whether it be to the houses of her seemingly endless number of friends, nieces, and nephews, or right in her hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica is sometimes assisted by her friend Dr. Seth Hazlitt or the local sheriff, Amos Tupper and Tupper's successor, Mort Metzger, a former New York City cop. Sometimes, later in the series, Jessica would only serve as narrator. In later seasons, Jessica moved to Manhattan to teach criminology at fictional Manhattan University.Written by
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I acknowledge that I love Angela Lansbury. If you think of her only as the lovely and charming Jessica Fletcher of "Murder She Wrote", then I implore you to see the original "The Manchurian Candidate".
This series has the same level of care and attention to detail that went into all-time great shows such as "Breaking Bad" and "The Andy Griffith Show". It rarely disappoints. The guest roster is amazing. I discovered that fact when I was struck by the performance of an attractive older woman whom I later discovered to be the legendary Jean Simmons. But she is only one of a rainbow of actors from every corner of Hollywood.
I apologize for the lack of specifics in this commentary; but I felt I needed to put in writing my admiration for a show that has given me so much pleasure and comfort, especially in its civility, in recent years.
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