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NBC (ended 1987)

What They Did Best...

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    ScreechMonkey

    [1]Jun 22, 2006
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    Remington Steele worked for so many reasons -- great concept, tight scripts, stellar acting, etc, etc...

    But I'm curious...What do you think Remington/Pierce and Laura/Stephanie did best:

    A) Action (Running and jumping and leaping, oh my!) 

    B) Bicker 

    C) Comedy 

    D) Foreplay 

    E) Solve mysteries 


    BAN BOND...BRING BACK BROSNAN!

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    Lokar

    [2]Jun 24, 2006
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    1. Comedy

    2. Solve cases


    I thought this show, while it was light-hearted, was one of the better ones for presenting its case stories. I don't think I ever found myself saying, "When is it going to end?" or, "What are they talking about now?" It's easy in a detective show to have the case itself be either too simple or too dense. I think RS was a nice balance between the two.

    They were also very funny. I liked that.

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    ScreechMonkey

    [3]Jun 24, 2006
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    WOW, Lokar!  "Comedy" and "Solve Cases", huh?!?!  I've posed this question on other RS boards and always got the same two answers -- "Bicker" and "Foreplay"!!!  You are a very unique Remington Steele fan, I guess.  So tell me, what were your favorite comedic scenes or episodes?  (I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours!)

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    Xenos1981

    [4]Jul 3, 2006
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    Definitely bicker and foreplay!!!  It's the whole crux of the show.  To be honest, I never really watched it for the mysteries.  I was more interested in Laura's and Remington's relationship.  Only now (20 years later) am I beginning to see what well-crafted mysteries they actually were...although I still enjoy the bickering and foreplay best of all!
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    aerips

    [5]Oct 16, 2006
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    The thing that made it work for me was that it so successfully combined all of those aspects. Along with the on-going untangling of the mystery of who exactly was this man who was "Remington Steele". Great scripts.
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    daisyduke71

    [6]Nov 29, 2006
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    They did action and solveing cases and getting into trouble. Like when Remington got cracked in the head in 'Steele Fabrics'.
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    ClassicCouples

    [7]Dec 4, 2006
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    Lokar wrote:
    I thought this show, while it was light-hearted, was one of the better ones for presenting its case stories.


    I agree. Although the foreplay and Pierce Brosnan were big reasons for my becoming addicted to this show, Lokar is right. There weren't many times that I thought the storyline was unbelievable. It kept your interest enough that you didn't have time to think about it. Very well done.
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