Day 4: A favorite television program:
Well, we don’t have TV…so, I’ll take it to mean a favorite series…
One of my favorite mystery series is the Hercule Poirot episodes.. While three or four of them are either frightening or have some objectionable content, the rest of this huge series is wonderfully entertaining and intriguing. There are characters that soon become your best friends and plots that are often surprising and delightful.
Another favorite is the series of Sherlock Holmes movies done by Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I much prefer their Holmes story versions to Jeremy Brett’s, as I am able to sleep after watching these black and white movies! And I am happy to say that we have seen all but two of these fourteen movies that these two did together.
Another favorite series is the many movies of the Chinese detective Charlie Chan. They are also black and white. His shows are fun, exciting, and he, in nearly every movie, is ‘assisted’ by one of his older children from his pack of fourteen. We received more of the shows this year for Christmas, and have been devouring them.
And, finally, a very old TV serial from the 1940’s is also a favorite; Terry and the Pirates. While most of our friends would rant about how cheesy they are if they saw them, it is a favorite of mine and Kayla’s. It’s completely decent and exciting, with lovable, memorable characters, and as all serials, they have cliff hangers at the end of each episode that always left us crying, “Let us watch another one!”.
So these are my favorite series.