Monday, January 16, 2006

Nero Wolfe...a show I'd give a lot to see more of.

How many of you are fans of the discontinued A&E series, Nero Wolfe?  I love the show and was so disappointed when it ran for only two seasons.  My dh and I have bought both seasons on DVD and will get into a kick of watching all the shows through.  I'm not sure if its the superb acting, the incredible videography or the level of attention to detail in the show, but we really love every single episode.
 
I'm not a huge television watcher, but if Nero Wolfe returned to the screen on a weekly basis, I'd watch faithfully. :)

8 comments:

Brandy said...

I loved Nero Wolfe. I liked Archie the best. I enjoyed the dry wit and thought the shows were intelligently done. The biography channel shows it in Sundays. I miss it, too.

Lucy Monroe said...

Ahhh...another fan who understands. :) I think Timothy Hutton did some of his most brilliant acting/directing with the Nero Wolfe series. Didn't you just love the color composition of the cinematography??

Brandy said...

I loved the true-to-time period sets and costime and vocabulary. Timothy Hutton was the best part of the show. I did love the way the cast of actors played different people each episode, (except for Archie and Nero).

Lucy Monroe said...

Me too, Brandy...everyone on the show was just so talented. I loved the theater feel that the same characters playing different parts gave to the show. It is really, really, really too bad that they couldn't get another network interested in it when A&E dropped the series as an original show.

Holly said...

I don't watch much TV at all, so I'm not even familiar with this show...what's it about? Is it something worth picking up the DVD's for? Just curious.

On another note: I finally read Touch Me. Sooo great! You can see my review of it here:

http://sanctuarysbookblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/touch-me-by-lucy-monroe.html

Lucy Monroe said...

Holly...it's definitely a show worth buying on DVD. We saw it first at my mom's and because we don't watch a lot of TV, we also bought the series on DVD. We were so disappointed when they stopped making the show.

And your review is awesome! Thank you!!!

Hugs,
Lucy

Anonymous said...

If you like the A&E show, read the books! There are over 50 Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout, a lot of which contain 2 or more short stories. Look for the number in the title - like "Trio for Blunt Instruments" (3 stories).

You know the disclaimer in the front of a book asserting that characters aren't real - Here's Rex Stout's - the best ever! "The characters in this book are imaginary, and resemblances to them, if any, borne by actual persons or corpses are accidental and in some cases deplorable".

There is also a cookbook of the recipes prepared in the stories, called, of course. "The Nero Wolfe Cookbook".

Love your stories, Lucy!

Lucy Monroe said...

Oh, how cool...I had no idea there was a cookbook! My mom leant me her copies of the books (I've yet to read them, so now I've got incentive). But I really want to get the cookbook. LOL

Hugs,
Lucy