THE ODD COUPLE (1970 – 1975)

The  Odd Couple (1970–1975)

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Cast: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Felix (Tony Randall) has moved in with his old friend Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), but there is a problem. Neat-freak Felix now is driving slob Oscar crazy. And the two tries to get along but Oscar gets in trouble and needs to get out of them with the help of his friend Felix. Can two divorced man can live with each other without killing each other.

The series was an adaptation of Neil Simon’s play of the same name. They did the movie then decided to do the series. First you have the play then the film and the series. It has a clue following like you will not believe. Do not see the remake that they did in 2015 it is not good stick withe original. The series won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series (Jack Klugman) with nominations for Outstanding Series—Comedy, Outstanding New Series, and Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series (Tony Randall). One of my best friend told me that was on one day back in the 1977 there were still reruns playing. I loved it. Funny as hell well written and casted. The thought that on neat freak and one who is not and disorganized  as hell who gets in trouble all the time and disrupt the peace and quiet that Felix need with funny one liner jokes was entertaining as hell. The first season was the introduction of Felix and Oscar. Terrific series and good times only.

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QUINCY M.E. (1976 – 1983)

Quincy M.E

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw. 

Cast: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito .

Quincy (Jack Klugman) Is a brilliant medical examiner who does not play by the rule and has the minimum respect for authority. I remember seeing this show  on Tv back in the 70’s back then there was quincy the first show about a Medical Examiner but now you have Jordan And that CSI series. They are rehashing and making it better. Quincy was the original one of them all. This is the first time let the audience of the series see these new techniques and research, including the build-up of a skeletal face to what the person could have looked like, finding evidence on a piece of clothing or shoes. 38 years ago they were tackling some issue that was not seeing on TV yet. Such topics as airplane safety, epidemics, political influence, riots, runaways and child pornography, post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a war experience, migrant workers, crash diets, child abuse, etc…… This show was ahead of its time .Klugman was perfect for this show he as done an outstanding job. His character was humorous yet serious and loved his job. Quincy has charisma and he cares. He was solving the case with the evidence that was presented in the front of him. Overall this is the show that started it all and what a great show it  was. If you get a chance of seeing it see it . It is available on DVD and i am pretty sure it is available on Netflix.

Quincy M.E.

Quincy M.E.