kiwisue (kiwisue) wrote,
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Starsky & Hutch

A while ago a friend lent me Season One of Starsky & Hutch. I was a fan of the show years (many, many years) ago - David Soul was the one I adored back then. I've been working my way through the episodes. Although I've been enjoying them I can't say they've rekindled the flame.

Anyway, 'The Fix' is the episode that many people seem to think is the best one. I don't agree - there are too many reality check moments that annoy me. I scream "get a doctor!" at the TV every time I see the scene where Huggy Bear brings the tray of coffee up to the room. How the hell did they know what sort of crap he'd had shot into him?

I vastly prefer 'Pariah', which I watched again tonight. A good script and good work by both actors, but especially PMG. And all that caring stuff, nicely underplayed. I think the reason I can't get into S&H is that all the over-emoting rots my brain, but this episode works. I love the court sequence where the witness changes his story, the visit to the mother's house, the moment when Starsky jumps onto the bonnethood *g* of the truck as it backs out... even the scene when they're grilling Tramaine, because Rozakis' performance as the junkie is very good.

S&H friends - any thoughts?
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