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knightlife t1_j6m1i41 wrote

This. It’s crazy to think it’s considered “fresh” now…not that I’m complaining, I quite love this genre. But I remember barely a decade ago when USA had its “characters welcome” phase that they then moved away from trying be super serious like everyone else. And don’t get me wrong; some fantastic programming came out of that new mandate. But it’s like we all pretended a certain segment of audiences no longer existed and now we’re shocked to discover “oh wait, yeah, people still want to watch this type of stuff”.


bros402 t1_j6n3z12 wrote

I miss the Blue Skies era, it was so good


Prax150 t1_j6n7qbw wrote

There hasn't really been a show like this in a long time and Columbo isn't on a major streaming service I don't think, so I don't blame anyone for thinking it's different.


knightlife t1_j6nc7c9 wrote

That’s…not really the point I was making. I’m critiquing Hollywood’s self-satisfied lauding of the show as groundbreakingly new when the audience demand was there all along and could be seen from precedent.


Prax150 t1_j6ne32b wrote

You said it's crazy that people are considering this show "fresh" and I explained to you why that my be the case for a lot of people who wouldn't be aware of Columbo or even the "characters welcome" stuff from 10-15 years ago.


knightlife t1_j6nei5j wrote

No, I said in general it’s crazy to consider it such, precisely for the reasons I then listed owing the blame to the industry. I never said people are crazy are feeling so.


throwawaylogin2099 t1_j6p8zyt wrote

Columbo is literally available on the same streaming service as Poker Face: Peacock. I've watched the entire run of Columbo on there.