Thursday, April 3, 2014
C is for : Charlie's Angels!
I'm sure it's no surprise, especially after yesterday's hint, that "C" is for Charlie's Angels. The show that made Farrah Fawcett-Majors a household word as well as launching the career of Jacklyn Smith, Charlie's Angels was a p.i. drama revolving around three gorgeous, recent, graduates of the police academy who were given less than exciting assignments.
They're lifted from the drudgery of police work by Charles Townsend who hires them for his private investigation firm. Townsend is not only rich and well connected, but also the "mysterious" type. The only contact his Angels have with him is via a telephone (back before the days of Skype, of course) speaker box and his liaison, Bosley.
The original Angels were Farrah Fawcett-Majors (then wife to a certain Six Million Dollar Man actor) the 'sporty' of the three, Jill Monroe. Kate Jackson played Sabrina Duncan, the defacto leader of the trio while Jacklyn Smith was Kelly Garret, the tough, but caring, backbone of the group. Later seasons brought new Angels Cheryl Ladd (Kris, sister of Jill, Monroe), Shelley Hack (Tiffany Wells), and Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers).
I've always loved p.i. shows and Charlie's Angels was no exception. Of course it didn't hurt that these gumshoes were extremely easy on the eyes. While it stuck to the formulaic police drama style of writing, it also had quite a few comedic undertones that kept thing on an upbeat note, regardless of the crime that week.
With this letter, I'm going to start doing "honorable mentions". Because, well, some letters of the alphabet just had so many cool shows attached to them and I couldn't showcase them all. :)
Honorable Mentions: Car 54 Where Are You, China Beach, and CHiPS
Tune in tomorrow and find out what happens when a Canadian Mountie and his pet wolf come down to Chicago.....