Hi there, kids, just wanted to share something. For some reason I get the Chicago, IL. channel WGN on my cable, even though I’m in Los Angeles. They have decent shows here and there, so sometimes I leave it on in the background while I’m working from home. A few weeks ago, I had it on one night and The Rockford Files came on. Apparently they show it at 1 AM local time every weeknight, which is 11 PM my time.
This show started a year after I was born, in 1974, so I sometimes watched it with my folks when I was a kid, but never really understood what was going on. I caught it ocassionally in syndication in later years, and enjoyed it, but never got to really sit down and watch several episodes.
Lately, however, I’ve been watching it religously. The stories are excellent (for the most part), the acting is fabulous (especially James Garner), and I just love seeing what LA used to look like 30 years ago. The Rockford Files is turning into one of my favorite TV shows.
Anyway, that’s it. I just wanted to share my thoughts on this excellent TV show. Thanks. :)
Heh, didn’t everyone do that? When I used to go on tours with an old buddy of mine, he used to say “Rockford Files” whenever he whipped his car around in a parking lot. Of course, the fact that he drove a run-down 74 Custom 500 helped the illusion. ;-)