Saturday, March 08, 2014
This week I checked out Season 1 of Perry Mason at the library. I only get it for a week and I know that I will not be able to watch all the episodes in only 1 week but I'll give it a shot.
So far I've seen one DVD and part of the 2nd one. Good stuff. I love the clothing in these period shows. And how polite everyone is to each other. I am amazed at all the smoking that everyone does though. Guess the tobacco industry was a big sponsor.
Anyway Bob Newhart shows were only good for about 3,000 steps, Perry Mason is worth over 6,000. Mostly because I've been running in place for more than half of each episode. I did time Perry today and the episode runs for slightly over 50 minutes; not including the opening and closing intros. I've been watching 2 at a time with a floor exercise break during the 2nd episode. So he is worth a lot of steps.
Plus there is that 'Paul Drake' factor. Good looking man and very easy on the eyes. Wonder whatever happened to the actor that played him? Was he ever in any movies on his own? I have recognized quite a few of the people on trial. A very young June Lockhart today, a young Angie Dickinson yesterday. I think the fellow who played Mr Whipple was a character too (not real tall).
I am having way too much fun with these old movies and TV shows.