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Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

I just want to see if the ratings are generally shared by fans .
As a fan who watched the very first episode broadcast, it's certainly possible that newer fans align more with Catz than I do.

Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

"Columbo Under Glass" is entertaining and ambitious, but the ratings are very flawed... I personally think of "Etude in Black," "Death Lends a Hand," "Suitable for Framing," and some of his other "poor" episodes are among the series' very BEST.

As with the section of the book where he suggests some pretty awful "better" titles for some episodes... this is one of the things I prefer to ignore about "Under Glass."

Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

It's weird because the titles he rates "excellent" are all of high quality.
He seems to prefer the later seasons for some reason.
Maybe because they were directed in a more convential style . . the eps. from season one and two tended to be much more stylish.

Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

How anyone could rate "Suitable for framing" as poor is completely beyond me.

Having not read the book I'd love to know what the justification is for that rating?

Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

Wow. I'll definitely not bother with this book then.

Re: Are these episodes "bad" or "poor" ( COLUMBO Under Glass) ???

Mark R.Y. (Steinmetz)
Wow. I'll definitely not bother with this book then.
Please don't let me discourage you
just because I disagree with some ratings.

As I mentioned before, his ' Best' episodes coincide with mine almost one-to-one.

Plus, you get info on the later episodes.
Brucr