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Re: Undercover: Try it again, you might like it!

I agree that “Undercover” has its merits, including a neat final clue.

Re: Undercover: Try it again, you might like it!

I've always enjoyed "UNDERCOVER", even though it's not at all in the Columbo formula. The best part, to me, was the interaction between Columbo and Sgt. Brown (Harrison Page). Also giving a strong performance is the usually "meh" Shera Danese. Burt Young's appearance is an added bonus. Some light moments and some good detective work type of scenes. I thought Tyne Daly's performance was actually quite good. The "I don't like memories" conversation with Columbo is somewhat poignant. I know some will disagree with Columbo getting pistol-whipped and actually pulling a gun on someone, but it feels like the right thing for him to do as an undercover cop messing with a tough guy.

Re: Undercover: Try it again, you might like it!

It's literally not a COLUMBO episode.
Falk bought the story not knowing it wasn't suitable for adaptation .
He only filmed it because he spent the money. The character is named " Columbo" but it's not our COLUMBO.
Yuck!