Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
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 Archie Goodwin (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Nero Wolfe (27 episodes, 2001-2002)
Colin Fox ...
 Fritz Brenner (26 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Inspector Cramer (25 episodes, 2001-2002)
R.D. Reid ...
 Sergeant Purley Stebbins (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Saul Panzer (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Avery Ballou / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Bockstael ...
 Agent Stahl / ... (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Lily Rowan / ... (17 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Schurmann ...
 Director #2 / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nicky Guadagni ...
 Elaine Usher / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Cecil Grantham / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Orrie Cather (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Director #1 / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Austin 'Dinky' Byne / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Fred Durkin (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christine Brubaker ...
 Hattie Harding / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

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In part 1 of "Prisoner's Base," Archie's paycheck reveals his weekly salary ($200) and Wolfe's address (914 West 35th Street). See more »

Quotes

[Wolfe pretends to have lost his mind]
Nero Wolfe: Aren't you a physician? Don't you know a nervous breakdown when you see one?
Dr. Vollmer: Yes. Yes, I do.
Nero Wolfe: Well, then, what's the matter with it?
Dr. Vollmer: It doesn't seem, um, typical.
Nero Wolfe: That's a faulty observation! That's a defect in your training! Specifically, it's a persecution complex, you idiot!
Dr. Vollmer: And who's been doing the persecuting?
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not mere background noise. deserves one's full attention and more.

I love this series passionately. A murder mystery set in the late 50s, with fast-paced wit and style. It gets you thinking not just about the murders, but about the people; how they really behave and how sharp one has to be to keep up with the threads of so many suspects lives and possible motives.

The books are just as fast paced and difficult to follow as the TV series can be. Definitely not for mothers who intend to get the knitting/ironing done while half concentrating on the TV.

But you've never seen such quality on American television - in fact, you'd almost swear it was British. The script is impeccable, the cast perfect, the performances true to the novel, and obviously Timothy Hutton is loving every minute of his role as Archie Goodwin. (a role which he has made successfully jump straight from the pages of Rex Stout's novels, onto the screen.)

But the best part; you can watch them over and over, because there'll always be an angle you missed, a glance, a witty line, a plot twist. And knowing how often TV shows are repeated isn't this a godsend? Haven't we had enough of the crud you can watch with your eyes closed, while-knitting-on-the-phone-doing-the-ironing?


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