In this series reboot, Nick Lewis learns of a bequest from his absentee father Buz Murdock, a 1961 Corvette. Just like his dad, Nick takes to the nation's highways, accompanied by an ...
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In this series reboot, Nick Lewis learns of a bequest from his absentee father Buz Murdock, a 1961 Corvette. Just like his dad, Nick takes to the nation's highways, accompanied by an outgoing Arthur who was thumbing his way across the country.
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The original Route 66 with Tod and Buz/Linc was absolutely wonderful and great! Each week bringing its viewers to a different actual location instead of some Hollywood 'set'. Engrossed in people's lives, always the 'good guys', you just couldn't help but fall in love with Tod, Buz and Linc. Back in the day when blue collar jobs were plentiful, wages were decent and cost of living was reasonable.
This show however, was a horrible attempt to re-create what the original series offered. Black and white shows were the best - back when writers knew how to actually write and audiences appreciated an intelligent show. These days TV seems to be made for morons or people who think it's fun to watch other people insult one another. That's why I prefer to check out old TV series from the local County Library or watch them on Netflix. I'll never pay for cable TV.
The Corvette in the original series was inherited by Tod from his dad (the only thing he left him as he died penniless) which is stated in the first Episode of Season one - a wonderful episode if you can find it. Likewise, Tod did most of the driving. The Sports Car never belonged to Buz (or Linc) so he could not have willed it to anyone - that's a fail right there. Buz would not have abandoned a son since he himself had grown up in an orphanage. It was never stated the car was Red - in fact in interviews with Milner, Maharis and Silliphant (the original writer) they stated the car was blue and sometimes green. The car did change with the latest models.
Going even further - some may think Route 66 was fashioned after "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac, whom Buz and Linc resembled a bit. I however, think that Milner was the better actor and was overlooked time and time again for his abilities - just because he didn't have dark hair and a pretty boy face - although he was very tall and handsome! Milner had a big part in "Valley of the Dolls" and later went to to star in Adam12. He is now 80 years old and looks it. If you look hard enough, I'm sure you can find an episode of the original series that was filmed in your state or possibly your home town! That's one of the wonderful things that was so great about the original series - they actually filmed on location!
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