Monday, February 15, 2016

TV's Shaft

Been binge watching the 1974 TV mystery movie series of SHAFT lately. In contrast to the version we met in the 3 R-rated films just prior to it, this guy doesn't operate out of Harlem at all but rather what appears to be Los Angeles. He's still black but he's decidedly middle class here, with middle class office and middle class clients as well as an upscale taste in suits and ties as opposed to his standard movie leathers. That said, these are quite entertaining mysteries with some fairly big name guest stars, all held together but the amazingly charismatic Ricard Roundtree.

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