Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Moonlighting Season 2

Ah Moonlighting... Watching this show is like hanging out with old friends. How can you not enjoy the merry misadventures of David Addison and Maddie Hayes, the lovable, unqualified detectives who run the Blue Moon Detective Agency and manage to accidentally solve most of their cases? David and Maddie are the dynamic duo who revel in witty barbs, door slamming, and outrageous chase scenes. And let's not forget all that repressed attraction poorly covered up by their outward 'battle of the sexes'.

Season 2 is as irreverent and funny as the first. The plots are self-conciously outrageous, the comic timing and interplay between the two leads is perfect, and the writing has to be among the sharpest to have been transmitted over the airwaves.

Do ducks duck? Do bees bee? Does Spock beam up? I don't know... What I do know is that Moonlighting is one of the best and most unique TV shows I've ever seen, and is a shoo in for the best show of the 80s (despite the weaker later seasons). Explanations can't really do it justice though - it has to be experienced. Needless to say, I'm a fan...

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