You know what I should be watching in my scant free time? I should be watching season 4 of The Wire so that I can catch up and start watching the current season 5 so I can stop frustrating my co-worker JKB who wants to talk about all the plot twists and turns each week. But, for some reason I got it into my head that I needed to watch Columbo. And, of course, I'm a completist so I started with the first made-for-TV movie (I'm not too crazy, however, so I haven't gone back to the pre-Falk short mystery that became a stage play that became Prescription: Murder.
There's a lot that's dated about this movie, and a certain slowness, but you can already tell why Falk's Columbo is so captivating.
FuzzyCo grade: A-