Okay okay, so, here’s my idea. 

Throw John Steed, Emma Peel, Simon Templar and John Drake together into a room and tell them “You’re a team now. Go save England.”

Would England not be saved? 


Hey! It’s back! 

Having watched more of The Prisoner, though, I don’t know. Then again, Drake isn’t supposed to be the Prisoner, is he? 

I don’t care what anyone says, I always thought Drake was the Prisoner. That’s my headcanon and I’m sticking to it.

Honestly though? He would hate John Steed and Simon Templar, and I’m pretty sure he would find Emma Peel annoying. He would be the Stannis Baratheon of Team England.

Which wouldn’t be so bad, maybe.

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Yes! wtf! Rolling around and lifting up their pants legs? This is like some strange alternate universe or something. Oh, but wait, that was the 70s…

Now I think I need to watch Husbands … I really do love Cassavetes.

OMG! Any idea what year this is? I haven’t even finished watching this but this is amazing!!

September 18, 1970

Did you get to the part where they start rolling around on the floor? I’m just . .  .I have no words.

There is more information here.


(small voice) and Ben Gazzara dances!


LoT thinks if I write it I’ll be exiled. Now, of course, I have to write it :D And no, not Qycelle.


Etude In Black
S02E01 - Originally broadcast Sept 17 1972
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto, Written bySteven Bochco
Starring John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner and Myrna Loy

Falk collaborator Cassavetes plays a classical symphony conductor with a simultaneous yen for shtupping the piano player … and murder! Falk and Cassavetes also take turns behind the camera. NBC requested that this episode be stretched out from a 90 minute runtime to a full two hours, meaning something like an additional twenty minutes had to be shot. There’s a scene in Cassavetes’ character’s mansion which is probably wholly a product of these two.

Speaking of the mansion. dumb trivia/coincidence: The mansion is a location in LA called The Bundy House and was used, among other shots, as the governor’s mansion in the opening of the 1980s Robert Guillame sitcom Benson. Likewise, Columbo first appears in this episode in his veterinarian’s office, and the name on the vet’s door is … DR.BENSON! Dunh Dunh dunnnnnnh!

Myrna Loy plays the symphony’s patron in a manner from a whole other era of film. I love Myrna Loy, but she’s definitely bringing a whole different sensibility of performance to this role than any other actor.

Tremendously hilarious voiceover/redubbing from a character named Sgt.Meyer, who seemed to be speaking through his nose inside a bathroom accessible only through a tin-can telephone. 

Etude in Black is discussed on the latest episode of Just One More Thing, with special guest Mallory Ortberg!


The Optima 70 has been repaired. The carriage release was stuck and had to be pried open with a screwdriver. “Jam free guarantee” = FAIL.


The Optima 70 has been repaired. The carriage release was stuck and had to be pried open with a screwdriver. “Jam free guarantee” = FAIL.


Anyone who has not yet experienced Theater of Blood (1972) with Vincent Price and Diana Rigg needs to go seek it out right now. Right. Now. Go. I’ll wait. 

Oh, I saw that movie decades ago. It’s amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Anon, you are evil, but I am going to rise to the challenge. Consider it on the list.


I Love You, But Goodbye - Chapter 15 - Homeward

Brienne and Jaime find old friends and foster new relationships.