McMillan & Wife?*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by nikh33, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    Liverpool, England
    OK it's not high art but something about this show I really liked as a teenager (make that someone, yes, it was Susan Saint James- naturally!)
    BUT wasn't there a disappointing final season just called Macmillian with dear ol' Rock and no Sally? And am I imagining it or did the first episode explain the new situation with the words; "well, in the six months since your wife died in a plane crash you've been pretty glum, why not go on holiday and pull a new chick?" or something close to that. was that the ONLY reference to his ever having been married? They must have been pretty sore at St James leaving the show- or- well, what's the story? Anyone?
  2. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    From Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMillan_and_Wife

    I remember that show (both versions). I was surprised to see that it aired as late as '77.
  3. jason100x

    jason100x Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen this in many years but I remmeber that it was a pretty good show.
  4. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    They just don't write dialogue like that anymore.
  5. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    What's interesting is the lack of interest the public had for MacMillian compared to the earlier show....
  6. 120dB

    120dB Active Member

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    Baltimore, MD
    The only thing that kept me coming back to "McMillan & Wife" was a chance
    to see Susan St. James in her "sleepwear"...
  7. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    Not Nancy Walker??;)
  8. W.B.

    W.B. Well-Known Member

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    The big question (other than for the obvious corporate reasons) is, why haven't the subsequent seasons after the first been released on DVD?
  9. EddieVanHalen

    EddieVanHalen Well-Known Member

    I wonder the same as I live the show and want them all.
    Maybe poor sales, who knows.
    Have you noticed how well shot it was?
  10. Blair G.

    Blair G. Well-Known Member

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    Delta, BC, Canada
    Wow, haven't thought of that shop in years.

    Really liked it :agree:

    Wasn't it part of a whole series (the series name escapes me) of detective shows on one of the networks?

    Banacek was part of it too I think, maybe a Dennis Weaver show and perhaps even Columbo.

    Edit: My memory is better than I thought.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_Mystery_Movie

    NBC Mystery Movie with rotating shows in the same time slot.

    The Dennis Weaver show was McLeod.

    Also [I]Madigan, Hec Ramsey, Snoop Sisters, Quincy M.E and a few others I don't recall.
  11. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    Mystery Movie Theater on NBC.
    We got it in early 1972.
  12. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    We like McMillan And Wife on this forum, then?:winkgrin::righton:
    Any extras on the DVD of season one?
  13. ChrisM

    ChrisM Slightly warped but, still plays fine

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    Ontario, Canada
    Why didn't Susan St. James just do a spinoff? I think that a lot of people would probably have watched "Wife". :D

    Cheers,
    Chris
  14. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

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    NJ, USA
    You should get Netflix and if you have good internet a Blu Ray player that can stream Netflix or Roku box ($79 at Amazon). Netflix has all 6 seasons available to watch through their streaming service (you can get a basic membership for $9/month).
  15. Blair G.

    Blair G. Well-Known Member

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    Slightly OT but has anyone seen the Season 1 and Season 2 Banacek DVDs?

    Am wondering what the picture quality is like.
  16. ringosshed

    ringosshed Well-Known Member

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    san diego

    Oh god yes!! She used to wear American Football shirts to bed. Very sexy with that long black hair.
  17. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    It's not too late! 'Widow' coming your way on NBC this fall?!
  18. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    It was "McCloud".
  19. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    I agree. Maybe THAT's why the show died...
  20. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

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    Come to think of it, didn't Sally McMillan move to Greenwich Village and live with a woman? Or was that Kate and Allie?
  21. CusBlues

    CusBlues Forum Resident

    Our family used to watch this. The show was really well done. I vaguely remember the retooled show. I bet we quit tuning in. As a kid, I always thought the Nancy Walker character was funny. I was also old enough to enjoy Susan St. James in her sleepwear.
  22. shokhead

    shokhead Wear baseball cap in the direction your life goes

    Measurements: 33 1/2B-25-35 (during "McMillan & Wife" (1971)),