Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Complete Nero Wolfe Magaset DVD

Nero Wolfe is a terrific boxed DVD set. Since I seldom watch broadcast TV (only DVDs), watching the shows recently was new experience for me. It's an unusual format, in that the various episodes employ the same ensemble of character actors for the sundry supporting roles of each episode. That threw me a bit at first, especially with the femmes fatales. anyway, it's a whole lot of fun to watch and a brilliant period piece.

"Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson before them, the brilliant but curmudgeonly Nero Wolfe and his streetwise sidekick Archie Goodwin are crime's greatest nemeses. With Nero preferring to solve crimes at home amid his orchid collection, it is Archie who does the legwork about town to allow Wolfe to unravel the most confounding crimes. Together the duo cracks cases of murder, deception, blackmail, and more, resulting in an unforgettable confection of mystery, suspense, and style.

Faithfully adapted from the best-selling stories by Rex Stout, The Complete Nero Wolfe Megaset stars Maury Chaykin (The Sweet Hereafter) and Oscar(r) winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and features all 20 episodes of the critically acclaimed A&E series, including the feature-length series pilot, The Golden Spiders. "

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