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Murder, She Wrote

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TV Series

The Resume

    (September 30, 1984-May 19, 1996)
    Aired on CBS
    Set in Cabot Cove, Maine
    Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
    Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper (1984-88)
    Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger (1988-96)
    Premise: A successful mystery writer solves the unusually large number of murders that occur around her

Why Murder, She Wrote might be annoying:

    No one seemed to think it was suspicious that dead bodies turned up wherever Fletcher went.
    Cabot Cove had the highest per-capita murder rate for any town in the US.
    The Cabot Cove harbor scenes were shot at the Jaws lake from the Universal Studios tour. (As if the town wasn't dangerous enough already.)
    For several episodes in seasons six and seven, Lansbury would show up at the beginning to introduce a mystery featuring a different sleuth, then disappear until the end, when she would wrap up the story.
    Despite having been a hit for a dozen years, it won only two Emmys, in the minor categories of music composition (1985) and costume design (1986).
    A real series of mystery novels were released under the Jessica Fletcher name (ghostwritten by Donald Bain).

Why Murder, She Wrote might not be annoying:

    The title was inspired by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mystery 'Murder, She Said.'
    In the early 90s, the producers successfully revitalized the show by moving Fletcher to New York, where she taught criminology, and emphasizing her career as an author, with the deadlines and problems that the profession can bring.
    Lansbury was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress a record twelve straight years.
    The Germans may have realized there was something suspicious about Jessica Fletcher: the German title of the show translated as the ambiguous 'Murder Is Her Hobby.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 35 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 26 Votes: 34.62% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 93 Votes: 38.71% Annoying