Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mannix Seasons 1-3|
Actors: Mike Connors, Ward Wood
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 10/27/2009
They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore
C. Richard | Virginia USA | 02/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly one of the greatest shows to have been on TV. I used to watch the original run as a kid and really enjoyed it. It ran for many seasons and was like an old friend. It was a shame it had to end.
Now, it can be enjoyed again on DVD! It has taken a very long time to come out for some reason and not all seasons are out yet - only 3 so far. I think there are 8 altogether.
For those who have never seen Mannix, here is a brief synopsis. Joe Mannix is a private detective in late 1960's to mid 1970's LA. He is old school - smokes and drinks, gets into fist fights and rescues the ladies in distress while solving complicated mysteries. And, he is a really nice guy. Someone who would make a great friend. They don't make shows like this anymore.
There was an interesting article in the Washington Post a few years ago where they interviewed Mike Connors who played Mannix. He was pretty old, but still kicking, at least then. He told the sad story about the lady who played his secretary Peggy from season 2 onwards during the interview - the years had not been kind to her. She was interesting as she was a black lady who had a major role on a big TV show when that was not common - and she played her part very very well.
The show might look a little dated at times, but consider it local color from mid last century and enjoy the ride. Mannix is action packed and has good stories. It is also fun to notice the many young (mostly female) characters on the show who were just starting out and who have gone on to have major acting careers.
Anyway, if you miss TV the way it used to be, you will really want to check out this DVD series.