Columbo and the Myth of Exceptionalism

Oh boy, a post about old American television shows! Perfectly on brand for a blog that started as being about Hindi film. Anyways, I love Columbo, and I want to talk about why I love Columbo, and then you also can love Columbo, and then we can use our Vast Collective Mental Powers to cast Shahrukh in a high budget Columbo remake on Netflix*.

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Watch a Video of My Dad Teaching My Grandpa How to Add Subtitles to Columbo!!!!!

I am just so proud. Dad figured out how to use his Roku, and then he figured out how to record on his cell phone, and then how to send the video to Grandpa! And now Grandpa can do subtitles himself! And most importantly, I AM THE PERSON WHO RECOMMENDED COLUMBO AND ROKU TO DAD AND GRANDPA!!! AND THEY LOVE THEM BOTH!!!! HA! I WIN ALL!!!!

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: What Fictional Detective Do We Most Want Him to Play? Sherlock Holmes, Columbo, or Other?

Another lazy discussion post, but hopefully one that some of you can leap in and join the discussion. Shahrukh doesn’t really have a solid “mystery” in his filmography, and I think he would be great playing the detective role, especially now that he is too old to play the young hero.

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