Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Favorite Fictional Character --- Jessica Fletcher

I was all set to give you guys a brand new FFC post about one of my favorite superheroes, Northstar.  I had already started to type it all up when I realized, I really do not feel well enough to write a post that makes any sort of sense.  I've been running a fever and  really am not feeling well at all, so for not being able to give you guys something new, I apologize.  I feel really bad because it seems I've been having to do that lately, more than  I would like to.  So instead I'm going to do a repost on one of my favorite fictional detectives of all time, Jessica Fletcher.  I hope you enjoy it and I'll be back next week with Northstar, the first openly gay superhero.

I decided to go with one of my favorite TV detectives for this weeks Favorite Fictional Character. The brilliant and always classy Jessica Fletcher from the show Murder, She Wrote.

Jessica was a widow and former high school English teacher who took to writing mystery novels. Shorty there after, her life started to imitate the adventures she wrote about. For the most part she stayed in her fictional town of Cabot Cove but as the seasons progressed she found herself traveling more and more around the States and internationally. For some odd reason whether she stayed at home or travelled people always seemed to die around her.

Most of the dead were friends or acquaintances so she felt compelled to solve the case, especially when the police always seemed to be chasing the wrong leads. She never cared about the danger she found herself in, she only cared about finding out the truth. Sometimes that truth wasn't what she wanted it to be, as she sometimes had to put friends in jail. No matter what she never backed down and always proved to be smarter than the criminal.

I've loved this character so much that I have read quite a few of the over 30 books by Donald Bain that are based on her exploits. I keep telling myself to buy the DVDs of the show but I always get distracted by other purchases, so for now I stick to the reruns that occasionally air on cable.


bermudaonion said...

I really didn't watch Murder She Wrote, but my parents loved it.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Hee hee... I just can't see her as anything but Mrs. Potts. Disney has ruined me. :)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Oh how I love Jessica! I loved Murder She Wrote and they even used to have movies after the show ended. I wish they still made them, but maybe Angela is too old now. I haven't seen or heard much about her lately. Hmmm, I need to Google her. I will be truly sad when she passes away. Another great choice, Ryan!

Simcha said...

I was never a big Murder, She Wrote fan but I did like Bed-knobs and Broomsticks. My kids actually just watched it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and they were laughing so hysterically they were falling off their chairs. I didn't remember it being that funny.
Hope you feel better!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon.

I always loved Mrs. Fletcher! And it was a nice show that we could all watch together. I've only read one of the books, but I enjoyed it.

Alexia561 said...

Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well Ryan. Hopefully you'll be back on your feet in no time!

Murder She Wrote was one of those shows that my mother liked, but I never really got into. Preferred Hart To Hart and Remington Steele and shows like that.

Take care!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I hope you feel better. Creepy crud is going around.

Yvette said...

I loved Jessica too, Ryan. My mother used to watch faithfully as well. :)

But my favorites were always the ones that took place in Cabot Cove, crime capital of the world.

Netflix has the entire Jessica Fletcher series (all the seasons) available for streaming, by the way.

LoriStrongin said...

A great character played by an equally amazing actress! This show was always on in my house while I was growing up, so it almost feels as if Jessica Fletcher was an aunt of mine or something!

And YESSSS, Northstar was made of awesome!


Kaye said...

We watched Jessica for years. Eventaully she had to run out of friends! My daughter insisted she was the murderer - ha ha too many coincidences.

I hope you feel better soon, Ryan. Not fun to be sick expecially before a holiday.