Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 10

The last “season” wasn’t really a season, but a collection of specials that aired over 13 years, with the last few each having 3 years in between them. Due to the spread, this season ends up very varied and quite interesting, definitely a strong endpoint for the series. The first episode contrasts Columbo’s age with…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 9

The season uses some new elements in the episodes that break up the usual formula a bit, but in contrast to some earlier episodes, it usually works in favor of the episode. The first episode has multiple visualized dream sequences where Columbo and the killer are shown as static background elements (in a blue tint,…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 8

Fans had to wait a long time for new episodes after season 7, as this one started airing almost 11 years later. Despite only being 4 episodes short, the season was a nice return to the series, with interesting cases/killers. Columbo’s dog makes a short appearance in one of the episodes, but it’s only for one…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 7

A very diverse season, very enjoyable. It starts out strong with an episode that on the one hand has a very sympathetic killer and on the other hand the final clues for the solution of the case were very fitting for the theme episode. With the second episode I very strongly recommend not watching it…

Anime Impressions – Overlord Season 1

Another “player is stuck in an MMO game” series, I hear you ask… well yes and no. Compared to other shows like that, the scenario of Overlord has something special that I really like. For one it takes the scenario and limits it to one person (so far) and it happens not just during the…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 6

Well this was an extremely short season… only 3 episodes. All of them were rather good though, with the first one standing out due to the actor chosen for the bad guy: William Shatner, playing an actor that is famous for playing a TV detective… pretty meta, but used in a fun way. Walter Koenig…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 5

Another 6-episode season, though still longer than the next ones. The season had several highlights, though a comparatively weak ending, but more on that later. The first episode was already something special since it ends without the arrest of the murderer.  Location-wise 2 episodes stand out: The second episode takes place in the suari embassy…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 4

This season was shorter with only 6 episodes, compared to the usual 8/9 of the previous seasons (I’m  counting season 1 with the pilot episodes, as that’s also how the DVDs are distributed). There are some highlights in terms of location in this season, with one episode taking place on a cruise ship and another…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 3

The season continues on strong after the second one. The cases are very varied in terms of perpetrators and themes. During this season, Columbo takes a more active role in convicting the culprit, laying out a trap in multiple episodes (he did trick the perpetrators in one episode of the previous season – “Dagger of…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 2

This season gives Columbo a lot more character. His dog makes its first appearance in the first episode and is seen again in the seventh. Most of the scenes used for Columbo are done in a humorous way, like showing him stumbling down the roadside or the way he tries to find a name for…