So, let’s pretend I’m going to start a new feature here at Andi Explains It All called Streaming Sunday. I stream a ton of shows (and sometimes movies) whenever I am at home. I rarely just sit and watch, though. Usually I am working on blog posts, social media promotion, projects, or playing Fishdom to unwind before I go to bed. We talk about what we’re watching on social media. So why not bring it over here? I’ll share what I’m watching and you can share what you’re watching. I’ll kick things off with Murder She Wrote.
Most of you probably watched it in real time back in the 1980s. My grandmother was a MSW junkie, never missing an episode. She loved these kinds of mysteries, whether on TV or in her books. My father also often watched. For whatever reason, I wasn’t as enamored with the show and often either left the room or stuck my nose in a book when it was on.
A few years ago, I decided to check it out when it was on Netflix. I was highly amused during the first episode when her publisher was Coventry Publishing. No wonder my family liked it so much. 😉
And then I was hooked. It’s completely corny and yet fantastic all in one. I’m fascinated both by Jessica’s ability to figure out these murders as well as being such a prolific writer. She’s always running around visiting family and friends. When does she have time to write so many books?
And how much family does she have, for crying out loud? She and her husband never had kids, but they seem to have had a ton of siblings who birthed numerous nieces and nephews.
Of course, there is also the running joke about being careful if you invite Jessica Fletcher to anything, because someone is almost guaranteed to end up dead.
I am also amused at the plethora of guest stars on the show over the years. The episode that I’m streaming right now has one of the jewel thieves from Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo as well as a younger Jerry Orbach. My inner child got all excited that first season when there was a young Joaquin Phoenix, back in his Leaf days.
It’s one of those comfort shows for me that is perfect to have on in the background while I am working or when I am trying to go to sleep. If I happen to be somewhere watching regular TV and it is on, I will likely tune in. For now. I’m enjoying it on the Peacock app.
Are you familiar with Peacock? It’s a free streaming service from NBC. There’s an upgrade available that will let you download shows and watch some of their original programming. As of right now, though, I’m not interested in paying for another streaming service. I’m already paying too much right now as it is. And there is a ton of content to watch.
You can also rent it on sites like Amazon.
Did you watch Murder She Wrote? What are you streaming right now?