I learned yesterday that ANDY BARKER P.I., NBC's lowest-rated show of the season, has been shipped off to Saturday nights. Shucks. I liked it. I have to admit, though, that I ddin't see it lasting several seasons. What are some of your favorite P.I. shows? What made them last (or not) in your opinion?
By definition, TV and film can't go as far into the P.I.'s head as books can. By now, the P.I. voice-over has become a cliche. IMO, it's best to have an actor who can convey what the P.I. is thinking with body language. James Garner is great at this.
Also, with today's greater continuity, characters have to have room to develop from the first episode to the last. Are there any current P.I. book series you'd like to see as TV or movies?