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On Going Home:
Mr. Mike,you make some good points on Eddie. Alcatraz housed some of the fiercest and dangerous criminals. Eddie doesn't seem to be that kind of criminal. It was also uncanny how the bad guys could find him. I like that he placed the money in the bear. Probably a 2 1/2 type of star rating. JC


Added: Friday 04 August 2017 12:18:18 MST
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SOSF S02E05 - "Going Home" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-2.htm#5


Added: Friday 04 August 2017 07:55:35 MST
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Interesting that you brought that up Ringfire, because way back when, I did have Bosley and Doyle mixed up. They are so very similar.

By the way, I saw that Phil Silvers Gilligan's Island episode again yesterday. 50 years later, I'm still hysterically laughing. Silvers is a comedic genius and I think you need to watch that episode again. IMDB raters didn't back me up on Blue Skies, but they strongly back me up on "The Producer". The Mosquitoes episode is right there too with only the radioactive vegetable seeds episode rated higher.


Added: Thursday 03 August 2017 18:54:10 MST
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Exactly, Fred. In fact Tom Bosley reminds me of the other "Bosley", played by David Doyle on CHARLIE'S ANGELS. Doyle is actually even more slovenly, mostly due to his speech impediment (or lisp). I'm not saying I'd confuse the two if you put them side by side but they're similar in stature and play similar types of roles. And both are Bosley! I think both would be a perfect fit for this SOSF role.

Added: Thursday 03 August 2017 18:09:52 MST
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I agree with Ringfire that Bosley was cast appropriately as the non assuming crook in "Going Home". Plus, I don't think he's well known as "Mr. C" at that time. If there's a miscast issue, it's the "slovenly" Bosley hooking up with the "bombshell" North.

Nonetheless, "Going Home" is a solid episode. 3 stars at least.


Added: Thursday 03 August 2017 11:07:52 MST
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Mike, I'm not sure I understand why you think Bosley was miscast. You say it's not because he played Howard Cunningham on HAPPY DAYS. What other reason is there? Bosley is short and unassuming-looking (even a bit slovenly) and seems just fine for this type of shifty role. It's not like he's playing some ruthless hitman - that would be a stretch. I have no problem with his role here. He's played similar types of characters trying to hit it big in other shows as well. Speaking of TV dads, I'd say Robert Reed is much more iconic as Mr. Brady and we don't have a problem accepting him as a crook in both his FIVE-O appearances.

BTW, how come the stars disappeared? :!cry:


Added: Thursday 03 August 2017 10:38:13 MST
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I watched Going Home, the episode where Tom Bosley plays a low-level crook who breaks into a store owned by Five-O stalwart Milton Selzer and steals these bags which contain $100,000 of bookmaking proceeds. Bosley is totally miscast in this show, and not just because of his later persona as the father on Happy Days. Asking him to play a character like this with a bit of shadiness about him would be like getting Christopher Walken or James Woods to play a normal family man (Woods did play such a role in one film, as I recall). What was also weird about this show was the way that everyone from the cops to the hitmen were able to figure out who Bosley's character really was and where he would be at a moment's notice. Another Five-O actress, Sheree North, plays Bosley's ex-wife, and she looks kind of haggard. This article is interesting, it says that North was originally intended to be the successor to Marilyn Monroe! https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/19/guardianobituaries.film

Added: Thursday 03 August 2017 08:52:15 MST
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One other thing to note about "For the Love of God" is that it has a very good and suspenseful score! I just checked it out again and at the beginning when Strauss takes out his gun and enters the confessional there's an excellent piece of suspenseful scoring there - it's the same score heard in season 1's excellent "Act of Duty". It's a Pat Williams score. Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to SOSF music (the way I did with FIVE-O) so I don't know what other episodes used this music. But it's definitely a great mood-setter!

Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 20:30:45 MST
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SOSF S03E10 - "For Good or Evil" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-3.htm#10


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 20:24:00 MST
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I've really enjoyed these last Streets Of SF string of episodes and reviews. Some of the best episodes in the series. For Love Of God is a FAV of mine. Gregory & Strauss are 2 of my FAV actors and they have a good chemistry. I like this episode because it seems the institutionalized priest received a raw deal. He probably would have made a great priest. It always shocks me seeing priests killed. Similar to Father Jack being killed in Engaged To Be Buried. Stone dressed up in the priest garments heightens the suspense.
Before I Die also a solid episode. I like the Leslie Nielsen character Connor name I think. The episode makes you think:What would you do with the remaining time on Earth if you were given a grave diagnosis? He decides to pursue and kill a slimy criminal. Murray is a good cop and a good man. He couldn't allow his partner to murder someone. I would give both of these episodes 4 stars ****.


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 19:33:53 MST
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