Monday, October 04, 2010

What Sucks…The Reaper

Well, one of two things are true, either that old legend where when the Reaper comes for you and if you can beat him at a game you get a reprieve is bullshit, or the Reaper does not consider the ripping out of a piece of paper from a typewriter and tossing it over your shoulder so it lands on a pile of other papers, a game. For if he did, clearly Steven J. Cannell would still be with us. Alas, he is not, so sleep great creator of the “A-Team”, “21 Jump Street” and “The Rockford Files” among countless other shows that dotted our television landscape over the last 35 years, including, yes “Hardcastle & McCormick”, “Hunter” and “Riptide” which I think was the same show, same dialogue, shot differently by different directors in a creative experiment no one knows about till now. And how to end this post? How else but like this…

Steven J. Cannell, RIP.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the few great authors that was out there. RIP Steven.