I used to watch this series some when I was
a child, but I don't remember if it was during its original
run, or if I saw it in re-runs in the 70's. I do remember
that I always liked Mike Conners, who played the
square-jawed handsome hero of the show. His show was
on for 8 years, between 1967 and 1975, so I probably saw it
more in the later years.
Until I saw the DVD
set, I didn't realize that Mannix worked for a firm in the
first season with high tech computer equipment. That was
kind of fun to see. I just remember him as a private eye,
and with his secretary, Peggy. I had completely forgotten,
too, that Robert Reed (the dad on "The Brady Bunch") and
Larry Linville (Frank from "M*A*S*H) were on the show.
I do recall that the show was pretty violent, but it's kind
of like cartoon violence, typical of the shows back then.
Mannix gets beaten up an awful lot, and he punches a lot of
people, too. Other people get shot and fall down, dead. Not
Mannix. He doesn't seem to get hurt too much, considering
all that happens to him.
The stories are very
good and still hold up today. If you're not used to watching
older shows, this may seem very slow to you. TV shows moved
a lot slower back then, and the plots were not too complex.
Which is fine with me.
There are quite a few
extras in this DVD set, which is unusual for a show this
old. They have some interviews, audio commentares,
clips from talk shows and more. Check it out!
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Description: "PRIVATE EYE, AMERICAN ICON.
Before Magnum P.I., before Miami Vice, before CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation, there was Joe
Mannix, the private
investigator who defined cool for an entire
generation. Now you can own all eight seasons of one
of the most iconic series in television history.
Golden Globe winner Mike Conners stars as the tough
talking, hard-hitting detective. With his loyal
assistant Peggy (Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gail
Fisher) at his side, he's always on the case and he
always solves the crime. Here are all 194 episodes
together, that bring the action, the music, and the
style of an era back to life. Developed for
televisions by Executive Producer Bruce Geller (TV's
Mission: Impossible), Mannix
cruises the mean streets of Los Angeles, cracking
cases that feature an array of ne'er-do-wells, from
the most dangerous of criminals to the syndicates of
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