Houdini & Doyle review

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JohnCox
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Houdini & Doyle review

Postby JohnCox » March 21st, 2016, 6:52 pm

Hey Gang,

I've reviewed the first episode of the new TV series Houdini & Doyle on my blog here:

http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2016/03 ... ggies.html

I'll review the rest of the episodes (10 total) as they air on FOX starting May 2.
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Re: Houdini & Doyle review

Postby Chris Aguilar » March 21st, 2016, 9:23 pm

Looks dreadful.

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Re: Houdini & Doyle review

Postby observer » March 21st, 2016, 10:42 pm

Reminds me of "Shake 'n' Bake", the SCTV sketch about the swashbuckling derring-do adventures of William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon. Which, um, never actually happened. Same as like Houdini & Doyle solving crimes together.

Should have just gone for straight out no BS fiction, with Houdini & Holmes. Probably marginally more audience appeal too.

PS - The original line is "I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you." That line is (darkly) clever. The quoted version ....


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