My dad didn’t watch a lot of TV, but he had a few shows he would watch; westerns and crime/PI/thriller shows. Gunsmoke and Bonanza were staples in our house’s TV menu (3 major network stations and PBS) along with The Man from UNCLE, Mannix, Mission Impossible, and THE FBI.
I don’t think about that a lot, but when I saw the announcement of Efrem Zimblist Jr’s death May 2nd, the memories came back. The theme song came into my head and I thought about sitting with my dad and watching TV together.
Today, my reading tends to be thrillers, my television watching is crime shows and my writing is FBI thrillers.
One of the reasons I write what I write. Thanks Dad and RIP Efrem. Maybe the two of you can sit back and talk through old FBI episodes together.