Monday, August 09, 2010

The Glades

I've been watching A&E's The Glades regularly. Pretty entertaining stuff, and of course there was that caiman in the first episode. How could I resist? Also, I sort of know Matt Whitten, who's the supervising producer. I liked a couple of novels he wrote, and he and talked at a few conventions. He even tuckerized me in an L&O episode he wrote years ago. Last night's episode was written by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin. I also know Lee, and I know he's a Harry Whittington fan. While I got a kick out of the entire episode, my favorite part was the fake name used by one of the suspects: Ashley Carter. Judy wondered why I laughed when I heard the name, so I had to explain about The Sword of the Golden Stud and other novels. I'm looking forward to the second episode that Goldberg and Rabkin wrote, coming later this season.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found the lead so off-putting in the first episode that I quit watching. Jackie said the second wasn't as annoying so I might give it another try (we recorded the others). Or not.

Jeff

Jerry House said...

I enjoyed last night's episode very motch. Coincidently, word verification: motch.

Anonymous said...

Bill, I'm glad you're enjoying The Glades. It just so happens I read your book A Bond With Death last weekend and really enjoyed it. I also got your book Murder in Four Parts and am looking forward to reading that too. As I said to you when we met, I found your books inspiring. They inspired me to write my mystery novels, so I continue to be incredibly grateful to you. Take good care, Matt Witten

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for stopping by, Matt, and especially the kind words. If you ever make it to a Bouchercon again, I'd love to sit down and talk for a while!

Lee Goldberg said...
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Lee Goldberg said...

I put that Ashley Carter reference in knowing that Bill Crider was, perhaps, the one person in America who would appreciate it.

Like my buddy Matt, I am a big Bill Crider fan, especially of his westerns OUTRAGE AT BLANCO and TEXAS VIGILANTE.

Lee

Benjie said...

Since we don't have A&E on our package, the Blushing Bride and I have to wait until we can watch online--but watch we do. And we enjoy it too.