- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted October 1, 2010
I have been a big fan of the "Fugitive" ever since its original airing on television during the early 60's. It is a quality drama program that places the lead character in a variety of situation that tests his integrity as a human being and his oath as a medical doctor. A MUST SEE television series!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
"The Fugitive - Season 2, Vol. 2", is the latest release of the best television program ever made.
David Janssen's performance as Dr. Richard Kimble is so good, it is almost as if he was born to play this part. Dr. Kimble was convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to die based on circumstantial evidence. But Dr. Kimble is innocent, loved his wife very much and briefly saw the murderer. A train wreck enabled the doctor to escape execution and provided him the opportunity to vindicate himself by finding his wife's killer. But Dr. Kimble knows nothing about the killer except what he looks like. So, Dr. Kimble begins his odyssey of living under assumed identities, moving from place to place to avoid police Lieutenant Gerard who is still hunting for him and taking whatever job he can find to survive. In each episode he decides when and with whom to "play it safe" by hiding the truth in order to protect himself and when and with whom to risk telling the truth in order to obtain their help in finding the killer.
This is the story of a hero unlike those we typically see on television or in the movies. This hero lacks bravado, arrogance and smugness. Although he breaks many rules, he is not an anti-hero who rejects authority, because he likes to break rules. Dr. Kimble is a hero due to his strength of character, his compassion for others and his perseverance in finding the truth against almost insurmountable odds. The courage and kindness that he continues to express under conditions that would cause most people to lose hope and give in to self-pity is extraordinary and inspiring and a testimony to what our higher natures are capable of.
The power of this series to evoke emotion is palpable. The writing, acting, characterizations, even the soundtrack are flawless. "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen is the realization of an artist's most desired and elusive goal, a virtually perfect creation. And it does that in black and white and without special effects. This is one of the great ones.