I want my life to be like an episode of Murder, She Wrote
without the murder, naturally.
But I love the cozy village of Cabot Cove. I want to bike everywhere and say hello to friendly neighbors. I want to live in a rambling old Victorian house, with a pied a terre in Manhattan for when I'm feeling urban. Basically, I want to be Jessica Fletcher. There, I said it.
It is. You live in a basement and nobody cares.
um, ok r1....
Could you cope with not having genitals?
Cunt. Get off of my cloud.
OP, how old are you?
I feel like killing people.
OP .... murder her and take over her life.
I've got dozens of wigs I can donate to your wardrobe.
The first thing you need is lots of adoring adult nieces and nephews in different cities, OP, who don't mind you frequently visiting them.
Maine can be nice but for the most part, the people are not very attractive.
[quote]The first thing you need is lots of adoring adult nieces and nephews in different cities, OP, who don't mind you frequently visiting them.
You will also need Brenda Vaccaro to pretend to be several different people you encounter, OP.
You mean you want to be the victim whose murder Jessica solves ?
OP is Andrew Stevens, longing for the day when he was considered both sexy and dangerous.
[quote]OP is Andrew Stevens, longing for the day when he was considered both sexy and dangerous.
I'm not sure it is, I haven't decided yet.
I would like my life to be set in the show As Time Goes By.
I always wanted to live in Collinsport from Dark Shadows: seances, kooky relatives & townsfolk with an endless supply of skeletons in their closet, time travelling, graveyards and hanging out in a pub where they play the same three tunes over & over. With occasional trips to Boston if I want to feel urban.
At the risk of derailing the thread...
... I want my life to be like "Dynasty".
I agree with r17. I am from a little town in New England. It sure wasn't like Cabot Cove!!! Cabot Cove is fantasy, hon. It is how we wish life could be. Not that we can't live in a small town, live in a Victorian house that screams Holly Hobby and Hallmark, stay home bake cookies,solve mysteries and hop to the ciy for urban fun when we need to. And there is nothing wrong with living like that if it presses your buttons.
I found people, for the most part, in NE to be crude, nasty and arrogant as well as bigoted against other European ethnicities that they had never had any contact with. Think about that for a minute.To be fair, this was 35 years ago.
r18 here again.I should add this: things do change. Just look at NE's record for Gay marriage. Also, some of those nasty people I dealt with had issues. I know, because I looked them up on the 'net and elsewhere. Some have come out of the closet.Others clearly had dealt with their issues. So, places DO change.
I always thought Cabot's Cove should be in the South. Northeasterners don't like people poking in their business. Being a good neighbor means stay the fuck away and mind your own business.
IMe too , Op! A cozy life, down to the wharf for fresh lobsters, off to the market for veggies and home. Friends over for dinner, gossip over coffee and drinks. Cozy winter mornings with the fireplace burning, curled up on the couch watching the snow fall.
Yes, except for the incessant murder, Cabot Cove is just a fantasy; where every view's a postcard and everyone friendly and neighborly.
I love the rare occasions people put Jessica in her place for being such a meddling busybody.
One of my favorite episodes is "The Error of Her Ways".
You'd also get visited by lots of old MGM stars and Broadway performers which could be fun!
How are your bicycle skills, OP?
Move to Mendocino, CA (location for non-studio exteriors of Cabot Cove.)
"Murder, She Wrote" was just one long reunion of MGM stars, all of whom best friends with Jessica.
Including Kathryn Grayson as "Ideal" Molloy. What kind of name is "Ideal"?
Is Mendocino, CA. is the poor man's Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.?
Don't bitch me, Ideal. I had to Google you. You were a "construction coordinator" on "That Girl"?
Move to Provincetown, OP. It's the closest thing there is to Cabot Cove and it's gay. What could be better?
It also has lots of big-boned women in high-waisted pants showing off their curvy gunts.
It also has lots of big-boned women in high-waisted pants showing off their curvy gunts.
Angela herself would be proud:
R10 speaks the truth. When I went to Portland it looked like a casting call for "The Hills Have Eyes."
"Move to Mendocino, CA (location for non-studio exteriors of Cabot Cove.) "
Does Cabot Cove have a tourism-based economy? Mendocino is really beautiful, but it's tiny, isolated, and touristy.
Personally, I always wanted my life to be like "Star Trek". Traveling through the universe with my friends and peers, constantly having adventures, replicators and transporters at my disposal, and knowing my family is a million light years away.
Boothbay Harbour = Cabot Cove, for exteriors at least.
Small towns aren't cute. They are full of frustrated, uptight people and alcoholics.
Your description sounds like the many years I lived in Provincetown. For most of them I did not own a car,just my bicycle. It did get old after awhile though.
I agree with r33 and r20. Those NE towns are simply not like what r21 is wishing for.Cabot Cove is a fantasy. Sorry to burst your bubble. Try to live like that and the natives will see you as uppity, arrogant,weird,puting on "airs", and an "outsider" never mind what THEY are really like.
As for P-town, it is NOT representative of NE life. Also, life along the water in NE is darn dreary and desolate in a bad way in winter. Trust me on this.
I think the reason why gay marriage became a reality is because, as pointed out, NE'ers do NOT like people messing there nose in their personal biz.And they'll let you know it, too.
r33 is right. And those frustrated people hooked on booze and whatever are sometimes wierd closet cases. Or they are on a power trip because they are just big fish in a little pond, nobody much really. But, they wish they were somebody much, but it isn't going to happen.
The fresh seafood,esp. clams and lobster, are really good, however. Big deal.
Well, I suppose wanting to be Jessica Fletcher is a step up from wanting to be Helen Lawson.
I'm now imaging Angela Lansbury playing Helen Lawson. She really did hate that Patty Duke.
I AM TOM BOSLEY
I AM WILLIAM WINDOM
r26, did you find Ideal Dottini's name through Googling, or were you somehow aware of his/her career?
And since Ideal was a female name on "Murder, She Wrote", does that mean Ideal Dottini was a woman - a big butch lesbian who was construction coordinator on "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spinoffs?
In terms of the frequent accusation that Jessica is a busybody, I just want to point out that at heart, she is NOT one. It's those other bitches in town, like Ideal Malloy and the queen cunt Eve Simpson, who are constantly gossiping, etc. Jessica is actually perfectly happy to graciously mind her own business, EXCEPT when a murderer is on the loose; it is only then that she foregoes the normal boundaries of good taste, because public safety demands it. In that way, she's sort of like the Watertown Police Department was last week.
Actually, can some paying member start a thread: "What If the Boston Bombing Investigation Had Been a 'Murder, She Wrote' Episode?"
[quote][R26], did you find Ideal Dottini's name through Googling, or were you somehow aware of his/her career?
Prior to R25's mention of her, I had idea there was a person called "Ideal Dottini".
So, I Googled the name and one of the first links was her IMDb, where it's listed she worked on "That Girl".
Ideal's name is featured in the closing credits of "That Girl," which I watch regularly on MeTV.
R35 & R36, do you live in the NE now, or some other part of the country? And do you like it better there if elsewhere?
I'd lead my [italic]Murder, She Wrote[/italic] life in St. Paul, Minnesota because of all the cottages and lakes.
Patton Oswald would replace Tom Bosley as our lesbian sheriff with a stable of extremely tall hot blond deputies each of whom resembles Howie Long.
I'd know all the current events because each of those Howie Longs would stop by to give me ass babies and facials.
I'd wear khaki pants because they disguise cum and coffee stains so well. I'd also wear shawl collar sweaters as they fold into a knee pad very easily. I'd go back to wearing loafers without socks - easier to kick off.
Could I be the murder victim? I'm a little tired.
You'll need a few people to say, "you'd be better off dead!" in front of witnesses before you can be killed, R50.
For a woman who, until her sixties, lived her entire life in a small town, Jessica had an amazing social network. She seemed to have a relative or close friend in most major cities of the US and Europe.
That was because she was into the whole pen pal scene R52.
I have never seen "Murder She Wrote" but I know exactly what you mean. I saw a fairly random movie 15 years ago called "Enchanted April".
I was swept away by the images of those 4 British women in the post WW1 era renting a gorgeous villa overlooking the sea in Portofino. I could smell the many flowers, taste the fantastic food and completely live the experience in my mind.
To this day, I swear if I could just have that experience for one month, I would gladly die happy the next day.