I remember growing up in the late 50’s and early 60’s watching “Maverick” on television. Well, actually my parents were watching it but I’d watch too. I liked the guy playing Maverick—thought he was funny.
In 1971, this man was back in another show called “Nichols.” It only lasted a season and I don’t remember much about it, but I watched the show because he was in it.
The same holds true for “The Rockford Files.” If I remember correctly, it was on Friday nights. I couldn’t tell you one storyline, but I watched it because I liked the main character.
“The Rockford Files” lasted several seasons and after it, in 1981, Maverick was back in a new series called “Bret Maverick.” It got decent ratings but NBC cancelled it anyway after only one season. I watched it because he was in it.
James Garner died last Saturday. He was 86-years-old. In my view, he was one of the most likable people on television and also in the movies. I watched a lot of television shows I probably wouldn’t have normally watched because he was fun and entertaining.
James, you’ll be missed. Rest in peace, sir.
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