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Could The Show Work Today ?


Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan.

But the premise being that a woman couldn't be accepted as a detective.

Would this work today or would it seem too dated ?

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I believe it could. I f you are asking whether a show like this could made afresh and still stand up I'm inclined to say no. But if it had the same characters and the original actors playing them then I'd say yes. Though Pierce Brosnon has ruled out the chance of a reunion episode there have been rumours flying around social media of the possibility a Remington Steele movie. The popular idea is to have Hugh Jackman play Steele. I think if they were to start afresh then I'd answer no, but if for a reunion I'd say yes. When this first began in 1982 there weren't that many tough women role models, Laura changed all that now they're everywhere, so it wouldn't be that popular. But

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I have no interest in a reboot. Some sort of reunion would be nice though.

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No. Even with identity theft running rampant, there are so many safeguards and security measures that Steele and Holt would have more than one bitter insurance investigator questioning Steele's identity.

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The only way it could work now is if the woman was somehow barred from having a PI license and "assists" Steele. And Steele would be interested in being a PI for some reason and he funds the agency but she really does all the work.




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It's already working today and it's called "Castle".

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It's already working today and it's called "Castle".


"Castle" has a slightly different premise, but if someone liked one show, they would probably like the other.

"Forget reality, give me a picture"-Remington Steele

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I thought it was a great show. If it had the same core people acting in it, Pierce, Stephanie, and Doris, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Do you know the reason I liked this show? It was because of the way they had Pierce dress. He looked so classy back then. Stephanie dressed nicely too. But, being a guy, her wardrobe couldn't change mine like his could. And, that is one of the big reasons I liked it..because of the class with which it was done.

If you looked at my closet today, you'd probably say, " you've got some nice looking suits in there". You'd see that shows influence.

Now that I've retired, I wish I would have worn suits to work, more often. I only did a couple times, and the co-workers really liked it.

It also helps that I like mysteries and thought the show was humorous. But, I really liked the class with which the show was done.

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One Valentine's Day when I was in college, a friend and I watched a bunch of "Remington Steele" episodes on DVD. She said she was going to tell her roommate and her friends she spent Valentine's Day with Peirce Brosnan. This friend was a huge fan of young Peirce Brosnan, so I gave her an 8 by 10 picture of him in a suit. There was swooning.

"Forget reality, give me a picture"-Remington Steele

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The premise wouldn't work today for two reasons. One is what you pointed out: a woman not being accepted as a private detective. The second reason is that with the internet and social media, the deception would be close to impossible to pull off.

"Forget reality, give me a picture"-Remington Steele

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Great piont. A female detective is more acceptable just like women in most male dominated positions. Steele's ruse couldn't work today because of all the technology that's available to anyone.
I don't understand the need for private investigators really when all you need is a geek and a laptop.

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it's just so the hot guy can run around

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Because the internet may not have pictures of your spouse cheating on you. The internet probably can’t track down your runaway kid, or get incriminating photos of an insurance beneficiary pretending to be injured so as to collect from an insurance company. Plus, why would you hire a geek instead of a Private Eye? You’re spending money either way.

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The Pierce character would have to be a baffoooooon and dumb as a rock if he was a man.

The woman would be a strong independent woman who weighs 80 pounds but can kick a 500 pound black belt karate kid into next week.

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