Tuesday, July 05, 2011
God Save the Queen
Trying to catch up on some of the shows that we enjoy, we watched "10 Li'l Grifters," the second episode of the new season of Leverage. The case takes the team to a party where the characters are supposed to come dressed as characters from mystery novels, films, or television series, and Timothy Hutton arrives dressed as Ellery Queen. I was amused, since I have fond memories of his father Jim Hutton playing Ellery Queen--and I was even more amused that Timothy Hutton was wearing a unstructured, slightly floppy hat, a red sweater, and a tweed jacket that looked exactly like his father's wardrobe from the old NBC series. I had just purchased Ellery Queen on DVD last spring; it was surprising to see a television nod to the classic series.