Skip to comments.Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, small town cop.
Posted on 05/20/2012 9:16:08 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
It's difficult to find quality entertainment on Netflix streaming. Here's three Tom Selleck movies that, in my opinion, qualify: Jesse Stone, Night Passage / Jesse Stone - Stone Cold / Jesse Stone - Death in Paradise. Great entertainment, no PC agenda.
I have always loved Tom Selleck from his ‘Magnum’ days and I was really happy to see him ‘again’ in the Jesse Stone series. It’s good stuff!
“Innocents Lost is coming on CBS this evening. I’m a Selleck/Stone/Bluebloods fan myself. ;o)
Thanks, I didn’t realize it was on TV. I cut the TV cable over a decade ago.
Check out Bittorrent.
Doesn’t look like Bluebloods made it to Netflix streaming. Thanks for the tip.
I’m just a small town cop. Mostly, I just give out parking tickets. Ha ha...
I’ve Netflixed the ones he’s done so far...very good. I also programmed the DVR to record the upcoming new release.
I’ve mostly been going through series I never watched when they were prime time: Nip/Tuck, Heroes, Roswell, etc....I think it’s better when you can see them from start to finish than hang on each week.
But, Jesse Stone is old. I’ve seen all of them at least 4 times! When are we going to have a new story?
Jesse Stone is a very interesting character underplayed by Selleck. The shows usually are entertaining with a dark undertone. True drama. Just IMHO.
Based on a series of books by Robert B Parker.
Same guy who wrote ‘spenser for hire’
Very good reads.
First time I saw them. I guess I’m just blissfully disconnected from current “culture.”
He certainly is understated in this role, for sure. I can’t quite wrap myself around his seemingly sporadic drinking problem and the nightly calls to his ex-wife, but I like the crime detection and resolution and his approach to crime - punch the sucker out.....I like them. The “I’m just a small town cop......” and his “I’m the police chief, I’m supposed to know everything....” are likeable recurring quips that are fun.
I've been very dissapointed in the limited choices. Thinking of cancelling subscription.
If Selleck manages a believable performance at this, I will never question his acting ability again.
I’ll certainly watch any future “Jesse Stone” movies.
I'm about there myself, I glanced at Hulu Premium the other day. Looked like slightly better content, or at least different content.
agreed. netflix streaming is pretty much a waste of time. rarely, if ever, is there a movie you really want to watch. seems like they only stream the loser movies no one wants.
I wish Spenser For Hire was out on DVD. I loved that show.
I started to watch Portlandia. It was too painfully close to the depressing truth about West Coast culture.
I’ve watched Jesse Stone, the old Magnum PI TV shows, Sherlock Holmes series from the 80s, I like the British TV shows. I wish Netflix had more shows from the 80s. Remember The Equalizer?
“I’ve been very dissapointed in the limited choices. Thinking of cancelling subscription.”
I'm going through the entire series of "Lie to Me" right now. After that, I'll probably be finished with Netflix.
I think Jeremy Brett did the best Sherlock Holmes. Never saw The Equalizer, and of course, it’s not on Netflix.
They run on the Hallmark Movie Channel as part of their Mystery series. But there are only 3 movies. They are a little dark, but I’d surely like to see another episode.
I’ll look for that — “Benefit of the Doubt”. I always miss everything that is on the regular stations because I never watch them. I’m either on Fox News, Fox Business, or Hallmark 2/7. But I never even scroll through the TV Guide for ABCNBCCBS to see what’s playing.
From the two or three books I've read, I prefer the calls to having his ex sleeping around Boston (and with Stone) as a tv weather girl.
I like how we support good guy Tom Selleck rather than giving liberals free press. This thread is magnificent! Go Tom, Blue Bloods, and Jesse Stone.
I named my dog after Jesse Stone.
BTW, watched "War Horse" this morning. Outstanding. One of the key scenes, where a boy gets the horse to pull a plow and plow a field, was shot with an actor (and a few bystanders), a horse, and a field. And it was incredibly touching. But the cavalry charge against the German camp was great, too.
The Selleck Jesse Stone shows are by far my favorite detective videos. Like the books too. Fortunately, Parker didn’t have time to turn the Stone books into what he did with the Spencer series towards the end. The last few were preachy screeds extolling promiscuity, homosexuality, and minority superiority.
It is for similar reasons that I have now decided to no longer buy Lee Child’s books. I am reading “The Affair” now. And it will be my last. They have descended into all having the same plot: wonderful (usually flawless, always oppressed) minority people need Reacher’s help to overcome rancid, ignorant middle-class Americans who stupidly cling to their guns and Bibles. And, of course, every woman in each book (except for Neagley — do far) can’t keep her hands (and other body parts) off of Reacher — which is fine by Child who makes clear he is pro-promiscuity and abortion (should the promiscuity produce an unwanted offspring).
I am now turning my attention to Robert Crais, whose Joe Pike character doesn’t impose his leftwing politics on us. He just kills bad guys.
Been watching Murder She Wrote, which I never watched when it was originally on. I'm also re-watching Dark Shadows, although the beginning episodes (prior to Barnabas) haven't made it to live streaming yet. I'm assuming they are coming though, because they used to offer these episodes via disc, but now those aren't even available. They did the same thing with McMillan and wife. I had begun to get those discs, but then they were no longer available. I recently discovered they'd been put on live-streaming, and have been watching them.
Some series that I've enjoyed from Netflix, but aren't available on live-streaming are "Wallandar" starring Kenneth Branagh. Netflix has Season 1, but not season 2 yet. They are presently filming season 3.
Also, a British detective production titled: Jonathan Creek. Seasons 1-4 are available.
Blue Murder is another British detective series starring Caroline Quentin, who also starred in the Jonathan Creek series. There's four seasons in this series. Part is offered on live-streaming, the rest on DVD.
If you like period productions, Garrow's Law is a good series. It's about an 18th Century barrister. Stories are based on the real cases of William Garrow. There are three seasons of this series. The first two are available via disc on Netflix.
I haven’t read Childs’ latest .... bummer that he’s going down that route. Haven’t read much Crais, but what I’ve read, I like. :-)
bump to me.
The Perry Mason are ALL great. ALL OF THEM. He never jumped the shark. There’s one about a NUN or Catholic Sister you should start with. If you don’t like them, I’ll ask God to give you the 90 minutes back someday.
To down load on smart TV, get the “Web Videos” app, then use the free Flingo program to fling them to Web Videos.
When Flinging, have the Web Videos app open on TV, they will then go there instantly.
I have several movies and videos stored in Web Videos queue.
Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like Murder She Wrote is your only recommendation available on streaming. Don’t normally go for the vampire genre.
Yes, Perry Mason is an excellent series. Perhaps when I’m done with all the others I have in my queue, I’ll start tackling that one. And if you’re going to ask God to give me back that 90 minutes, you better do it quick. Longevitity doesn’t run in my family :-)
AFAIK, the choices on Netflix Canada are even more limited (cross-border licensing issues, or some such). I put our account on hold for several months. Putting the account on hold saves you the bother of signing up again, and preserves your user data — while giving Netflix some time to acquire new titles.
Cool, I’ll check it out.
For something completely different try Trailer Park Boys.
We don’t mess with the Hollyweird movies at Netfix, but go straight to the foreign releases.
There are some great South Korean films, especially the crime, drama and action ones. They are dubbed in English.
Surprised at the language and humor, (the humor is great) have found their movies portray a South Korean culture that closely mimics American culture.
There are also many great movies from other countries around the world. We really like the Russian ones.
Looks good. Thanks!
I watched one last night. It was a pretty good find.
I’ve become a late in life Robert Ryan fan. They have a fair collection of his movies. He has to be the best “Bad Guy” in history.
try barnesandnoble and amazon
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