Mimsy Were the Borogoves

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James Garner and The Rockford Files

Jerry Stratton, July 20, 2014

My girlfriend and I just finished watching the entire Rockford Files on Netflix a few months ago. We loved it so much we went through withdrawal, and went looking for more, only to find that they made some movies afterward, so we got those on DVD and watched them, too.

I was a little too young to watch Maverick, but The Rockford Files, if not the originals then at least in syndication hit me just at the right time. Jim Rockford was cool, he lived on the beach in California, he was exasperated with stupidity but still stuck his nose out for his friends. He helped define what it was like to be a grown-up.

I never watched The Rockford Files all the way through—we watched our TV somewhat haphazardly. When I discovered that Netflix had it, I immediately suggested we watch it, likely in my nerdy way, and we kept watching it all the way through. It remains a great series today; watch it!

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