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 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Y'know, nothing authentically renders one more humble than receiving an absolutely unanticipated, totally unexpected and gobsmackingly speechless testament than Coleman's gracious royal response above.

Mind you, we've been professionally-personaly blessed to have been mentored and befriended by some of most legendary world-class talents Hollywood and the arts around the world have ever bequeathed upon this wacky blue orb ... and these are the true standards by which we set our sails.

All the Tonys, Oscars and Nobels in the world can't equal - let alone eclipse - something like this.

And to top it off, we were just as stunned to see this addendum he'd posted on our Facebook page:

"Thanks so much for helping to keep The Equalizer alive. I know everyone
involved with the show appreciates it. The very best to you, my friend."

smile wink


 Posted:   Dec 10, 2012 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Before we enter our final Equalizing offerings, we always like to use this fabulously fun piece as a reminder of Coleman's observation that Mr. Woodward was infinitely more witty than his on-screen counterpart (who wasn't exacty Dino wink ).

[ And if your loved ones are still alive, treasure them not only this holiday season but Always ...
In All Ways.

Some of us never had that chance ... ]

 Posted:   Dec 24, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Of all the classic eps Coleman so consummately contributed,

Season Three's "Christmas Presence" hasta rank quite high.

Harley is sent by McCall to assist a 6-year old afflicted with AIDS who's being threatened by adult neighborhood bullies so utterly humanly bankrupt they can't get by their terminally-insecure fear embodied by this young child (played by the astonishing Corey Carrier who gives far and away the most touching performance by a small person we've ever witnessed.

You may be able to view it here

[ ]

[ This show also marked the farewell for Richard Jordan and it's an aptly impressive occasion for his fine guest-starring appearances supporting the recovering Mr. Woodward after the latter's heart-attack understandably diminished his on-screen frequency. ]

Bravo and RIP, Mr. Jordan. cool

 Posted:   Feb 19, 2013 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) is in talks to direct the movie based on the CBS tv series. The movie has Denzel Washington taking on the Russian mob after performing one of his good deeds.

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Souffle   (Member)

Thanks Dragon for the update. Glad they found a replacement for the director and that the project is still on.

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2013 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Welcome bak, Souf - thou wert royal and truly missed.

[ Just for future clarification, folks - and no disrespect meant to anyone - whatever announcements arise about the impending movie project, please relegate them to independent threads elsewhere. ]

This is a soon-to-be-concluded Appreciation of THE SERIES ONLY ... we thus hereby humbly ask others to, ah, equally wink respect this foundational focus so it doesn't devolve into fruitless diversion about issues that have nothing to do
with the general spine upon which these efforts are specifically expended.

As to that, given the conspicuously consistent contrary spoil-sport nature many like to engage in hereabouts, we're under no illusion this simple request shall be harmoniously heeded, let alone achieve thoughtful actualization.

Then again, as McCall wearily sighed to Control at the elegiac end of the superlative "Community of Civilized Men",

... "The more things change, the more they stay the same." ...

smile See ya inna month ...



 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Looks like there's hope on The Equalizer front:

 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Mucho obligo, Phelpsie, for the generally optimistic update we were previously unaware of.

Mind u, apparently the complete series has been available in England for quite some tyme now tho it's still surprising it'd take an enterprising outfit OUTSIDE Amurrica to remedy this grevious oversight. No further komment on the studios' usually visionary roll eyes roll eyes roll eyes insight.

As fer that mo'om pitcher deal, we'll paraphrase Shakespear's Will on that score:

"A thorn by any other name will NE'ER smell as sweet as the original Rose."

So there, nyahhhhhhh.

 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   Thisisme   (Member)


I tend not to post on message boards they usually Descend into arguments about nothing but i did find this I can't see it's been posted before and I thought you might be interested I've looked at this site a few times being a fan of edward woodwards but like I said I don't usually bother posting.

This is Edward woodwards appearances on the English version of this is your life. There is an interview with his wife on you tube as well about his second appearance on the show. apologies if the link doesn't work but I expect it will work on your search engine of choice


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Tho we restate our fervent desire to respectfully refrain from inadvertently hijacking this offering with comments on the upcoming film (feel perfectly free to start your own independent ode, should the impulse ignite), aside from co-creator Michael Sloan's producer credit attached,

the other singular noteworthy occurrence is that of the onliest participant of
the original series - Melissa Leo's touching turn as ballerina Irena in its
impressive third ep, "The Defector" -

being cast opposite the Denzel-ian in this update.

Rather than feeling askance at the situation,

mayhap a bemused acceptance is the royal road to travel, no? wink

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Good that everyone is still keep vigilant about the Equalizer.... smile

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Hay, Mick - 'caught your subtly slick vee-pun thar, pally smile - between those who continue
to cheer-lead from afar (youse) und near (Coleman)

we figger to keep this going and not pull the permanent plug by waiting to see if it hits big grin
100,000 afore the flick is released next year.

Coming Up Anon Department:

How Edward Woodward

wuz so unconventionally cast (James Coburn/Ben Gazzara to the contrary) ... eek

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Mind U, Where More

Colorful wink Equalizers are Concerned Department:

cool cool

Paramount (not the star-trekked studio) among the most dynamic appearances in a superb series
foundationally full of them was the first season appearance of Fred Williamson as Detective Mason Warren.

“Reign of Terror” dealt with a courageous doctor (played by the ever-enchanting Mme. McKee) operating
a street clinic being shaken down for drugs and money by the local gang. McCall initially offers his assistance
which the strong (and stubborn)-willed physician rebuffs until she’s paid a frightening visit by the punks whereupon
she then phones former flame Detective Warren.

The sequence where Mr. Williamson demonstrates his own impressive Equalization is a highlight in terms of his take-charge acting, charismatic presence and rugged masculinity (Richard Compton’s intensely-focused direction was equally indispensable). By the tyme it’s over, you wanna stand up and cheer (tis a profound pity his character – tho he returned briefly for an all-too short scene with Mr. Woodward in a later ep – couldn’t have been enlisted beyond; durn,
he was THAT dang impressive). smile

As to that, “RoT” was a particularly pivotal script for both Coleman

(in collaboration with Steve Bello) and Mr. Woodward - who’d apparently been generally frustrated-in-the-extremis throughout the inauguaral season for the specific lack of definition as to the who, what, where and why of Robert McCall.

Faced with a situation he realized couldn’t be confronted by his usual methods
– how can a non-violent approach possibly be effective in the face of
unrelenting hostility threatening many innocents, especially a sick baby
directly involved?

The manner in which this is so memorably resolved proved a rich rosetta stone
of future seedlings that the series enhanced as it evolved towards its own
still-unmatchable ever-lasting luminous achievement.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Equalizing Rep Company Reunion Department:

While Ms. Plummer memorably appeared in the 3rd season ep, "Dance on the Dark Side"

They both recently appeared in New York



 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Hay, Two Outta Three Ain’t Brilliantly Bad Department

First Momma Tammy Grimes made her incandescent never-topped Femme McCall Fatale in the superb “Community
of Civilized Men” – with an exquisite chemistry with olde friend Mr. Woodward no one EVER came close to (uh) Equalling,

then Daughter Amanda appeared the season after but, alas, Poppa never made it a terrific theatrical Family trilogy within the series itself

(tho they did team-up in the 2002 telefilm –

anyone ever seen it?) embarrassment

cool cool

 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

how many seasons are out on dvd?

 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Glad Yer Still Speakin' 2 us, Bruce-O smile Department:

But to answer your question, on these shores just Season One.

However, over in bloomin' Britain, the entire fabulous four seasons (not the group, either wink )

Go flamin' figure mad

 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Boy o boy!
first i read that THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR has been released in AUSTRALIA frevvinsakes....
now this!!!!

o the humanity!

 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Da Kosmic Kuestion, Bruce-Horati-O Tis This Department:

 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

When Adam Ant

Wuz Squashed und Permanently


[ "A great hawk in the city ... how long do you think he can last?"

Mona McCall sage smile. "Ohhh ... for as long as he's careful." ] wink

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