Patrick Stewart is going to play Bosley in the next Charlie’s Angels reboot.
I have to really think about that. A long time. I like Patrick Stewart…but Charlie’s Angels…
I saw the show in the original run. I think everybody did because it was pretty popular. Aaron Spelling produced, so David Hedison showed up twice on the show (first season and one of the later seasons). It was new and different–remember this was the era when women were just getting into West Point.
The original angels were Farrah Fawcett-Majors (who passed away a few years back), Jaclyn Smith (doing a K-Mart brand of clothes), and Kate Jackson (seen her show up on TV in a few places). David Doyle played Bosley, who gave them their cases and did other legwork (he passed away relatively young). John Forsythe rounded up the group by being the mysterious Charlie that no one had ever seen (he was doing double duty on Dynasty). While the costuming is tame by today’s standards, Spelling put the ladies in skimpy clothing that led to the media using the term “jiggle shows.”
And Charlie’s Angels does its own nod to the Airport movies. Given Aaron Spelling produced, they also crossed shows with The Love Boat. That was a weird combination, and much later in the series when they were going through Angels.
Charlie’s Angels showed up on MeTV, so I tuned in. The original show has not aged well. The stories are surprisingly not well-written, and the thing that drew audiences too it then are standard for films and TV now.
I’m not sure if Patrick Stewart’s presence can improve the show. Without the era and changes going on at the time, it’s a very standard private eye movie. Doesn’t have anything special to it.