Everyone Should Want to Be as Lovely as Jessica Fletcher

The late 1980s and early 1990s had an underrated role model of its time; Jessica Fletcher the lead character on the show Murder, She Wrote. Not to imply that murder is fabulous, due to the probability that if you find yourself in the company of a person that has dead bodies turn up where ever they go, you may be in danger. By stating that Jessica Fletcher was a true image to aspire to be I mean that she was a successful writer, who was intelligent, well-mannered, and kept up a good rapport within her community.


Although conspiracy theories could follow the character of Jessica Fletcher and probably will pop up on this site repeatedly...what really happened to her husband, was Grady her nephew or secret her son?!! Overall Jessica Fletcher who was played by Angela Lansbury was the ideal mature woman, she had grace, poise and a keen understanding of the times of which she found herself in, plus her wardrobe was timeless to be truthful. All these things added to her charm as a character in a slightly camp show that was still highly watchable.


It's not wrong to hope to be as polished as the character Jessica Fletcher embodied, obviously, sans the homicide and other violence portrayed on the show, no thank you for that unpleasantness. A more mimic-able version of the Murder, She Wrote lifestyle will hopefully instead include garden parties and afternoon tea because cucumber sandwiches are just heavenly and something even limited budgets can accommodate.


What kept the show in a league of its own was the lack of overt sexuality and the vulgarities that marred the prime time television lineup during that time. The 1980-90s became the heyday of the "boob tube" which cheapened the viewer's experience by making entire series that were"spank bank" material instead of being intellectually appealing to the masses. More recently there was the show Game of Thrones, which was the modern take on the thinly disguising of porn with a plot. As high of a budget as Game of Thrones was working with, after the first season it seemed to fill airtime with more sex scenes than much else. The writers are not at fault for this though as they are giving the people what they want; any excuse for nudity and sexual violence as normalcy.


Let this be a reflection on society as to how hypocritical times are when the highest-rated show was basically hour-long rape porn shown on a regular basis that was being aired at the height of the #MeToo movement. Again, the writers were working with what was demanded regarding Game of Thrones. If what people watch reveals their personal disposition, there's a long way to go for creating empathy and stopping sexualized violence as far as I can see. In the meanwhile I'll stick with Murder, She Wrote, at least everyone's clothes stayed on in that series.